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

3 bedroom house for sale, Castetbon, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
577,500 EUR

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

Nestling in 1.6 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and woodland with stunning infinity pool, is this charming 3 bedroom, fully renovated 19th Century country house with separate 2 bedroom cottage, e...

REF: 232078
  • Floor Size: 307 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,500 square metres (0.65 hectares / 1.61 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom house for sale, Rivehaute, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Rivehaute, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
485,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Rivehaute, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Rivehaute, is this beautiful modern 4 bedroom house with swimming pool, nestling in over an acre of carefully l...

REF: 232032
  • Floor Size: 146 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,602 square metres (0.46 hectares / 1.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
990,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Magnificent, grand and spacious 4 bedroom villa, set witin a lovely mature plot of 1,096m2 with stunning far reaching views towards the mountains, ideally situated in a quiet setting yet close to the ...

REF: 232024
  • Floor Size: 254 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,096 square metres (0.11 hectares / 0.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Lasseube, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Lasseube, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
749,000 EUR

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

Nestling in nearly 13 acres of glorious land with woods and fruit trees, enjoying far reaching views across the vineyards, is this beautiful 17th Century 6 bedroom Manor House with wine cellar, locate...

REF: 231701
  • Floor Size: 586 square metres
  • Plot Size: 52,161 square metres (5.22 hectares / 12.89 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
495,000 EUR

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

Very well presented 5 bedroom house with workshop, surrounded by over 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens with pool while enjoying panoramic mountain views from its peaceful location near all ameni...

REF: 231522
  • Floor Size: 284 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,370 square metres (0.94 hectares / 2.32 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom house for sale, Bayonne, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Bayonne, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
1,260,000 EUR

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

Located in Bayonne, this superb house with a ground floor shop/gallery, so ideal for producing an income, has a total living area of 191m2, plus a 50m2 outside area. Features include: Groun...

REF: 231425
  • Floor Size: 191 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom villa for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
830,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Stunning, 5 storey, 5 bedroom architect-designed and built villa with separate suite of offices, nestling in over 1.5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with amazing infinity pool, enjoying panoram...

REF: 231181
  • Floor Size: 355 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,510 square metres (0.65 hectares / 1.61 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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8 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

8 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
1,248,000 EUR

8 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Spacious and modern 8 bedroom villa, with a vast total living area of 510m2, set within a large plot of 5,590m2 with a swimming pool, various outbuildings and stunning views of the Pyrenees mountains,...

REF: 230736
  • Floor Size: 510 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,590 square metres (0.56 hectares / 1.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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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
349,900 EUR

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

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom house with mature landscaped garden, enjoying views of the river from its idyllic, peaceful East facing location near all amenities in the heart of Salles de Bearn. ...

REF: 230353
  • Floor Size: 126 square metres
  • Plot Size: 540 square metres (0.05 hectares / 0.13 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
330,000 EUR

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

Surrounded by glorious lush mature gardens is this beautifully renovated 4 bedroom 18th century house, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Sauv...

REF: 230079
  • Floor Size: 224 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,801 square metres (0.28 hectares / 0.69 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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