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You need as much property (and legal) advice in France as in the UK.

The survey can be undertaken at any time in the buying process - ideally before the Compromis de Vente (Exchange of Contracts) is signed so that any further negotiations or special clauses (clauses suspensives) can be added before your commitment is made - but certainly before the 7 day cooling off period has expired.

Buildings are complex technically and costly to purchase, and expensive to put right and maintain.  It is often the hidden defects the average person won’t normally find that are the most onerous on the pocket.  It takes a well-trained, experienced surveyor to provide the correct technical diagnosis and what is needed to make the property habitable or acceptable in terms of condition or amenity.  surveylink france will also give you the order of costs for any necessary remedial work and the associated timescale of the expenditure.

Another country creates a time-and-distance dilemma and the client needs to be sure of a property’s condition and avoid the unwanted expense of a second visit.  Employing a surveyor for this task is therefore cost effective and exceptional value for money if - as surveylink france has found on many occasions - a lower purchase price can be negotiated.

Mr N of Kent: “…surveylink france saved me thousands of euros through their comprehensive report highlighting deficiencies in several areas of the property.”