Property Purchase in France

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Excellent service, definitely recommended. Very good and reliable service!
Rakesh Rathod
Rakesh Rathod
14 Jun 2024

Service Details

Property Purchase

This service is available across France

Who Needs This Service?

  • The French property market can be complex and challenging, particularly for those unfamiliar with France's unique legal environment. 
  • This service is expressly designed for English-speakers - whether expats retiring to France, or international investors who are buying property in France. Common difficulties include language barriers, archaic French legal rules and intricacies of legal documentation. 
  • By choosing this service, you'll connect with experienced English-speaking attorneys who specialise in making the French property buying experience streamlined, compliant, and free from unnecessary stress.
Who Needs This Service?


France is welcoming to international property investors, with no restrictions based on nationality. Key requirements include:

  • Legal age for property transactions is 18 years or older.
  • A valid French tax identification number is essential for property transactions.
  • Depending on your nationality and duration of stay, you may need to consider visa requirements.

Process: Our Approach

  1. Your attorney first conducts an exhaustive check of the property, ensuring it is free of legal complications and debts.
  2. A preliminary sales agreement, or "Compromis de Vente," is then signed, securing the property.
  3. Your attorney conducts due diligence, reviewing property permits, zoning regulations, and managing financial transactions, including assistance with setting up a French bank account.
  4. Next, the final sale agreement, or "Acte de Vente," is prepared, outlining the sale terms.
  5. After all verifications, you sign the final deed in the presence of a French Notary. The attorney ensures the property is legally registered in your name, marking the successful completion of your purchase.
Process: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Our conveyancing service transforms your aspirations of owning property in France into a reality, minimising complications and maximising peace of mind.
  • Benefit from the expertise of proficient English-speaking attorneys well-versed in French property law.
  • Your solicitor will bridge any language barriers and handle all French legal procedures, ensuring a clear, understandable, and transparent buying process.
  • Your investment is safeguarded at every step, ensuring all legal protocols in France are carefully adhered to.
Benefits of this Service

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  1. Initial Consultation: An in-depth discussion to understand your specific requirements and preferences
  2. Property Verification: Comprehensive review of the property’s legal standing, confirming it is free from debts and legal issues, and has appropriate permits.
  3. Legal Due Diligence: Rigorous examination of all relevant legal documents to ensure compliance with French real estate laws.
  4. Tax Identification and Bank Procedures: Assistance in acquiring a French tax ID and information on establishing a local bank account 
  5. Contract Management: Expert handling of all contracts, from drafting to finalisation, to protect your interests.
  6. Title Deed and Registration: Facilitation of the correct execution of the deed and ensuring proper registration of the property in your name.
  7. Post-purchase Support: Ongoing advice and support concerning tax obligations and other responsibilities after purchase (not included in conveyancing fees).
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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