What is the Acte de Vente?
The process of buying property in France isn't especially long and drawn out, but when your dream home is almost yours, it can't go fast enough, can it? After finding a property you love, securing a mortgage and patiently waiting several weeks, it's finally time to complete the purchase - the only thing left to do is sign the Acte de Vente! The Acte de Vente, also called the Acte Authentique, is the final contract that's signed by both the buyer and seller during a property sale. When Do You Sign the Acte de Vente? Signing the Acte de Vente is usually within three to four months of signing the Compromis de Vente. The signing of the Acte de Vente is the final step in purchasing the property and the only thing left to do before the home is officially yours. If you're purchasing a new-build, the signing of the Acte de Vente will occur on the date of delivery that's in the construction contract. What Is Involved in the Process of Signing the Acte de Vente? Prior to the signing date, a draft of the contract will be sent, giving you time to go over the details and ask about anything you're unsure of. It's common for there to be a final property viewing right before signing the act de Vente. Signing the Acte de Vente: The Final Step The notaire will explain the Acte de Vente to you, including the results of the surveys.