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We have our property here in France for sale and have received an offer (not via an Immobilier - privately through a website we advertised on). The purchaser lives in England and is arranging a mortgage here on France. He has given me the name of the Notarie he wishes to use and we are arranging a meeting with the Notarie. Our big concern is that this offer was made without the potential purchaser viewing the property. Could this be a scam? Any feedback would be very much welcomed. :help:
 

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Can't see how a scam would work ... YOU'RE the vendor. The deeds won't change hands until the buyer puts the money up and lodges it with the Notaire. The first 10% should be lodged with the Notaire on signing of the Compromis (exchange of contracts). If you're worried about the Notaire's cred., just casually ask at the Bank & other places around town for any opinions. Or, presumably, you have a Notaire, through whom you bought the place - ask there, as well.

The only possible hurdle I can see is if the buyer doesn't get his mortgage - which would be a valid reason to back out of the purchase. In the meantime, don't take the house off the market.

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