I have found a buyer for my French home - what's next?

We are selling up in France to return to the UK and have found a buyer. At what stage do we receive the money? What fees and taxes are due? Should we involve an English solicitor?

Once a sale has been agreed, if an estate agency is involved, it will normally prepare the first contract and often will be authorised to receive and hold the buyer’s deposit.

If there is no agent, the notaire will prepare the first contract and, once it is signed by ...

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