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Expert Advice - Buying Paris Property

OUR BRIEF, BITE-SIZED GUIDE TO ARRONDISSEMENTS 11-20

There’s so much information out there about Paris that it can sometimes feel a little bit overwhelming. With that in mind, in the second of a two-part article, here we bring you our bite-sized guide to the different arrondissements…

Our brief, bite-sized guide to arrondissements 1-10

If you’re moving to the Paris for the first time, it can be tricky knowing which neighbourhood is going to be the right one for you. Here, in the first of a two-part article, we bring you our bite-sized guide to the different arrondissements…

Evaluating Paris property

When purchasing Parisian property, buyers are frequently misled by the average price per m2, which only gives a general idea and does not necessarily reflect the true value of a property. This can depend on several factors: address, level in the building, quality of common areas, services etc. The table below gives an indication of…

How Long Does It Take To Get My Paris Apartment?

First and foremost we are very flexible to your needs – our clients have busy schedules. We understand that you want to get into your Paris apartment as soon as you can. Those based overseas often ask us to liaise with them remotely after an earlier meeting in Paris, or by telephone  to ascertain objectives.…

Buying An Exceptional Property At Auction

VINGT Paris attended an auction at the Palais de Justice (French High Court and also housing Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie) on behalf of a client interested in an exceptional property. The sale was one which comes up only once in a blue moon. It’s not often the descendants of the Orleans family are forced to…

How Can I Sign A Document If I Don’t Speak French?

We are often asked this question and the language issue is naturally a very important one to address. Contracts and agreements must be drafted in French in order to be valid under French law. We work with bilingual Notaires and other experts and can arrange an English translation of any documents relating to the property purchase.…

Buyer Protection – The SRU Law: Solidarité et Renouvellement Urbain

Voted December 13, 2000, the SRU law extends the buyer’s protection. This important text sets out nearly 200 articles and modifies no less than eight codes (the public health code, planning code, habitation and construction codes, general code of regional administrative units, rural code, general tax code, civil code and state code) with great ambition:…

Pre-Sale Efficiency Report

Before a house may be sold, it is obligatory  to have a Pre-Sale Efficiency Report an energy diagnosis (diagnostic de performance énergétique). The diagnoses – to be carried out by a professional – are in order to identify the estimated consumption of energy of a building on two criteria: The consumption of energy: usage of…

Evaluating Paris Property

When purchasing Parisian property, buyers are frequently misled by the average price per m2 which only gives a general idea but does not necessarily reflect the true value of a property, which can depend on several factors : address, level in the building, quality of common areas, services, etc. The table below gives an indication of how…

What Are The Costs Aside From The Apartment Itself?

It’s important to be aware of all the costs involved in buying an apartment   So you’ve found your dream home, have the necessary funds in place and you’re all ready to roll; so far so good. But what are the other costs involved in purchasing a French property? Here, we bring you a simple…

VINGT Paris as a buyer’s agent

VINGT Paris also acts as a property acquisition specialist: also known as a buyer’s agent. This particular service sees us working on behalf of the buyer specifically (as opposed to the seller) conducting property searches, advising and evaluating and fully negotiating the purchase of property.

Basic Sales Process Details

If you decide to purchase property in France, you will first want to determine the amount of money you can borrow. You can do this by either visiting one or more banks that lend to Non-Residents, VINGT Paris can recommend the best one, based on your profile – if you are Self-Employed, you will need help to…

Vingt Paris’ Top 10 Tips To Buy Property In Paris

Before your search: Take a long-term view based on your personal circumstances, the financing required, how much personal use to reserve and how much rental time to allow (if any) and whether you plan to pass the property on to your children. Assess your financing options before visiting your first property. It is possible to…

Measuring The Size Of Your Apartment (Legally) – The Loi Carrez

The Loi Carrez (named, not for the unit of measurement, but for the minister of housing who introduced the law) is a protective measure for the buyer in France. The sale agreement relating to the purchase of a property must state the surface area of the property, in square meters. In 1996, a law was…

What Is The Real Estate Agency Fee And Who Pays It?

Estate Agency fees if required are normally included in the purchase price of the property. In effect, both the buyer and the seller pay the agency commission because it is part of the sales price. Commission comprise (written as C/C) indicates that the price includes the agent’s commission. Beware. A price quoted as net vendeur…