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

3 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
369,250 EUR

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

Charming South East facing 3 bedroom house with separate apartment and garden, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of Salies de Bearn. In very good condition throughout, the main ho...

REF: 231081
  • Floor Size: 223 square metres
  • Plot Size: 575 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom house for sale, Bayonne, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Bayonne, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
1,540,000 EUR

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

Charming 6 bedroom house located in a quiet setting in Bayonne, set within a large plot of 18,000m2 alongside a river and with a private pontoon. Ground floor: entrance hall, fitted and equippe...

REF: 230955
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 18,000 square metres (1.80 hectares / 4.45 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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2 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

2 bedroom house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
387,500 EUR

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

Beautifully refurbished stone built house, with a total living area of 170m2, ideally situated right in the heart of a peaceful Bearn village, yet just 5 minutes from Navarrenx with all its amenities ...

REF: 230920
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,800 square metres (0.38 hectares / 0.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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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
365,000 EUR

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

Charming 3 storey, 4 bedroom South facing house nestling in nearly half an acre of mature gardens, ideally located near all amenities in the spa town of Salies-de-Bearn. This property, dating ...

REF: 230901
  • Floor Size: 185 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,885 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom manor house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Navarrenx, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
787,500 EUR

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

"A magnificent 18th Century Maison de Maître, with two partially converted holiday gîtes, a recently re-roofed stone barn and an enclosed salt-water pool offering views of the Pyrenees, framed by exqu...

REF: 230820
  • Floor Size: 404 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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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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9 bedroom manor house for sale, Came, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

9 bedroom manor house for sale, Came, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
369,250 EUR

9 bedroom manor house for sale, Came, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Full of character and charm, and in need of updating, this grand 9 bedroom manor house is ideally situated right in the heart of a small village and just 3km from the beautiful medieval town of Sauve...

REF: 230696
  • Floor Size: 386 square metres
  • Plot Size: 13,000 square metres (1.30 hectares / 3.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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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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5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
399,000 EUR

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

Situated in a quiet and private setting, this immaculately presented 5 bedroom home is situated on a hilltop with stunning far reaching views overlooking the Pyrenean mountain range. Ideally lo...

REF: 230244
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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