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UK owner selling up partly renovated French house

Posted by retr-388344 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Dibbyspot - 3 years ago

Go and see a notaire! Sellers have to provide a fact pack and this can be arranged by the Notaire if you give them power of attorney.

Hope that this helps.

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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

You don't need the diagnostics report done before you advertise it for sale you just need the energy rating, the rest can be done once you sell.

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Posted by retr-388344 - 3 years ago

thanks for the helpful replies! 

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Posted by Reveuse-918439 - 3 years ago

Why would it make any difference to the selling process, where the owners live? If the house is in France, the sale is subject to French law.

You need to have the diagnostic reports done before you can advertise it for sale. Then when you find a buyer, if any major works or installations have been completed during in the last 10 years (eg re-roofing, installing a boiler) and are not covered by an artisan's guarantee, you would be wise to protect yourself by having a clause is inserted in the contract saying that the purchaser is aware there is no guarantee and has agreed that you will not be responsible for any problem with the workmanship and he cannot make a claim against you. 

The fact of it being a holiday home will make a difference to the tax situation once the sale is completed, but that's a separate issue - and possibly a long time into the future.

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Posted by suziepops - 3 years ago

You must have the disgnostics report done first of course.

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Posted by suziepops - 3 years ago

What do you mean?  You advertise your property and you sell it and probably pay CGT.

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Posted by Dibbyspot - 3 years ago

Go and see a notaire! Sellers have to provide a fact pack and this can be arranged by the Notaire if you give them power of attorney.

Hope that this helps.