Pyrenees Atlantique Property
Pyrenees Atlantique Property

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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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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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4 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
474,750 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A modern and stylish villa with swimming pool in a superb location set in landscaped gardens of over half an acre close to the heart of the popular spa town of Salies de Bearn. The contemporary...

REF: 219146
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,265 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Angous, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Angous, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
760,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Angous, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Full of character and charm, this superbly and totally renovated spacious stone built Bearnaise house, is ideally set in a quiet area on 6.5 hectares of land, with lovely countryside views and a swimm...

REF: 218785
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 65,000 square metres (6.50 hectares / 16.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
290,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Set in over an acre of lush mature gardens is this charming 4 bedroom house situated near to the centre of the spa town of Salies de Bearn. The property has been well maintained and offers 130m...

REF: 218762
  • Floor Size: 136 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,575 square metres (0.56 hectares / 1.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
315,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A charming 4 bedroom property with mature garden, near to the town centre of Salies de Bearn. This house was entirely renovated in 2012. The main habitable surface area is situated on the fir...

REF: 218744
  • Floor Size: 165 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,193 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

3 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
234,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Attractive 3 bedroom house with swimming pool in a desirable residential within easy reach of the heart of the lovely Medieval town of Sauveterre de Bearn. The 170m2 property was built in 1980 ...

REF: 218610
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 913 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.23 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
220,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A character well-maintained three bedroom house with half an acre of mature garden close the heart of the popular spa town of Salies de Bearn. This property is in good condition throughout a...

REF: 218344
  • Floor Size: 189 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom house for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
214,225 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A very nicely presented village house with heated pool in an elevated position with fabulous panoramic views towards the Pyrenees. The house sits in 3,250m2 of mature land, offering stunning v...

REF: 218342
  • Floor Size: 117 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,250 square metres (0.33 hectares / 0.80 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
399,500 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A charming 5 bedroom restored 16th century property set in mature, landscaped gardens with a swimming pool and spectacular views over the Pyrenees. This beautiful property is set in an elevated...

REF: 218251
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,400 square metres (0.34 hectares / 0.84 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom house for sale, Guinarthe Parenties, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Guinarthe Parenties, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
237,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Guinarthe Parenties, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A charming 3 bedroom property situated in a quiet location only a short distance to Sauveterre de Bearn with the coast and mountains within easy reach. This attractive house has been transforme...

REF: 218229
  • Floor Size: 131 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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7 bedroom house for sale, Osserain Rivareyte, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

7 bedroom house for sale, Osserain Rivareyte, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
295,400 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Osserain Rivareyte, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Set in lovely mature gardens, this charming 7 bedroom property is located in the centre of a village with views towards the river Saison, which is a short walk away and is on the St Jacques de Compost...

REF: 217965
  • Floor Size: 266 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 7
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