I prefer the exploded Muslims. You know they won't be a problem anymore.
Seriously, there was an article in Smithsonian several years ago about the
bomb squad that works for the French Dept of Interior and how they get very
regular calls, mostly from farmers plowing their fields, when WW1 and WW2
ordnance shows up. There is an old French fort (forget the name) where they
showed piles of shells that had been collected.
Just not sure what kind of answer the OP was expecting - it's a building and
it gets checked out just like a building that is 10 years old. Is it
falling down? Major repairs needed?
The only 1843 issue I can think of is if they want to do a major remodeling
and it is classified as a Historic Building.
First I would be concerned about the legal and financial issues. If my legal
citizenship was with a different country than France, I would check with a
lawyer about any potential pitfalls or problems with purchasing such a
house. Then taxes. Europe can have taxes for this and that which are quite
high. And if you are not a citizen of France, would you pay a different tax
rate? More? Maybe less?
Next would be if there are any restrictions on the house/property due to its
age. Can you do what you want or are you required to keep it as is?
Then the condition of the house itself. If you speak French, I would try to
find a French internet forum on real estate and ask how you could have
someone inspect it and find out what problems to look for/avoid. I would
start by searching Yahoo France...
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