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

5 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
695,000 EUR

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

Nestling in nearly 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens with woodland, is this magnificent 3 storey, 5 bedroom Bearnaise property with gite and outbuilding, enjoying countryside views from its peace...

REF: 235667
  • Plot Size: 7,623 square metres (0.76 hectares / 1.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom house for sale, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
490,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Charming traditional 4 bedroom 17th century Basque house with garden, enjoying panoramic countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Saint Jean Pied de Port. This wonderf...

REF: 235641
  • Floor Size: 165 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lucq de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lucq de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
499,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lucq de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Delightful character farmhouse dating back in parts to the Seventeenth Century, set in over 48 acres of land with fabulous panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the the Pyrenees.

REF: 235580
  • Floor Size: 221 square metres
  • Plot Size: 194,538 square metres (19.45 hectares / 48.07 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
460,000 EUR

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

Surrounded by half an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool, is this charming 6 bedroom modern house ideally located near all amenities in Salies-de-Bearn. Built in the 1990s and situa...

REF: 235540
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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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
330,000 EUR

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

Beautifully renovated 6 bedroom stone house with garden and workshop, ideally located near all amenities in the spa town of Salies de Bearn. This charming property has been split into two dwell...

REF: 235355
  • Floor Size: 229 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 6
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3 bedroom house for sale, Carresse Cassaber, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Carresse Cassaber, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
349,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Carresse Cassaber, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Delightful character family property or lock-up-and-leave holiday home in the heart of a village with amenities and just a few minutes drive from popular and pretty spa town of Salies de Bearn. <...

REF: 235011
  • Floor Size: 188 square metres
  • Plot Size: 700 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.17 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom house for sale, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
1,650,000 EUR

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

Stunning 4 storey fully furnished property encompassing a collection of a 3 bedroom house, two bedroom flat and separate holiday flat set in the mature landscaped garden, located near the beach and al...

REF: 234310
  • Floor Size: 252 square metres
  • Plot Size: 425 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.11 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pomps, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pomps, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
449,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pomps, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Delightful character farmhouse with outbuildings, dating back to 1793 on the prestigious pilgrim route to Compostelle (Camino de Santiago), currently being run as a bed and breakfast business.

REF: 234101
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom house for sale, Rivehaute, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Rivehaute, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
449,000 EUR

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

Immaculate South facing 4 bedroom house nestling in half an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens, while enjoying wonderful views overlooking the Pyrenean mountains from its peaceful location near all ...

REF: 233375
  • Floor Size: 208 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,901 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
346,500 EUR

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

Nestling in 1.6 acres of glorious land with fruit trees while enjoying far reaching countryside views, is this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom house with barn, located near all amenities in Navarrenx....

REF: 233043
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,500 square metres (0.65 hectares / 1.61 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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