You have questions ?

we have the answers

  • What is the difference between exclusive, semi-exclusive and simple mandates?

Since the Hoguet law, an owner who goes through an agency to sell his property must sign a sales mandate.

The exclusive mandate: The agent is given a monopoly to carry out the entire transaction. The seller cannot therefore sell his property directly to a buyer or entrust it to another agent.

The simple mandate: The seller can entrust the sale operation to several agents, while retaining the possibility of carrying it out himself.

The semi-exclusive mandate: The seller can transfer his property himself and sell it directly to a buyer but cannot entrust the operation to several agents.

  • What are your agency’s fees ?

It is specified that in the context of a delegation of mandate granted by another real estate professional (agency, promoter…) the applicable scale remains that of the agency holding the mandate or that of the promoter.

The seller is responsible for the fees, unless otherwise specified in the mandate.

Here is a scale of fees for traditional and old property sales:

Less than 100 000€: Fixed fee 7 500€.
From €100,000 to €500,000: 6%.
From 500 001€ to 1 000 000€: 4.50%.
From 1 000 001€ to 1 500 00€ : 4% 
More than 1 500 000€ : 3% 

  • What is a property diagnostic ?

When a property is put on sale, a diagnostic evaluation needs to be performed on the property. This evaluation is done according to pre-establised criteria by an expert firm. The aim here is to inform the buyer of the current state of the property.

These criteria are :

  • the energy performance (DPE)
  • the risk of exposure to lead
  • the presence or absence of asbestos
  • the state of the electrical installation if it is more than 15 years old
  • the condition of the gas installation if it is more than 15 years old
  • the state of the natural and technological risks
  • the presence or absence of termites
  • the state of the non-collective sewage installation for individual houses
  • Why use an agency ?

Want to buy your first property? The demand for property in our region is high and you will need all the information you can get to make a good investment. With the experience of our expert agents and a thorough preliminary analysis, we can help you every step of the way.

  • What are my obligations if I make an offer to purchase ?

An offer to purchase allows you to express your willingness to buy to the seller. It is not compulsory, but it helps to speed up negotiations and formalise the exchanges between the two parties. You can also cancel your offer before the seller responds.

  • What is the sale agreement or the deed of sale ?

This is a preliminary contract that can be drawn up privately by an individual or an estate agent or in authentic form by a notary. In order to better control the transaction, your BO Immobilier agent assists the notary in drawing up the documents. Both parties mutually commit themselves to complete the real estate transaction at a certain price and under certain conditions.

  • What is a suspensive clause ?

Suspensive conditions are clauses that can cancel the real estate transaction if they are not fulfilled. They are intended to protect both parties in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a refusal of a mortgage.

  • Is it compulsory to pay a deposit when signing the sale agreement?

Once the preliminary sale agreement has been validated by both parties, it is signed at the notary’s office or remotely by proxy.

You can pay 5% of the sale price into an escrow account with the notary at the time of signing as a guarantee.

  • Where to find your agency ?

We have two agencies in the centre of Châtel :

The first one, mainly for the sales part : 12 Route du Centre – 74390 Châtel

The second one, mainly for the rental part354 Route de Vonnes – 74390 Châtel

  • What are the opening hours of the agency?


Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 7pm


Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm

Saturday from 9am to 1pm

  • Dispute resolution 

To settle your disputes, you must first send a written complaint to :

12 route du centre
74390 CHATEL

or by mail  : contact@bo-immobilier.immo

One month later, if you are not satisfied, you can contact the MEDICYS mediation service simply and free of charge by submitting your file on www.medicys-consommation.fr

or by simple mail (attach your email, phone and written complaint) to :
Boulevard de Clichy
75009 Paris