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highly regulated and the buyer

is better protected than in most

other countries.

MAKING AN OFFER

Once you find a property you

want to buy then you make

an offer through your Leggett

agent; this often leads to a negotiation

on price and (hopefully) an acceptance

of your offer.

THE COMPROMIS DE

VENTE

The paperwork is then drawn

up, this is called the Compromis

de Vente. It sets out exactly

what is included in the offer,

what price is being paid and

any caveats that have been put

in (such as needing a mortgage

or the purchase being subject

to planning permission). It

also includes a full dossier of

compulsory diagnostic reports

that the vendor will have

commissioned and paid. Both

parties sign the paperwork (you

don't necessarily need to be

in France to do this) and then

the buyer has a 10 day cooling

off period before the contract

becomes binding.

LEGGETT MAGAZINE EXPERT ADVICE

ROLE OF THE NOTAIRE

The notaire overseeing the sale

does not represent either party

- he works for the state and

ensures that all of the paperwork

is complete, correct and

legal. Quite often two different

notaires will share the work,

one who has been appointed

by the buyer and one by the

vendor - this does not affect the

price at all.

THE ACTE DE VENTE

Once the notaire has completed

all the searches and is happy

the paperwork is in place he

will then draw up the completion contract,

called the Acte de

Vente. Again, you do not have

to be in France to sign this and

can appoint a proxy in your

place - although our experience

is that nearly all of our buyers

want to be there to pick up the

keys and go straight to their

new home, once the papers

are signed and the notaire has

confirmed the funds have been

transferred.

Here are five of the questions

that we hear most often:

Where should I be looking?

The $64,000 question. This is

often driven by budget and

climate and we're happy to

discuss both with applicants.

There are plenty of other things

to consider (ease of access, cultural/geographical

preferences

etc) but it often comes down to

property prices and sunshine!

Can you organise my viewing

trip?

Of course, we will agree a shortlist of

properties and arrange

your full itinerary, meeting our

local agents on site. A common

mistake is to underestimate

For more help

and advice

on buying

property in

France visit the

buying section

on our website.

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