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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5 bedroom manor house for sale, Ostabat Asme, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Ostabat Asme, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
399,000 EUR

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Ostabat Asme, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Grand, spacious and elegant 19th Century manor house with magnificent countryside views, ideally situated near the town of Saint Palais and within a short distance of the Camino de Compostela.

REF: 216823
  • Floor Size: 288 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom apartment for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom apartment for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
284,850 EUR

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

Spacious 4 bedroom duplex apartment in good condition in Salies de Bearn with a garden. Entrance Kitchen 30 m2 Living room 43 m2 Hallway 6 m2 4 Bedrooms 14 m2, 13 m2, 11 m2, 10 m2<...

REF: 216613
  • Floor Size: 162 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,311 square metres (0.13 hectares / 0.32 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
395,000 EUR

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

Attractive Bearnaise house with gite and pool set in 5,264m2 of land, in an excellent location just 2 kilometres from the centre of Navarrenx. The spacious 6 bedroom property is in good c...

REF: 216610
  • Floor Size: 269 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,265 square metres (0.53 hectares / 1.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Hagetaubin, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Hagetaubin, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
379,800 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Hagetaubin, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Fabulous character Bearnaise property which has been beautifully renovated,set in 3 acres of mature grounds with outbuildings, close to a charming town. This elegant house has been lovingly r...

REF: 216382
  • Floor Size: 293 square metres
  • Plot Size: 12,440 square metres (1.24 hectares / 3.07 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
210,000 EUR

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

A pretty Bearnaise house, built in the late 1980's set in over half an acre of land, with lovely views across the surrounding countryside. The property is in very good condition throughout and...

REF: 216379
  • Floor Size: 144 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,330 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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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
295,400 EUR

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

Beautifully renovated and elegant formal 18th Century village house, set on 2,500m2 of land with wonderfully maintained gardens. Double glazed throughout, this charming property comprises of:

REF: 216291
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,500 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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7 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

7 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
258,500 EUR

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

Spacious 7 bedroom village house, ideally located close to the river and near Salies de Bearn, with a total living area of 262m2 spread over 3 floors, which is in need of some updating and with a larg...

REF: 216259
  • Floor Size: 262 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,850 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.46 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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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
249,506 EUR

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

Spacious and beautifully presented 6 bedroom villa ideally located in a quiet setting within a large plot of 1,035m2 with a swimming pool, situated just a few kilometres from the highly sought after t...

REF: 216258
  • Floor Size: 264 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,035 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.26 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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Superb Gite Complex with Income Potential for Sale in the Pyrenean Foothills with 14 Bedrooms

Superb Gite Complex  with Income  Potential for Sale in the Pyrenean Foothills with 14 Bedrooms
1,610,000 EUR

Superb Gite Complex with Income Potential for Sale in the Pyrenean Foothills with 14 Bedrooms

Excellent income-generating gite complex offering versatile accommodation in a superb setting in the foothills of the Pyrenees, including 3 houses, 3 chalets, stables and swimming pool set in 50 hect...

REF: 216187
  • Floor Size: 883 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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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
232,100 EUR

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

Charming and spacious 5 bedroom house with a total living area of 168m2, set within a large garden of 4,828m2, ideally located in a quiet setting yet close to the centre of Salies-de-Bearn. Spl...

REF: 216106
  • Floor Size: 168 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,828 square metres (0.48 hectares / 1.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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