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Why buy with us?
  • Based in South of France where you plan to buy
  • Registered estate agent under French law with prior experience in property development
  • Careful selection of property portfolio thanks to former experience in development
  • Specialist in new build French property with insider knowledge
  • 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
  • Bilingual independent and free purchasing help and after sales service
 
advantages
of new  build
  • A personalised home in a wide choice of properties
  • Peace of mind : no renovation hassle
  • 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
  • Peace of mind : secure and regulated buying procedure
  • Financial advantages : stage payments
  • Peace of mind : a ready-to-move-in property
  • Guaranteed quality : latest building regulations
  • Financial advantages : lower notary fees
  • Guaranteed quality : modern comfort and safety in well-designed home
  • Financial advantages : no uncertain & extra costs of renovation
  • Financial advantages : no estate agent fee
  • Guaranteed quality : lower energy costs
  • Financial advantages : refundable deposit
  • Peace of mind : financial guarantee of completion
  • Guaranteed quality : easier to let property
  • Financial advantages : better resale & letting potential
  • Financial advantages : reduced land taxes
 
 

Step 3 : keys handover and building guarantees

Keys handover or delivery

It is important because it is the starting point of the guarantees covering the leaseback property.
Properly speaking it is the developer which takes delivery of the new build development (called ‘réception’ in the developers’ jargon) from the companies which have accomplished the works. A ‘procès verbal’ is set up between the developer and the companies.
The developer delivers the resort to the management company which will sign a ‘procès verbal’ where the potential defects will be written down in a snagging list. The buyer of a French new home or the management company in the case of a leaseback has one month to warn the developer of any obvious defect not detected during the keys handover. This has to be done by recorded mail. The developer is by law obliged to have this defect fixed. Then the guarantee of perfect or faultless completion (‘garantie de parfait achèvement’) starts to cover the property. It covers the defects that couldn’t be detected during the delivery because they have been revealed later.
 

Starting point of longer term guarantees

The keys handover is also the starting landmark of 2 major guarantees of any new build property:
The biennal guarantee or guarantee of proper functioning (“garantie biennale ou garantie de bon fonctionnement”) is a 2-year fixtures and fittings warranty that ensures the proper working of equipments inside the property (eg: heating, window frames…) after the delivery.
The second guarantee is the decennial guarantee (“la garantie décennale”) which is a 10-year structural warranty covering all construction faults undermining the solidity of the building or that would turn it improper for habitation.
These 2 guarantees have a counterpart called ‘assurance dommages ouvrage’ which the developer is obliged to subscribe. It enables works to be undertaken and paid by the insurance company without waiting to know which professional is responsible for the defect. This insurance starts at the mere report of damages. This insurance is transmitted from one owner to the following.