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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I really own a share of the home?

Yes, this is deeded property ownership. You’ll own your share of the holiday home via a locally incorporated company that is set up specifically for the purpose of owning real estate. Together with the other co-owners, you will be shareholders of the company.

How much of the home can I purchase?

You can purchase up to 50% of the holiday home, the equivalent of four shares. Shares are sold in ⅛ fractional portions. Each share allows you to use the home exclusively for 45 nights per year.

Can I finance the purchase of my shares?

Yes, you can finance your property purchase through a private financing facility or alternatively via some of the leading European banks who work with the French Heritage co-ownership structure.

How do I schedule stays in my home?

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Is this the same as timeshare?

No, this is real home ownership. Timeshare gives you the right to use, not own, property – often a unit in a higher-density development or hotel. We help you own and enjoy unique and carefully selected beautiful single family homes. The value of the second home will change with the market. Should you wish to sell your share anytime after an initial 12 months of co-ownership, we’re here to support you with the process. 

Can my friends or family use the home without me?

Yes, after registering with us, your family and friends may use some of your allocation even if you’re not present at the home.

Is the purchasing process the same as the usual home buying process?

The purchasing process is similar to any property transaction in Europe. The holiday home will be purchased by a locally incorporated company – the only real difference is the number of co-owners.

Do I need to interact or agree to anything with the other owners?

We provide a seamless purchasing service that means you don’t need to communicate or agree anything with the other buyers. All buyers sign the same documentation when they purchase their shares. Once you become a co-owner, we manage everything on your behalf and serve as your single contact point. For important decisions, we have a voting system that is explained in our purchase agreements.

Is owning in this way a new concept?

Shared property ownership is not a new concept – many people have entered into DIY arrangements. We offer a fully managed purchasing and ownership experience that brings together like-minded owners and takes away the hassle, as well as the relationship and financial challenges, often involved in setting up and managing DIY co-ownership.

How is the home decorated?

We set up the holiday home to the French Heritage standard before you start enjoying it. We’re passionate about design and work with professional European interior designers who focus on a combination of casual comfort and clean aesthetics that is in keeping with the history of the home. Each French Heritage home is unique and so are its beautiful interiors.

What are the costs for running and managing the home?

Owners share the running costs in proportion to the number of shares they own. All costs associated with the cleaning and maintenance of the home are tightly managed to an annual budget and we pass these on to the co-owners without any markup.

We charge a monthly flat fee of *(ADD COST) per weekly share to cover the cost of managing the company exclusively set up for your holiday home, and to provide you with the support and technology you need to enjoy it. 

Who takes care of maintenance and repairs?

We assign a dedicated home manager who will take care of all aspects of your second home, including employing local cleaning and gardening services as well as managing utilities, insurance, maintenance, repairs, and interior upgrades

What if we are not happy with how you manage the home?

We will do everything possible to resolve any concerns you may have. If we don’t live up to our promise, you can remove us as your holiday home managers.

What if a co-owner misses a payment or gets behind on their bills?

We will work with the owner to resolve this, but you are protected and will not have any responsibility for another owner.

What if the home is damaged in any way?

We believe that owners treat their second homes with care, but accidents do happen from time to time. We are there to assist if anything happens during your stay and we inspect each home at the end of every stay. Any damages outside of normal wear and tear will be for the responsible owner’s account.

What if I want to sell my share?

You can sell your shares any time after 12 months of owning them. They can be sold on the open market via an agent just like with any other home, and we are also set up to do this for you and support you through the sale. If the value of the home has increased since your purchase, so should the value of your share.

Will the home appreciate in value?

If the holiday home appreciates in value, you will benefit from this.

Can I keep personal items in the home?

Yes. Your second home is equipped with private storage spaces for your personal items.

What are the house policies?

We believe that owners treat their holiday homes with the necessary care – but there is a code of conduct that all owners are expected to adhere to when they buy a share.

Can I rent out the home?

Yes, you can unless there are specific local license restrictions, which we will advise you on before you consider a specific second home. To help with maintaining standards and ensuring a consistent experience for all co-owners, we provide an end-to-end rental service. You only have to let us know which dates you wish to rent, and we will make them available.

Are pets allowed?

Only dogs are allowed on the property.⁠

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