Pyrenees Orientales Property
Pyrenees Orientales 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, Thuir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom house for sale, Thuir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
780,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Thuir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Nestling in 2.5 acres of glorious landscaped gardens is this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom house with separate 2 bedroom gite, one bedroom studio, pool, Jacuzzi and outbuilding, enjoying far reachin...

REF: 230228
  • Floor Size: 270 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

5 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
840,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Surrounded by 3/4 acre of glorious landscaped gardens, is this beautifully renovated 3 storey, 5 bedroom villa with pool, workshops and wine cellar, enjoying panoramic countryside views from its peace...

REF: 230119
  • Floor Size: 224 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,058 square metres (0.31 hectares / 0.76 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom house for sale, Cerbere, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom house for sale, Cerbere, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
850,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Cerbere, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Unique opportunity to acquire a very well presented, modern 4 bedroom villa with separate one bedroom studio, pool and garden, enjoying breathtaking sea views towards Spain from its idyllic location n...

REF: 230059
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 670 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.17 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Michel de Llotes, Corbere, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Michel de Llotes, Corbere, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
630,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Michel de Llotes, Corbere, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Nestling in a backdrop of mountains and countryside are these 2 gorgeous, fully restored stone farmhouses with pool and outbuildings, nestling in over 11 acres of glorious land ideally located between...

REF: 230019
  • Floor Size: 240 square metres
  • Plot Size: 46,000 square metres (4.60 hectares / 11.37 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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8 bedroom villa for sale, Sorede, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

8 bedroom villa for sale, Sorede, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,195,000 EUR

8 bedroom villa for sale, Sorede, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Nestling in 3/4 acre of glorious land with swimming pool, is this exceptional villa encompassing 8 apartments, enjoying uninterrupted mountain views from its sought after location near the beach and a...

REF: 229963
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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4 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
685,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

A stylish and chic reinterpretation of a character farmhouse in one of the most desirable areas on the outskirts of Perpignan, with swimming pool and set in almost 4 acres of land. This beauti...

REF: 229736
  • Floor Size: 246 square metres
  • Plot Size: 15,000 square metres (1.50 hectares / 3.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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9 bedroom villa for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

9 bedroom villa for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
650,000 EUR

9 bedroom villa for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Unique opportunity to acquire a stunning 5 bedroom villa nestling in half an acre of glorious landscaped gardens with expansive pool, plus B & B business of 3 bedrooms and a separate one bedroom apart...

REF: 229686
  • Floor Size: 431 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,035 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.50 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom villa for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,150,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Beautifully restored 3 bedroom single storey farmhouse, full of rustic charm and character, nestling in glorious landscaped garden with pool, located on the edge of Perpignan. Less than 10 minu...

REF: 229538
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

6 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
1,298,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Exceptional group of 3 properties with pool, nestling in nearly 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and fruit trees, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near al...

REF: 229355
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,909 square metres (0.79 hectares / 1.95 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom house for sale, Villelongue dels Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom house for sale, Villelongue dels Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
850,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Villelongue dels Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Full of rustic charm and character is this beautifully renovated 5 bedroom authentic stone Catalan Mas with pool, nestling in 150 acres of glorious land while enjoying all round far reaching countrysi...

REF: 229321
  • Floor Size: 270 square metres
  • Plot Size: 600,000 square metres (60.00 hectares / 148.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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