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Sale in future state of achievement (“VEFA”) and protected sector (“secteur sauvegardé”)

The system of “protected sector” (“secteur sauvegardé “) of sales in a future state of completion concerns sales bearing on premises to be used principally for residential purposes or for both professional and residential purposes and including an obligation to pay a deposit prior to completion of the construction. In this case, specific provisions (schedule of payments, guarantee of completion, etc.) must be observed under penalty of nullity of the contract and punitive sanctions. By the general nature of the definition of protected sector, the question of the compatibility of certain contracts can be raised such as hire-purchase, transfer of land against premises to be constructed, sales of buildings to be renovated (“vente d’immeuble à rénover) Moreover, the law requires that a contract of sale of a building to be constructed (“vente d’immeuble à construire”)together with provisions specific to said sector be drawn up from the moment that he who undertakes to construct a house or to have it constructed procures the land directly or indirectly.