Although our specialist International and Cross-Border team is able to help our clients with every jurisdiction of the world, all members of the team are specifically trained to help with French matters including:
Our team advises on and project-manages the sale or purchase of French property anywhere in France.
Trained by and working closely with tried and trusted, fully licensed, practising French notaires, our specialist International and Cross-Border team decodes the very different French conveyancing procedure into plain English.
We explain not only what is customary and what is not customary under French law, but also what to expect and when it is likely to happen.
We project manage the process from start to finish taking the burden away from you.
Importantly clients should contact us before they sign any documents (including anything provided by an estate agent) as such documentation can bind individuals to onerous terms, from which they cannot be released.
Our conveyancing service includes guiding our clients through:
- Procurations – power of attorney.
- Copropriété – co-proprietor agreement where a building is shared, such as flats.
- Mandat exclusive – Sole agency for an estate agent.
- Bon de visite – estate agent record of viewing.
- Compromis de vente – initial agreement, usually multilateral.
- Promesse de vente – initial agreement, usually unilateral.
- Cooling off period – between compromis and signing the deed.
- Conditions suspensives - specific contract clauses.
- Plan cadastral – French land registry plan of the property.
- Promesse d’achat – type of deed.
- Promesse de vente – type of deed.
- Acte de vente – type of deed.
- New builds.
- Vente en l’état futur d’achèvement – type of deed for a new build.
- Listed buildings.
- French searches and surveys.
- Amiante (Asbestos)
- Lead based paint.
- Sewerage systems.
- Certificat d’urbanisme - development conditions and permitted use of the building and land.
- État parasitaire - infestation including termites.
- Energy efficiency.
- Susceptability to other natural disasters.
- Gifts of French property.
- Notaire fees.
- Permis de construire - planning permission permit.
- Rights of way.
- Taxes – Taxe fonciere and taxe d’habitation.
Our clients come to Stone King secure in the knowledge that their interests will be protected.
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