Buying an 'off plan' property in France gives rise to a number of complications and matters that you need to bear in mind, especially as they may not normally appear on a 'standard' property purchase. This is largely because you will generally become the owner of the property before it is completed and ready for occupation - indeed often before work on the property has even begun.
How can you be sure that what you expect to have at the end of the construction process is actually what will be delivered to you? There are various guarantees that need to be considered and put in place to ensure all goes correctly - both for your protection and by way of confirmation to the builder that you will pay the full amount. Furthermore, there should be certain other guarantees and insurances to ensure that not only will the property be delivered to you correctly, but that following delivery it will remain sound in the future. We will be able to check that the contracts correctly reiterate these various guarantees for you.