Frequently Asked Questions

A. From the moment the pre-contract has been signed, it takes on average between 10 to 12 weeks for the whole purchasing process to be completed. There's a 10 day cooling off period.
A. All the properties listed on our website include the Agents fee, they are listed at the same price they are be listed in France, we do not charge anything extra for the superior service we offer, we simply share the agents commission, which is usually paid for by the seller. The listed price does not include the notaire's fees and government taxes, they are around 7% and include the stamp duty and TVA.
A. Not really, a target date is set in the 'compromis de vente' but should not be relied on in the early stages of the process to make travel arrangements etc ... We advise all our clients to wait until the process is well underway before asking to confirm that all is progressing according to plan to sign on the proposed date. The Notaires' duty is primarily to the French State, they will not hesitate to delay proceedings if any legal issues have not been adequately resolved.
A. The Notaire handling the purchase of your property will require full names, contact details, professions, birth and marriage certificates, passport copies, details of ex-husbands and wives.
A. We have teamed up with Foremost Currency Group, a well established, competitive and reliable foreign currency exchange specialist to assist you with converting your Pounds Sterling into Euros and your international transfers. Find out how many ££££'s you can save with Foremost's superb commission free currency exchange service.
A. The notaire is appointed by the State and acts for both parties. Some of his duties include, ascertain details of title and third party rights, verify the details of any charges affecting the French property, prepare the acte definitif (final contract), witness the signing of the 'acte de vente', register the transfer of ownership, collect the taxes.
A. Depending on your circumstances and the type of property you wish to purchase, you may wish use solicitor in the UK, in France, perhaps both or none at all. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and circumstances.
A. This can varie, make sure you check with us first. Generally you will need to have deposited cleared funds into the Notaires' bank account prior to signing. This can take a few days and should not be left to the last minute. We recommend using our currency exchange partners, Foremost, in certain circumstances, bankers drafts can be accepted.
A. Our bilingual specialist French mortgage partners constantly strive to offer a complete selection of mortgage products available throughout France for non-French and overseas residents. Learn more about a french mortgages or make an enquiry.
A. When buying a property in France, various options can be considered by purchasers such as an SCI for instance. A 'Société Civile Immobiliere' is a kind of partnership and can be described as a property-holding partnership which is non-trading. It has unlimited liability and is usually fiscally transparent.

A. We teamed up with FCG due to the level of personal and dedicated service they provide. Whether you require a one off transaction or on an ongoing monthly basis, our exchange currency brokers provides a one to one service enabling you to obtain the most competitive Pounds Sterling to Euros exchange rates now and for the future.

 
A. Sizing the rooms of a property or working out distances in France can be a made confusing with the metric system. Use our metric converter designed for people used to the Imperial measurements and wish to convert to the metric system, or vice versa.
A. The company is registered under the Data Protection Act, we will not sell, give, or lend your e-mail address to any third party company. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
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