Hello everyone, I’d appreciate some thoughts or guidance please.
My son & daughter in law own a small house & barn in France as a holiday home. A couple of years ago they emigrated to Australia from the UK to start new careers / life out there. They kept the French house pending clarity on whether Australia would work out for them. Having now settled in / got citizenship and made some decisions re their future there, they’ve decided to sell the French property.
So, given that they are out there and it’s not quick, simple or cheap to come back to make arrangements, what in practical terms can they do to complete the house sale process remotely or using us (my wife & I) as their agents? We too have a holiday home in France (so not there permanently).
Ideally they need English speaking agents but what are the issues and constraints that they / we will need to overcome to market / sell the house. What documentation would be needed to allow us and / or estate agents to undertake the marketing, energy etc assessments, sale agreement, legal process via Notaire, receipt / distribution of proceeds? The house is mortgage free.
Obviously we are familiar with the buying process ourselves so in essence, what can / can’t be done without them coming back from Australia?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.