- Evaluate the advantages and defects of the field
- Are your construction projects allowed on the ground?
- Do not overlook some useful information
To choose the right terrain, ask yourself the right questions!
Things to Know Before You Start Buying Land
Evaluate the advantages and defects of the field
Think about the criteria of quality of a land: flat, stable, little waterlogged, without tree or construction... These characteristics can increase its pricebut you avoid extra work.
Conversely, the defects of a field can be source of obstacles for your project: close to a water table, pollution, hollows and bumps... Do not hesitate to consult Natural Hazard Prevention Plan in town hall: the land is it subject to floods, earthquakes, avalanches ?
Before buying, make sure that your land will not soon be surrounded by noise: air corridors, railways, highways...
Are your construction projects allowed on the ground?
Check if your house project matches the nature of the land. For example, a single-storey house can not be built on steep terrain.
Does the planning document allow the type of construction desired, as well as the planned developments around the house? Whether it is a PLU, a POS or a communal map, this document sets out rules for each zone in terms of architecture and urban planning.
Do not overlook some useful information
Inquire about possible additional expenses with the purchase of the land. Is it serviced totally, partially, or not at all? Certain expenses and administrative procedures could be expected. Will the demarcation be done by the seller of the land? If this is not the case, you will have to pay for it.
We advise you to sign subject to obtaining the building permit and the loan. Do some research to know the market price, to negotiate the price of the land if needed.
When buying your land, you must pay a registration fee according to the purchase price. Insist that the rate applicable to the registration fee appears on your sales agreement.