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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3 bedroom house for sale, Catllar, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom house for sale, Catllar, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
118,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Catllar, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Pretty character village property with veranda in the charming village of Catllar in the foothills of the Pyrennes and between the ski slopes and the sea. The 3 bedroom house comes with livin...

REF: 216686
  • Floor Size: 98 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

5 bedroom villa for sale, Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
599,000 EUR

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

Superb, spacious and beautifully presented 5 bedroom architect designed villa, set within a large elevated plot with a swimming pool and simply stunning views over Ceret and Mount Canigou. Idea...

REF: 216404
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom penthouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom penthouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,785,000 EUR

5 bedroom penthouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Immaculate and unusual 5 bedroom apartment, which is ideally situated in the historical centre of Perpignan, set within a building which dates back to 1820. Totally renovated with the highest p...

REF: 216326
  • Bedrooms: 5
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2 bedroom house for sale, Cabestany, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

2 bedroom house for sale, Cabestany, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
290,000 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, Cabestany, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Charming 2 bedroom village home, with a total living area of 120m2, which is part of a renovated barn, with another area of 267m2 which can be renovated into further living accommodation, and a spacio...

REF: 216261
  • Floor Size: 120 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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3 bedroom house for sale, Castelnou, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom house for sale, Castelnou, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
450,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Castelnou, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Charming 3 bedroom stone built house with a total spacious living area of 180m2, ideally situated within the well known medieval village of Castelnou. With its origins dating back to the 17th C...

REF: 216221
  • Bedrooms: 3
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8 bedroom villa for sale, Taurinya, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

8 bedroom villa for sale, Taurinya, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
440,000 EUR

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

Currently being run as a B&B, this spacious 8 bedroom villa is full of character and charm and ideally nestled within a breathtaking mountain setting with beautiful views. Located in the quaint...

REF: 216219
  • Bedrooms: 8
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11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,795,000 EUR

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Spacious and versatile Seventeenth Century Catalan Mas set in over 4 acres of park and woodland with a main farmhouse, 4 gites, 3 B&B rooms,swimming pool and a panoramic views reaching to the sea.

REF: 214254
  • Floor Size: 710 square metres
  • Plot Size: 18,660 square metres (1.87 hectares / 4.61 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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4 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,260,000 EUR

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

Spacious 4 bedroom Catalan property with swimming pool and landscaped garden, set in almost 5 acres of landscaped grounds with outbuildings. This is a thoughtfully renovated farm house which is co...

REF: 214050
  • Floor Size: 322 square metres
  • Plot Size: 19,303 square metres (1.93 hectares / 4.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom manor house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
3,500,000 EUR

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Grand, spacious and beautifully totally renovated 18th Century manor house, situated right in the heart of a beautiful park of 4,064m2, ideally situated in a very quiet and private setting, yet just a...

REF: 213993
  • Floor Size: 700 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,064 square metres (0.41 hectares / 1.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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8 bedroom castle for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

8 bedroom castle for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
2,850,000 EUR

8 bedroom castle for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Amazing and totally restored stone built 8 bedroom medieval castle, ideally located in a quiet setting in Perpignan, with its origins dating from the 12th Century and set within a large estate of 60,0...

REF: 213444
  • Floor Size: 650 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,000 square metres (6.00 hectares / 14.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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