What are the pitfalls of responding to an advert on Ebay. Are they trying to get around costs?.
Just don't send any kind of money or documents! Get your solicitor to treat with the owner's, and everything will be fine.
Yes David, your costs which you pay if you buy though an agent, if you buy on ebay you should get the house a lot cheaper.
it is just another way of selling a house, usual cost will still apply ie notaires fees, but there will be no estate agent fees. you are still covered by french rights when buying that is why all house sales go via a notaire