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Details about  house for sale in France £28,000 plus fees

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house for sale in France £28,000 plus fees
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Barn for renovation, and permission to rebuild

29 Aug, 2014 11:03:08 BST
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Seller notes: Barn for renovation, and permission to rebuild
Country: France Building Feature: Detached
Location: Manche, Normandie Construction Year: 1734
Sort By: For Sale Plot Area (m²): 1300
Property Type: Barn/house with land Private / Estate agent: Private
Due to a change in our circumstances, we're having to sell our property in France. 
The property was valued last year at Euro 40,000.00, approx £34,602.00, and has great potential.
The location is in Manche, Normandie, just on the edge of the pretty village of Coulouvray Boisbenâtre, and comprises of:
A parcel of of land, total area 1300m2 (approx 1/3 of an acre), with a large stone barn aprox 6m x 4m with dirt floor and red tiled roof in the bottom corner of this triangular plot of land. 
Adjoining the stone barn is a new timber shed, approx 2m x 3.5m with dirt floor, and built with fully treated timber.
There is another stone barn, approx 6.3m x 5.2m with black slate roof, and a concreted floor already in place parallel to the small tarmac road passing the property, and what remains of a former timber framed property.
This has been dismantled and only the stone base, approx 8.8m x 6.2m remains in place.
Both barns have new doors fitted, fully secure, and lockable for storage.
Full planning permission has been given for the restoration of the roadside barn and the rebuilding of the former timber property.
Mains water is on the site with a water meter.
The price quoted of: £28,000.00 plus French fees (obligatory in France, the buyer pays the fees which is around 10% of the final selling price, NOT the original asking price), is approximately what we paid for the property 5 years ago, and since then we've had the water installed, paid for a soil test for a sewage system to be installed, plus the new doors and shed and some other dismantling work, taking the real cost to over £30k. 
However, as in all things bricks and mortar, the price shown is open to sensible negotiation. 
There is a lot of stone on site, mostly piled against a perimeter fence, and all is usable for building.
There is a hard-standing where we have our caravan (not included in the sale) and we've installed a timber deck which our caravan awning sits over.
There is no power on site, but its close by. (We use a small generator when we need power, but the caravan battery and a solar panel have worked fine so far.)
There is a fresh water well on site, and we're told that the water is very good. The well has a concrete cover with small removable lid.
Any questions please just mail me through E-Bay, and I'll respond immediately.
If you want to view, I can arrange to meet any prospective buyers on site to suit your travel plans, or can arrange for some friends down the lane to meet you on site, if I can't make it.
I also have the plans if anybody wants to see them.
**PLEASE NOTE** to any serious potential buyers. You cannot complete the purchase of any property in France without having a French bank account first. If you want to buy, you cannot complete the sale or even pay a deposit without having a French bank account. You have to go into a French bank to open one. It can't be done on the internet. They're a bit behind the UK in that respect, and they still use cheque books. The deposit has to be lodged with a Notaire, who will handle the sale of the property, in French not English!

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Q: hi what would be the best straight price u would except,kind regards mike lennon
A: Hi, I've had a lot of people ask that question and my answers always the same. That's down to serious potential buyers to make, based upon what they think its worth. Regards, Ian
25 Aug, 2014
Q: Hi can you please tell me aprox how much the fees will be thanks.terry.
A: Hi Terry, French fees are paid by the buyer of the property, not the seller, and are for the purchase of the property and similar to UK legal fees, covering searches, outstanding debts held against the property (none... Continue reading
24 Aug, 2014
Q: Hi, how much do you think the fees would be? do you have a plan of the site? Best regards, Nicholas
A: Hi Nicholas, French fees are for the purchase of the property only and are similar to UK legal fees. They run at about 10% of the agreed sale price of the property, not the advertised price, so you pay only on the final... Continue reading
23 Aug, 2014

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