This situation is very frequent. However, it can present a number of risks: the risk of being in the obligation to buy whereas the sale of the flat has not yet taken place and the price of sale has not yet been paid; the risk of having sold whereas acquisition has been made impossible due to external factors (important legal problem in the file); the risk of being unable to coordinate sale and purchase at the same time.
Once you have taken the decision to carry through on this project, you must get in touch with the international department of Etude ETASSE et Associes in order to be counselled well upstream. In effect, a number of clauses must be inserted at the time of signature of the sales agreement or of the undertaking to sell in order to protect yourself with regard to the conditions precedent. Moreover, it is important for you to fully understand the stakes of this purchase/resale. Lastly, the international department of ETASSE et Associes law firm, with your assistance, must study your sale file in order to have the time to bring up and iron out any possible difficulties so as not to be subject to delays that might be prejudicial to you.