New discounts have been introduced that apply to the work the notaire performs as part of the purchasing process in France. The main role of the notaire is to uphold French law throughout property transactions, and as such he works for neither the buyer nor the seller; the notaire is there to make sure the legal process of buying in France is carried out properly. You will usually only need one notaire, but you are at liberty to choose a separate one if you wish – the fees will be no higher, but rather split between the two of them.
Buying a home in France has seemingly forever been the dream of many British people. Now is still an excellent time to buy despite the pound suffering somewhat in recent weeks against the euro. House prices in the UK have soared giving many people more spending power and UK pension legislation is now far less restrictive than before with those of retirement age being able to source their money more freely and flexibly. Further, house prices in France have either remained stable or even in some areas reduced. There are small signs of property prices increasing however so the current market bode
There is no doubt that the property market in France remains fairly stable with prices having stayed the same or even decreasing in some regions over the past year or so. Financing your French property purchase deserves careful planning and in many instances it is well worth considering applying for a French mortgage.
Although the pound has taken a bit of a beating from the euro in recent weeks, it is improving, and rates are still more favourable than they were until their height in 2015, so all is not lost for those buying a property in euros. Many people we speak to are also keen to buy their French property and ensure they have their European assets all tied up before the result of the EU Referendum in June. These factors, in addition to the still low property prices in France and low interest rates meaning that French mortgages are well worth considering at the moment, are making 2016 look like a good