New builds in France

Information and regulations for your new home in France

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Buying a new build in France, a real story

‘New build’ refers to property that is built by a developer, and which is then offered for sale. Other phrases such as ‘off-plan’ and ‘new developments’ mean essentially the same thing. Here is a true account about buying new build in France…

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MGM’s new lakeside homes

The popularity of new residential developments around Lake Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of France has prompted the developer to draw up plans for several other new schemes close to what has been dubbed ‘the cleanest lake in Europe.’


New House Build in France – The Final Part

Stephen Leitch concludes his cautionary tale of getting a new house built in the Lot. Having waited over a year to get started on the building, the actual construction of the house goes quite smoothly and is actually completed ahead of schedule. Ready to move into? Well not quite, as EDF haven’t yet connected the electricity…

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What you get with a new build property in France

The different options and choices that you get when buying off-plan can be bewildering. Here we take a look at what you can and cannot find expect to find when buying in a French new development. For example, if you were expecting a fitted kitchen…


New House Build in France – The Story Continues

Stephen Leitch continues his cautionary tale of getting a new house built in the Lot. After a year of battling through the minefields of French bureaucracy, architect’s sloth and planners lethargy to achieve the full planning permissions, the building can finally get underway…

New House Build in France – A Dream Come True?

Image not found.Having a house built to your own specification in rural France is an increasingly popular way of realising the dream of French property ownership. But is it really as simple as the Immobiliers, Builders and Architects make it sound? Stephen Leitch presents a first hand account of the many pitfalls to be avoided.


New Build in the Aude & Pyrenees Orientales

Foreign buyers are beginning to discover that not only can new build properties be much cheaper than a renovation project, with the advantage of a house at the end of it that exactly meets your requirements, they can also ooze character and style.