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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9 bedroom hotel for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

9 bedroom hotel for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
795,000 EUR

9 bedroom hotel for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Charming and carefully renovated character property currently operating as a successful boutique hotel with superb views of the well known and popular Medieval village of Sauveterre de Bearn and t...

REF: 225746
  • Plot Size: 1,985 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Palais, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Palais, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
411,450 EUR

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Palais, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Attractive character property which dates back to the Seventeenth Century, nicely renovated and full of character, which is currently being run as a very successful bed and breakfast business, set in ...

REF: 225707
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,500 square metres (0.45 hectares / 1.11 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
411,450 EUR

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

A bright and modern three-bedroom house, set in over an acre of of land, in a tranquil setting with swimming pool and panoramic countryside views. The property is beautifully light thanks to s...

REF: 225527
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,300 square metres (0.53 hectares / 1.31 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom house for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
499,000 EUR

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

Architect-designed villa with space and style, fabulous mountain views, swimming pool and set in 7,000m2 of land. This highly desirable property was built in 2000 and has been very well mainta...

REF: 225467
  • Floor Size: 218 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,000 square metres (0.70 hectares / 1.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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8 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

8 bedroom villa for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
1,379,000 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: 225395
  • Floor Size: 510 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,590 square metres (0.56 hectares / 1.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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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
485,000 EUR

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

A bright and airy architect-designed house set in half an acre of gardens with gite, enviably located just two minutes' drive from the heart of the popular spa resort of Salies de Bearn. The f...

REF: 225388
  • Floor Size: 211 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 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
249,000 EUR

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

Beautifully renovated charming 4 bedroom Basque style house with pool, set in nearly 2 acres of glorious land, located near all amenities in Salies De Bearn. This delightful property was built ...

REF: 225336
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,470 square metres (0.75 hectares / 1.85 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom manor house for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom manor house for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
980,000 EUR

4 bedroom manor house for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Full of character and charm, this grand, spacious and beautifully refurbished 14th Century country house is ideally situated right in the heart of a wooded park with stunning views of the Pyrenees mou...

REF: 225242
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,800 square metres (0.68 hectares / 1.68 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
369,000 EUR

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

Unique opportunity with this renovated Medieval property with 6 bedrooms, found in the heart of the popular spa town of Salies de Bearn, spread over 3 floors with and private interior courtyard. <...

REF: 225205
  • Floor Size: 233 square metres
  • Plot Size: 100 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom house for sale, Guiche, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Guiche, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
700,000 EUR

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

Unique opportunity to acquire a wonderful collection of a former 17th century farmhouse and 2 renovated guest houses set in over an acre of glorious land, enjoying scenic countryside views from its So...

REF: 224770
  • Floor Size: 415 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,110 square metres (0.41 hectares / 1.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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