Why use a French estate agent?

Looking for a reliable and knowledgeable French estate agent to assist you in buying or selling property in France? You’ve come to the right place! Our team of experienced and dedicated estate agents specialises in helping clients navigate the intricacies of the French real estate market.

Expertise in French Real Estate:

With our in-depth knowledge of the French property market, we are well-equipped to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information about the buying or selling process. From understanding local regulations to identifying the best neighbourhoods and property types, our estate agents have the expertise to guide you every step of the way.

Extensive Property Portfolio:

Whether you’re seeking a charming country property, a luxurious chateau , or a holiday home with a pool we have an extensive portfolio of properties to suit a variety of preferences and budgets. Our English speaking estate agents work closely with you to understand your specific requirements and match you with properties that align with your needs and desires.

Personalised Service:

At our agency, we understand that each client is unique. That’s why we pride ourselves on providing personalised service tailored to your individual goals and preferences. Our estate agents take the time to listen to your requirements, answer your questions, and provide guidance based on your specific needs, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Multilingual Support:

Language should never be a barrier when it comes to buying or selling property in France. Our estate agents are proficient in English, and French. We understand the importance of effective communication, and our multilingual capabilities enable us to cater to clients from diverse backgrounds and ensure clear and transparent transactions.

Guidance and Negotiation:

Negotiating the intricacies of the real estate market in France can be daunting, especially in a foreign country. Our estate agents are skilled negotiators who will work tirelessly to secure the best possible deal for you. Whether you’re a buyer looking to get the best price or a seller aiming to maximise your return, we will advocate for your interests and guide you through the negotiation process.

Post-Purchase Support:

Our commitment to your satisfaction extends beyond the completion of the transaction. Our aim is to ensure that your experience as a property owner in France is seamless and rewarding.

When it comes to buying property in France, trust the experienced estate agents at Town & Country Property France to deliver exceptional service and results. Contact us today to discuss your real estate goals and let us assist you in making your French property dreams a reality!

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    Léran, Ariège

    Character propertyOld stoneOutbuildingsPoolPrestige
    Ref: 705721
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    €198,220 HAI

    Saint-Priest-les-Fougères, Dordogne

    Character propertyDetachedOld stoneViews
    Ref: 705720
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    Country House

    €345,000 HAI

    Bonnes, Charente

    Character propertyGood for horsesOld stonePoolSingle storeyViews
    Ref: 705719
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    €296,800 HAI

    Confolens, Charente

    Character propertyGite(s)OutbuildingsPossible incomeViews
    Ref: 705706
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    Country House

    €549,999 HAI

    Alloue, Charente

    Character propertyDetachedGite(s)Old stoneOutbuildingsPoolPossible incomeViews
    Ref: 705711
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    €160,000 HAI

    Mialet, Dordogne

    DetachedGite(s)Possible incomeSingle storeyViews
    Ref: 705717
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    Village House

    €78,000 HAI

    Character propertyOld stoneOutbuildingsViews
    Ref: 705716
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    Montgradail, Aude

    Ref: 705715
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    €126,000 HAI

    Ruffec, Charente

    Possible income
    Ref: 705714
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    €445,200 HAI

    Lizant, Vienne

    DetachedOld stoneRiver frontageViews
    Ref: 705713
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    Villelongue-d’Aude, Aude

    Character propertyOld stonePossible income
    Ref: 705710
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    Village House

    €155,000 HAI

    Montmoreau, Charente

    Gite(s)Possible income
    Ref: 705712
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    Professionals in the real estate sector must comply with obligations of vigilance as set out within the framework of the regulations of the French financial intelligence service (TRACFIN).

    We must take measures to ensure that our clients are properly identified, and to ensure that transactions are carried out in compliance with anti-money laundering rules.

    We must collect all information relating to the purpose and nature of the operation to be carried out and all elements will allow us to have an extensive knowledge of the client.

    As such, and before signing any contractual documents, you will be asked to provide certain information as well as the documents below:

    For our buyer clients : 

    • Proof of identity 
    • Recent proof of address
    • Information regarding your income, wealth and source of funds
    • If the buyer is a company : a recent registration document and articles of association

    For our vendors : 

    • Proof of identity 
    • Recent proof of address
    • Proof of ownership
    • Latest ‘avis de taxe foncière’
    • If the vendor is a company : a recent registration document and articles of association

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    Get the best Euro € rate

    The French property buying process includes a contract called the "Compromis de  Vente" where the term of the sale are laid as well as the price – which will be in euros. So if you are living in the UK you will need to  convert pounds sterling in to euros so you can complete the purchase of your property in France. The same applies if you wish to change dollars to euros or other worldwide currencies.

    A Foreign exchange currency broker can offer favourable rates on these transactions and could save you a small sum which go towards a new kitchen, bathroom or swimming pool!

    If you are considering buying a French property, it is essential to understand the complexities of currency exchange rates and how they can impact your purchase. A currency broker can provide you with valuable assistance in this process, helping you to secure the best exchange rate and save money on your property purchase. 

    Here are some of the reasons why you should consider using a currency broker when buying a house in France: 

    1. Competitive exchange rates:

    A currency broker can offer you more competitive exchange rates than banks, which can save you a significant amount of money on your property purchase. They have access to a range of currency markets, which means they can offer you better rates than banks and other financial institutions.

    2. Expertise:

    Currency brokers are experts in foreign exchange, and they have a deep understanding of how the currency markets work. They can provide you with valuable insights into market trends and help you make informed decisions about when to buy or sell currency.

    3. Personalised service:

    When you work with a currency broker, you will have access to a dedicated account manager who can provide you with personalised service. They can guide you through the currency exchange process and answer any questions you may have along the way. 

    4. Flexibility:

    Currency brokers offer flexibility in terms of how you can transfer your money. You can choose to transfer your funds in a lump sum or in installments, depending on your needs and preferences.

    5. Peace of mind:

    When you work with a currency broker, you can have peace of mind knowing that your money is in safe hands. Currency brokers are regulated by financial authorities, which means they are required to adhere to strict standards and regulations.

    In conclusion, using a currency broker when buying a house in France can provide you with many benefits, including competitive exchange rates, expert advice, personalised service, flexibility, and peace of mind. With the assistance of a currency broker, you can navigate the currency exchange process with ease and confidence, allowing you to focus on finding your dream home in France.

    You should be vigilant when selecting financial services firms. 

    If you’re using a UK firm we recommend that you check they are authorised by the
    FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)
    Additional checks are also recommended.

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      Natural or technological risks in France

      Georisques is a term used in France to describe natural or technological risks that can occur in certain regions or areas. These risks can include earthquakes, landslides, floods, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and industrial accidents. The French government has developed a comprehensive system to assess, manage and mitigate these risks, which is called the Georisques system.

      The Georisques system is based on a national database that identifies areas of risk across the country. The database is regularly updated to ensure that it reflects the latest scientific research and understanding of the risks. The system is managed by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, in collaboration with other government agencies and local authorities.

      The Georisques system provides information on the level of risk in a particular area, and the measures that should be taken to mitigate the risk. This information is made available to the public through various channels, including the internet, mobile applications, and public information campaigns.

      One of the key features of the Georisques system is its focus on prevention and preparedness. The system encourages individuals and communities to take steps to reduce their risk exposure, such as by taking out insurance, preparing emergency kits, and developing evacuation plans.

      The Georisques system has been instrumental in reducing the impact of natural and technological risks in France. It has helped to improve the safety of individuals and communities, and has contributed to the country’s overall resilience to disasters.

      In conclusion, the Georisques system in France is a comprehensive and innovative approach to managing natural and technological risks. It provides valuable information to individuals and communities, and encourages them to take proactive steps to reduce their risk exposure. The Georisques system is a testament to France’s commitment to safety and sustainability, and serves as a model for other countries around the world.

      role of a notaire

      The role of a Notaire – a public official

      A Notaire is a public officer who operates in every area of law including family, property, inheritance, asset management, company law, countryside law, local authorities, etc.They act on behalf of the State and are appointed by the Minister of Justice, and the fact that a contract is drawn up by a Notaire is a guarantee of its legality and authenticity.

      The Notaire – a self-employed professional

      Although they have public authority, the Notaire operates on a self-employed basis and is responsible for their own office. They are self-employed professionals who are paid by their clients (and not the taxpayers) on the basis of a rate fixed by the State for the services they provide. The term "notaire fees" when associated with property sales usually includes not only the Notaire’s own remuneration and expenses, but also the sales tax and stamp duty that they collect on behalf of the state.

      French Property sales – the Notaire’s involvement

      One or more Notaires will be appointed to oversee every property sale in France. A Notaire will work in close collaboration with your estate agent throughout the property sales procedure. They will ensure that all legal requirements are met, and that all parties are aware of their rights and obligations. They carry out various searches, establish title, advise the parties on inheritance and financial issues, draw up the deeds, and register the sale at the land registry. Each party can, freely choose their own Notaire, and it is the buyer who is responsible for paying all the notaire fees and stamp duty on a purchase. Notaires sharing the workload share the fees, which are determined by the State on a sliding scale according to the purchase price. Thus it does not cost any more to use two Notaires. 

      Final completion – signature at the Notaire’s office

      Final completion is a formal affair, where the Notaire receives the parties in their office and reads out to them the terms of the official deed of sale and all its annexes, before witnessing everyone’s signatures. After completion, the Notaire will register the sale, give all parties a written certificate of the transaction, and will in due course (after a few months)  supply the buyer with a stamped authenticated copy of the final sales deed, which is in effect the ‘title deed’ for the property.

      If the parties cannot be present at the Notaire’s office for the signing of the sales pre-contract or final deed, it can usually be possible to sign by power of attorney. If you choose this option, your Notaire will prepare the power of attorney and send it to you to sign, but be aware that a person of authority in your home country such as a solicitor or French consul may be required to witness your signature, and as proof of your identity the witness must counter-sign and stamp the document. 

      More information can be found on the official Notaires’ website: click here.