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

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
871,500 EUR

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

Superbly renovated Gascony farmhouse and estate, featuring luxurious accommodation and modern comforts in a beautiful situation just a few minutes from Salies de Bearn. This spacious 357m2 ...

REF: 218006
  • Floor Size: 357 square metres
  • Plot Size: 196,000 square metres (19.60 hectares / 48.43 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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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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3 bedroom commercial property for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom commercial property for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
249,000 EUR

3 bedroom commercial property for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

An attractive 'auberge' with large car park situated only a short walk from the centre of Navarrenx, having private accommodation and a business. Over two floors, the property comprises a large...

REF: 217964
  • Floor Size: 204 square metres
  • Plot Size: 830 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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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
299,000 EUR

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

Situated in a quiet setting and with outstanding views, this spacious 4 bedroom home is located just a short drive to commerce. Totally reconstructed in 2012, with just 1 original wall still r...

REF: 217931
  • Floor Size: 167 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
299,000 EUR

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

A charming 3 bedroom partially renovated house with a garden, in a large plot of land in the village of Navarrenx. The living accommodation comprises a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a...

REF: 217779
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,500 square metres (0.65 hectares / 1.61 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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8 bedroom castle for sale, Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

8 bedroom castle for sale, Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
765,000 EUR

8 bedroom castle for sale, Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

A unique renovated chateau with 8 bedrooms and large swimming pool, a short walk to the river with the medieval tourist town of Sauveterre de Bearn nearby, ideally situated between the coast an...

REF: 217778
  • Floor Size: 492 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,240 square metres (0.82 hectares / 2.04 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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5 bedroom house for sale, Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
399,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Full of authentic character and charm, this elegant 5 bedroom 18th Century country house is ideally set in a quiet setting close to Sauveterre de Bearn in Autevielle Saint Martin Bideren. Tota...

REF: 217740
  • Floor Size: 424 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,675 square metres (0.17 hectares / 0.41 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
385,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this spacious country house with a swimming pool and various outbuildings, is ideally located in a quiet and peaceful setting just a few kilometres from the medieval town ...

REF: 217629
  • Floor Size: 188 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,995 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.23 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Orthez, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
466,000 EUR

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

Character property dating back to the Eighteenth Century, with independent gite and countryside views. This beautiful stone property is composed of a family home and a gite, both of which hav...

REF: 217542
  • Plot Size: 1,120 square metres (0.11 hectares / 0.28 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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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
422,000 EUR

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

Charming and beautifully totally refurbished 5 bedroom family house, ideally located in an elevated position with stunning countryside views, situated in a quiet setting just a short distance to all t...

REF: 217502
  • Floor Size: 213 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 5
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