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Buying by post!!!

Discussion in 'French Property' started by orlando, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. orlando

    orlando New Member

    Welcome all,
    On our last trip to France we were told by a French Agent that as it was our last day and we were undecided about a couple of plots of land we could take our time to consider and to purchase by post. Would be interested to hear if anyone has purchased a plot of land or property this way.
  2. junditclaire

    junditclaire New Member

    purchase by post

    It's simple and done often in the area where our agency is based (Riviera).
    Clients often wish to go home and discuss with other family members before putting pen to paper.

    Once you've made your mind up, the agent will simply draw up a compromis or similar contract, have it signed by the vendor and then send it to you so you can sign it. Once this has been returned to the agency they will then give a signed copy to the seller and send one back to you via reg'd post (with the SRU letter giving you the 7 day get out clause) and the necessary certificates (lead, asbestos etc). You then have 7 days to withdraw from teh sale with no penalty should you choose to do so, otherwise you are tied into the sale, depending on the suspensive clauses you've inserted into the contract

    You may wish to have it looked over by a UK solicitor before you sign.

    Good luck
    Claire Healy
    Attika International
    Property in Nice & Property in Cannes
  3. kradical23

    kradical23 New Member

    I think it's safe as long as you've actually been to inspect the property first. I know this seems obvious but there are people who don't even check the property they are buying. One was a consultant at a hospital who lost 1 million on properties she bought but didn't inspect first.
  4. Krek.

    Krek. New Member

    Especially if you are buying land, it is a good idea to go over it with the 'plans cadastrals' and see if the boundaries you have seen 'on site' are correct. Also, ask arround in the neighbourhood about possible flooding (including flash floods from rivers is you are high up). And make sure that you have seen the construction permission. On a French blog I just read about someone who has to go sue her real estate agent and the notary public because the constructible plot he bought wasn't constructible after all. It seems the broker and the notary were working closely together to hide this fact.

    If you don't want to make the trip over again, you can have the property checked by a specialist, like "Check Property Assist" who have inspectors all over France.
  5. majjidpucit123

    majjidpucit123 New Member

    yes very useful guide i appreciate it.
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