Les Arcs Alps Ski Property
Les Arcs Alps Ski Property
Les Arcs Alps Ski Property

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Les Arcs Alps Ski Property

The purpose built ski resort of Les Arcs is situated in the heart of an ancient pine forest and consists of several different villages. They each have their own distinct character and are at different altitudes. It is famous for being a family friendly resort and has something for everyone, whether they are beginners or proficient skiers. There are several hundred kilometres of pistes, many off-piste runs and a freestyle park, along with plenty of bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

Guide to the French Buying Process

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)
On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner. The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent. Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit
Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion
Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase. During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
455,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Located at the foot of the slopes and facing the golf course, this bright 65m2 2 bedroom apartment is situated within a 5-star residence with a swimming pool, in the immediate vicinity of a mini-marke...

REF: 228647
  • Floor Size: 65 square metres
  • Plot Size: 0 square metres (0.00 hectares / 0.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Villards, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Villards, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
325,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Villards, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Cosy 2 bedroom apartment located in the Les Arcs 1800 area, with a total living area of around 67m2, located in a quiet and wooded environment at the bottom of the village of Les Villards, with a shut...

REF: 231506
  • Floor Size: 67 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
335,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment, with a living area of around 39m2, enjoying stunning mountain views from its ideal location near the slopes and all amenities in Les Arcs. With a chalet atmospher...

REF: 233764
  • Floor Size: 39 square metres
  • Plot Size: 0 square metres (0.00 hectares / 0.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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2 bedroom penthouse for sale, Le Chantel, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

2 bedroom penthouse for sale, Le Chantel, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
269,000 EUR

2 bedroom penthouse for sale, Le Chantel, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Cosy 2 bedroom apartment located in the Chantel area of Les Arcs, nestled on the top floor of a high-end residence with a swimming pool. Located on the heights of Arc 1800 and with a total livi...

REF: 235007
  • Floor Size: 50 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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1 bedroom apartment for sale, Centre Station 1600, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Centre Station 1600, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
135,000 EUR

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Centre Station 1600, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Fully furnished 1 bedroom 7th floor apartment, which is ideally situated within the central station area of Les Arcs 1600. With a total living area of 32m2, plus a balcony with mountain views, ...

REF: 234544
  • Floor Size: 32 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 1
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Studio for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Studio for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
160,000 EUR

Studio for sale, Les Arcs, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Bright and well laid out studio apartment in Les Villards, capable of hosting up to 5 people and with the bonus of a sunny double South and West facing balcony. Located in the heart of the vil...

REF: 235050
  • Floor Size: 23 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 0
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