DOS & DON’TS

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DOS

Do ask to see an es­tate agent’s carte pro­fes­sion­nelle, which they must hold in or­der to work as an es­tate agent in France.

Do check the records of the prop­erty and land be­fore mak­ing an of­fer; be clear about bound­aries, rights of way and ac­cess.

Do take le­gal ad­vice on tax mat­ters and in­her­i­tance law.

Do view the prop­erty on the day of com­ple­tion be­fore sign­ing the acte de vente, which spec­i­fies that the pur­chase is ‘sold as seen’.

Do shop around in ad­vance for the best cur­rency ex­change rate deals.

Do re­mem­ber to open a French bank ac­count and make your mort­gage ap­pli­ca­tion in good time.

Do visit the No­taires de France web­site. It has lots of help­ful in­for­ma­tion in English. no­taires.fr

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