Rob G Posted July 6, 2005 Share Posted July 6, 2005 We're looking to buy a house in 76, and are planning a two to three day trip in the next few weeks to view some suitable houses. Assuming we find one that meets our requirements, we'd like to be able to make an offer there and then, and set the ball rolling (we know that the process can take a long time in France and so want to get going asap). What I want to know is, what do we have to do to make an offer and get the ball rolling?If anyone can give me a general outline of what this involves and what we would need to bring with us, I;d be grateful. I also have some specific questions:- Do you have to sign the compromis de vente in order to get an offer formally accepted?- At what point do you have to pay the deposit?- I've read that the deposit is normally 10%. However, some English friends who live in the south of France told us that they negotiated a much lower deposit (about 1.000 euros). Is this normally possible?- At what point does a notaire have to get involved, and how do you arrange this?Basically, I'm trying to understand how far we would be able to get "in one go" (i.e. at first visit), and whether we would need to make a return visit in order to sign more paperwork. If so, would this need to be both of us or could one party sign?Sorry to ask so many questions - grateful for any clarity.Thanks,Rob Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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