Find your New Build



 
Why buy with us?
  • Bilingual independent and free purchasing help and after sales service
  • Registered estate agent under French law with prior experience in property development
  • Careful selection of property portfolio thanks to former experience in development
  • Regular on-site visits
  • A one-stop-service based in France: no need to ‘hand you over’ to someone else
  • Focus on South of France and in-depth local knowledge
  • Specialist in new build French property with insider knowledge
  • Based in South of France where you plan to buy
 
advantages
of new  build
  • Peace of mind : secure and regulated buying procedure
  • Guaranteed quality : modern comfort and safety in well-designed home
  • Financial advantages : refundable deposit
  • Peace of mind : a ready-to-move-in property
  • Financial advantages : no uncertain & extra costs of renovation
  • Guaranteed quality : lower energy costs
  • A personalised home in a wide choice of properties
  • Financial advantages : no estate agent fee
  • Guaranteed quality : latest building regulations
  • Guaranteed quality : easier to let property
  • Financial advantages : stage payments
  • Financial advantages : reduced land taxes
  • A personalised home in a wide choice of properties : an extensive choice of property style, type and size
  • Financial advantages : low maintenance and running costs
  • Financial advantages : lower notary fees
  • Peace of mind : financial guarantee of completion
  • Peace of mind : no renovation hassle
  • Financial advantages : better resale & letting potential
 
 

Tenant selection

  • French law is very protective towards tenants in particular in the case of long term tenancy. By renting a furnished property your risk is much lower though because the law is less severe an of course the period of time is much shorter. As a matter of fact, tenants who have their principal home in your property have the same protection as tenants of long-term lettings (no eviction during winter for instance) but this protection is only available one year. If your tenant doesn’t pay the rent you can terminate the agreement on this ground, provided you respect the 3 months notice. So your maximum risk is a few months. Also, one might believe that an international clientele will be more respectful.
  • In the case of seasonal letting or if the property is not the principal home of your tenant there is no legal restriction to a tenant eviction (provided it is stated in the agreement).
  • In any case, we advise to select properly your tenants. You are entitled to ask your prospective tenant a set of information on their income and identity. The law only provides a list of documents that a landlord is not allowed to ask: identity picture, social security card, bank statement and bank reference. Landlords usually ask for the following documents:

- Means of proving the tenant’s identity (but one where the photograph will be hidden or unrecognisable!)
- Means of proving the prospective tenant’s address back home (latest utility bills for instance)
- Statement of their family situation : married, unmarried couple, how many persons will live in the property (without asking any proof)
- Details on their income (copy of employment contract, salary statement, company account, income tax returns, pension payments…). A basic rule regarding income is that the tenant should earn at least 3 times the rent. It might seem irrelevant to ask people about their income if they can indulge in a few months holiday break but it’s just a matter of how well you want to cover yourself . If you take up an insurance the insurance will want to know anyway.


Ask these documents before signing the tenancy agreement and try to obtain originals that you will send back afterwards.