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