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

4 bedroom house for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
330,000 EUR

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

Surrounded by glorious lush mature gardens is this beautifully renovated 4 bedroom 18th century house, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Sauv...

REF: 230079
  • Floor Size: 224 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,801 square metres (0.28 hectares / 0.69 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Jasses, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

6 bedroom house for sale, Jasses, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
415,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Jasses, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Charming 6 bedroom 17th Century Bearnaise house with 2 separate gites, a barn and outbuilding nestling in half an acre of glorious mature gardens, located near all amenities in Jesses. This bea...

REF: 229971
  • Plot Size: 2,347 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom apartment for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom apartment for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
945,000 EUR

6 bedroom apartment for sale, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Enjoying over an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens while offering stunning mountain views, is this very well presented luxury 5 bedroom apartment with separate one bedroom studio, set in a stunning...

REF: 229675
  • Plot Size: 5,000 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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9 bedroom house for sale, Guinarthe Parenties, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

9 bedroom house for sale, Guinarthe Parenties, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
550,000 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Guinarthe Parenties, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Beautifully renovated 9 bedroom 17th century mansion with outbuildings nestling in nearly an acre of glorious land, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its South West facing location ne...

REF: 229311
  • Plot Size: 3,274 square metres (0.33 hectares / 0.81 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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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
300,000 EUR

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

Unique opportunity to acquire a charming renovated 4 bedroom house with commercial unit and garden, located near all amenities in the heart of Salies-de-Bearn. This recently renovated property ...

REF: 229106
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Sauveterre de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
398,000 EUR

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

Charming renovated building full of character comprising of 2 apartments and a commercial unit located in the heart of Sauveterre de Bearn. Entirely renovated in 2008/9 the building is in exce...

REF: 229101
  • Floor Size: 246 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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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
460,000 EUR

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

Beautiful spacious and fully furnished 4 bedroom South facing house with separate one bedroom apartment and pool, nestling in over half an acre of glorious landscaped gardens while enjoying panoramic ...

REF: 229042
  • Floor Size: 283 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,800 square metres (0.28 hectares / 0.69 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
340,000 EUR

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

Charming South facing 5 bedroom character house nestling in half an acre of glorious land while enjoying panoramic mountain views from its peaceful elevated location on the Chemin de Saint Jacques de ...

REF: 228505
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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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
485,000 EUR

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

A bright and airy architect-designed house set in half an acre of gardens with gite, enviably located just two minutes' drive from the heart of the popular spa resort of Salies de Bearn. The f...

REF: 225388
  • Floor Size: 211 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 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
335,000 EUR

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

Unique opportunity with this renovated Medieval property with 6 bedrooms, found in the heart of the popular spa town of Salies de Bearn, spread over 3 floors with and private interior courtyard. <...

REF: 225205
  • Floor Size: 233 square metres
  • Plot Size: 100 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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