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New build French property buying glossary

  • Bank administrative fees : frais de dossier bancaire
  • Bridging loan: (ie a loan to bridge the gap between the sale of your present property and the purchase of your new home): prêt relais
  • Calls for capital: appels de fonds
  • Completion: achèvement
  • Conditional clauses or get out clauses: clauses suspensives
  • Conveyancing: (ie the legal transfer of property from one owner to another): transaction
  • Deed of sale : acte de vente ou acte authentique
  • Draft of deed of sale: projet d’acte
  • Floor area: surface habitable
  • Management company: (ie company responsible for maintaining the main structure, common parts and landscape areas): syndic de copropriété
  • Mortgage offer : offre de prêt
  • Mortgage agreed on principle : accord de principe sur un prêt
  • Mortgage registration fee : frais d’hypothèque
  • Off plan buying : Vente en l’Etat Futur d’Achèvement (VEFA)
  • Reservation contract or preliminary contract : contrat de réservation ou contrat préliminaire
  • Refundable deposit : dépôt remboursable
  • Stage payments : paiements échelonnés
  • Stamp duty: (ie government tax charged on land and property transactions): droit d’enregistrement ou de mutation