Buying Off-Plan Property in France

Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Buying Off-Plan Property 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 VEFA is a substantial contract that offers a great deal of protection to the buyer.

However, there are still commercial and legal traps for the unwary so you need to proceed with caution, and take independent professional advice.

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

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