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

6 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
220,000 EUR

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

Pretty and spacious Bearnaise-style house in an attractive mature garden within easy walking distance of the the heart of Salies de Bearn with its amenities including shops, bars, restaurants and repu...

REF: 220465
  • Floor Size: 130 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,453 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom house for sale, Mauleon Licharre, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom house for sale, Mauleon Licharre, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
362,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Mauleon Licharre, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Set on over 1.5 acres of land is this charming 4 bedroom renovated 18th century house with pool, located near Mauleon Licharre and Navarrenx. The accommodation comprises four bedrooms, kitchen,...

REF: 220462
  • Floor Size: 226 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,660 square metres (0.67 hectares / 1.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

4 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
411,450 EUR

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

Charming south facing 4 bedroom villa with pool, located near Salies de Bearn and all amenities. This lovely "Provencale" property was built in 1999 and enjoys a large established garden with s...

REF: 220461
  • Floor Size: 177 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
335,000 EUR

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

Delightful 3 bedroom property in a lovely peaceful situation with panoramic views to the Pyrenees, yet just an 8-minute drive to the picturesque town of Salies-de-Bearn with its thermal baths and all ...

REF: 220413
  • Floor Size: 184 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
495,000 EUR

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

Delightful character property with guest accommodation, dating back to the Eighteenth Century, with mountain view and located in the heart of the medieval fortress town of Sauveterre-de-Bearn with it...

REF: 220115
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 616 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.15 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Lembeye, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Lembeye, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
285,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this superbly renovated 18th Century home with a 1 bedroom gite, with a total living area of 187m2, is set within a large plot of 4,500m2, ideally situated within a quiet ...

REF: 220014
  • Floor Size: 187 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,500 square metres (0.45 hectares / 1.11 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
568,298 EUR

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Impressive French chateau dating back to the Nineteenth Century having been built by a baritone of the Opera de Paris, using cream Angouleme stone and dominating the landscape of the pretty villages n...

REF: 219697
  • Floor Size: 520 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,000 square metres (0.60 hectares / 1.48 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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6 bedroom house for sale, Angous, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Angous, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
760,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this superbly and totally renovated spacious stone built Bearnaise house, is ideally set in a quiet area on 6.5 hectares of land, with lovely countryside views and a swimm...

REF: 218785
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 65,000 square metres (6.50 hectares / 16.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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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
290,000 EUR

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

Set in over an acre of lush mature gardens is this charming 4 bedroom house situated near to the centre of the spa town of Salies de Bearn. The property has been well maintained and offers 130m...

REF: 218762
  • Floor Size: 136 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,575 square metres (0.56 hectares / 1.38 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
315,000 EUR

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

A charming 4 bedroom property with mature garden, near to the town centre of Salies de Bearn. This house was entirely renovated in 2012. The main habitable surface area is situated on the fir...

REF: 218744
  • Floor Size: 165 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,193 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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