How safe is the house buying process in France?

The more I hear from friends and clients about the trials and tribulations of trying to buy and sell property in the UK and other countries around the world, the more I appreciate how regulated, fair and relatively un-stressful the French system is. In France, a vendor pays for the basic . . . → Read More: How safe is the house buying process in France?

Ownership options for buying a property in France

When you buy a property in France, you need to consider the type of legal ownership structure to choose which will have different inheritance and tax implications longer term. The main structures of ownership in France are:

En Indivision and Communaute Universelle PACS Agreement En Tontine SCI (Société Civile Immobilière) En Viager . . . → Read More: Ownership options for buying a property in France

French house buying guide

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1.Making An Offer

Once the seller has accepted your offer on a property, the agent or your property finder will contact the Notaire to arrange for the first contract to be drawn . . . → Read More: French house buying guide

House buying à la français

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All the talk in the British press (as well as in the Australian and American press) over rising house prices, gazumping, gazundering and property bubbles makes me (yet again) very glad to be living in France where people are rather more rational about houses and the property market is hugely more . . . → Read More: House buying à la français