Selling house privately

Can anyone advise on the process for selling privately in France? Do we need to do the usual diagnostic tests prior to advertising? Who would draw up contract etc?

Any advice gratefully received!


Thanks Andrew…that’s useful…ta

You are meant to get the diagnostic done prior to putting the house on the market but in practive most get them done once they've found a buyer (I've sold (and bought) privately half a dozen times and always waited until I had a buyer). The contract or compromis de vente is drawn up by your notaire in exactly the same way as selling through an agent. Bonne chance et n'oublie pas leboncoin, ça marche ! ;-)