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Languedoc Property:


Buying a Property in the Languedoc

Finding a Property
Legal Formalities of Purchasing
Listed Buildings

Renting a Property in the Languedoc

Long term Rentals
Short term (Holiday) Rentals

Building or Restoring a Property in the Languedoc

Planning Permission
Property Grants

Selling a Property in the Languedoc

Selling Property

Renting out your Property in the Languedoc

Long Term Lets
Short Term Lets

Other aspects of Property in the Languedoc

Types of Property
Property Insurance
Mains Services and Utilities
French Inheritance Law
Other Considerations

The good news is that there are few restrictions on foreigners buying property anywhere in France. Many Europeans, Americans, Canadians, Northern Europeans, Australians and Canadians own property in France, either as a principal residence or as a holiday home.

The bad news is that the days of astonishingly cheap Languedoc property are gone.  Encouraged by television holiday programmes and newspaper articles, foreigners have been buying up property, and pushing up prices.  The global recession has done something to reverse this and prices are now stable.

If you are interested in living in the languedoc, and have thought through all the implications, your first step is to think about what types of property you might be interested in.  Next you need to set about finding a property



Property for sale in:

Property for sale in the Languedoc-Roussillon by type

Property for sale in the Languedoc-Roussillon by location


Depending on the property and your financial position, you might need to think about planning permission  and Mortgages.

You need to understand the purchasing process, including the formalities of purchasing property and about cadastres .in France. 

If you are thinking of buying a historic building, you need to know about the theoretical benefits and practical realities of owning listed buildings.  You might also be interested in the realities of various grants that your agent immobilier will assure you (orally) are available for the asking. 

You should also read about mains services (water, drainage, electricity, gas and telephones) and insurance even if you think you don't need them, and about inheritance law in France, which is very different to that in the the English speaking world. 

You should read about selling property in France, since, like the inheritance laws, this may affect your decision about the appropriate legal vehicle for purchasing in the first place. 

Other considerations which sound more worrying than they are, include termite infestation and the possiblity of earthquakes. 



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