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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.

Many home buyers in France do buy in this manner, but the approach is more widely used by those interested in property investment.

In this guide we focus primarily on the contractual aspects of buying off-plan, with an examination of the main contract that is used, 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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