Post date: Jul 8, 2011 3:48:10 PM
Well, big changes are afoot! This afternoon we went in to the Notaires office, went through all the paperwork and have now signed our 'Compromis de Vente' (preliminary contract) for the house!! It is all subject to obtaining the mortgage and the seller putting right some matters with a damp window reveal and the electrical earthing but none of which (hopefully) will prove to be an issue and with a following wind we should be moving at the end of September or thereabouts. The contract is effectively binding on both parties (theres no gazumping in France!!) unless either side encounter a problem in achieving what has been agreed in the Compromis. Not a bad system and so far has been a lot less stress than buying in the UK (language notwithstanding). Exciting times!