Terms and Conditions of Sale

Definitions

Advert:

The whole design including details and space for elements (visual, text, sound, photographs, drawings) provided to the advert buyer who is the exclusively responsible for the content, to be displayed on the French Property Marketplace website, to be seen by the potential purchaser.

Advert buyer:

A physical person, over 18, who is acting exclusively in a private, non-professional capacity to sell or let the property they own, or who is authorised to assist such a person and are holders of a personal account. A registered business providing services in one of the following categories:

Legal and translation services related to real property.

Financial services related to real property.

Removal services related to real property.

Estate agency services.

Photographic, video and virtual services related to real property.

All advert buyers must be connected to their personal account to submit a real estate property advert. The creation of a first advert must be preceded by an account creation.

Personal Account:

The space which an advert buyer must create and be connected to on Internet Site in order to manage and see their adverts and to subscribe to one or more package.

The French Property Marketplace service :

All the services provided by French Property Marketplace to their Internet Site users are according to the French Property Marketplace General Terms of Use.

Internet Site:

The Internet site provided by French Property Marketplace is accessed via the link https://frenchpropertymarketplace.com and providing access to users and according to General Terms of Use.

User:

Any visitor having access to the service French Property Marketplace via the Internet Site and consulting the service French Property Marketplace via any alternative support services.

Package:

A single advert or multiple adverts proposition to purchase.

Purpose

The Terms and Conditions of Sale (TCS) establish contractual conditions when an advert buyer is connected by their personal account, and they purchase advertising on the Internet Site.

Acceptance

Subscription to free or payable packages by an advert buyer is clear and total acceptance of the TCS.

Methods of Subscription to payable packages

Commission-Based Package for Real Estate Adverts

This package does not apply to private individual advert buyers. Professional advert buyers subscribing to the commission-based package will have signed an individual agreement committing them to the following:

A payment to Pascal Chauvigné:

equalling the agreed percentage of the commission earned by the professional advert buyer from their seller, payable within 5 working days of the signing of the Acte de Vente.

plus

15€ within 5 working days of the anniversary of an individual property advertisement or the withdrawal of the property from sale, whichever is the sooner.

Subscription Packages

The subscription to one or more packages is exclusively accessible to advert buyers connected to their personal account in the Internet Site.

A subscription package provides the number of adverts specified in the package and as such is not transferable to the benefit of another package.

It is not possible to subscribe simultaneously to different packages.

The price, duration and included services (e.g. the number of featured properties) of each package is displayed in the package description detailed on the Internet Site.

 Adverts are sorted on the Internet Site in chronological order based on the date and time submitted. As a result, all advert buyers understand that the presence at the top of the list is temporary. 

The subscription packages are active once payment has been confirmed.

When the advert is taken down (either by the advert buyer, by the French Property Marketplace where there is abusive content, or on the expiry of the period of publication), the subscription ceases. The reinstatement of the advert does not extend the duration of the subscription.

The modification of any item will not prolong the duration of the advert, or any options associated with it.

The removal of an account will bring the deletion of all adverts associated with it. The advert buyer understands and accepts that in these circumstances, the payments made will not be refundable or indemnified.

Description of the packages and Non-Payable Services

Commission-based and Subscription Packages:

The advert(s) will be created by the advert buyer on the Internet Site and the content will be according to the package purchased. An email will be sent to the advert buyer to confirm the purchase of the package, or a commission-based package agreement and a further email will be sent within two working days of the submission of each advert, approving the advert and advising of its publication. An email will also be sent advising of any non-approval or the expiry of the advert.

Featured Advert – an advert which will be displayed on the home page of the Internet Site and will be searchable on the Internet.

French Property Marketplace reserves the right to delete any advert / item which does not respect the Publication Rules. Where a publication of an advert is refused, the advert buyer will be notified by email.

Non-payable services:

The advert buyer is permitted to modify all fields in their account and on their real estate property advert(s) to render them accurate. All modifications will be modulated by the French Property Marketplace.

It is the duty of the advert buyer to verify the content of the account and of the advert. Despite this, French Property Marketplace reserves the right to delete any modified advert / item which does not respect the Publication Rules. Where a modification is refused, the advert buyer will be notified by email.

Package Price

The prices applied are those in force at the time of the purchase of the package.

Payments and Billing

The purchase of a subscription is made by a advert buyer connected to their personal account by:

Their PayPal account accessed through the Internet Site or

By Credit or debit card via PayPal’s guest service, accessed through the Internet Site.

Payment is demanded prior to the submission of the advert.

All purchases of subscription packages will create an invoice accessed through the advert buyers account. An email will be sent including following each purchase.

Commission-based payments will be received in accordance with the individual agreement by bank transfer.

Refunds and Retraction

Refunds:

Paid for packages are not refundable.

If the publication of the advert has been refused by French Property Marketplace, due to it not conforming to the Publication Rules, and the advert buyer decides not to submit further adverts, a claim by the advert buyer for a refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If French Property Marketplace is forced to delete an advert because of its non-conformity to the Publication Rules because the content is confirmed as being abusive, French Property Marketplace will not refund the advert buyer all or part of the amount paid for the package and an email will be sent to the advert buyer advising them that the advert creation has been refused.

If the modification of the advert has been refused, due to it not conforming to the Publication Rules, French Property Marketplace will not refund the advert buyer all or part of the amount paid for the package and an email will be sent to the advert buyer advising them that the advert modification has been refused, and that the advert will be withdrawn from publication.

The advert buyer understands and accepts that, where a personal account has had to be deleted and, as a result, all the attached adverts, this will not give the right to a refund or indemnity.

Retraction

By application of the article L121-21 of the Code de la Consommation, the advert buyer has 14 days to withdraw from a purchase. This is done by contacting French Property Marketplace and all services made available will be deleted and a full refund will be issued.

Modification of the TCS

French Property Marketplace reserves the right to totally or partially change the TCS.

Advert buyers are invited to regularly consult the TCS and make themselves aware of the changed content.

Miscellaneous Provisions

If any part of the TCS has been found to be illegal, invalid or inapplicable for whatever reason, the provisions will be deemed to have not been written without invalidating the other provisions which continue to apply between the Advert buyer and French Property Marketplace, except if it is a clause which has caused one of the parties to purchase a payable service.

All claims and grievances should be addressed to French Property Marketplace using the Contact Us link on the Internet Site.

The TCS are subject to French law.

The terms and conditions in this document were last revised 01/10/2023

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