Paying the deposit on a house
Hi, I am almost a proud owner of my french home but I was just wanting a bit of feedback about the following:
I have signed the Compromis de Vente which was done throught the immobilier and the seller has also signed this. Now it's time to send the deposit and I'm to send it to the immobilier. I thought that this would be sent to the notaire and not the estate agents as it is more than their fees. Is this normal practice?
Has anyone else had this experience and was it pain free? Maybe I am being over worried but what sort of security is there to say that the agents pass the remainer of the deposit (after they've taken their fees out) on to the notaire?
The estate agents are an established agents and are based in Eymoutiers and I'm sending a bank transfer to their bank account.
I'd love to hear anyone's opinion on this.