Buying Off-Plan Property in France

Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Buying Off-Plan Property in France, your indispensable on-line resource to buying french property through a developer in France.

In the guide we focus primarily on an examination of the main contract that is used for off-plan properties, called the Vente en l’état futur d’achèvement (VEFA) or Vente sur-plan.

The process is highly regulated in France, but there are still commercial and legal traps for the unwary.


  1. Introduction
  2. Preliminary Contract
  3. 'VEFA' Purchase Contract
  4. Financial/Building Guarantees
  5. Payment Terms
  6. Delivery & Handover



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