Buying French Property

By: Oliver Phillips

1. Get Photos & Information before you view the property. You can cut down on wasted trips and expense this way.

2. Consider looking for property in areas that you haven't previously visited and are not familiar with. Certain areas command premiums only because they are widely known.

3. Consider your purchase thoroughly. As with any purhcase, buying without proper thought can result in unexpected costs.

4. Get to know the area before you buy.

Talk to people who have already purchased their home, holiday in the area, or even rent for a period.

5. Meet the neighbours before you finalise your decision. Get to know them. As with any property purchase, your neighbours will be a part of your life once you've moved in to your new property.

6. Negotiate. Contact a local valuer to get an impartial opinion.

7. Consider taking independent legal advice, through another notary or a UK based specialist. The vendor instucts the notary who acts in the sale of the property. They are acting in the conveyance of the titleFree Reprint Articles, but not for either side.

8. Just as in the UK get the property inspected by a qualified buildings surveyor.

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