Find your New Build

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

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.