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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4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Cabestany, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Cabestany, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
5,200,000 EUR

4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Cabestany, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Superb wine estate with 40 hectares of productive vines and 2,000m2 of residence, with swimming pool and within a short distance of Perpignan, Canet and the Mediterranean coast, in a quiet environ...

REF: 221487
  • Plot Size: 412,000 square metres (41.20 hectares / 101.81 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Vinca, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom villa for sale, Vinca, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
804,000 EUR

7 bedroom villa for sale, Vinca, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Spacious and nicely presented village property set in over 4 acres of land with fabulous views over the countryside to the mountains and Mount Canigou. With 1.8ha of land, the versatile prop...

REF: 221482
  • Floor Size: 290 square metres
  • Plot Size: 18,000 square metres (1.80 hectares / 4.45 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Cyprien, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Cyprien, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
970,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Cyprien, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

A spacious and stylish villa in a good location within walking distance from the International golf course St Cyprien, in a coastal location with Mediterranean gardens. This is an exceptional ...

REF: 221477
  • Floor Size: 240 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,341 square metres (0.13 hectares / 0.33 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
750,000 EUR

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

A most impressive and spacious newly-renovated property in a highly sought-after district in the heart of Perpignan, close to the Palais des Congres. This stunning and elegant town house has b...

REF: 221472
  • Floor Size: 235 square metres
  • Plot Size: 380 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.09 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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9 bedroom house for sale, Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

9 bedroom house for sale, Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
766,000 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Grand and spacious stone built home, with a total well presented living area of 378m2, set within a mature plot of 2,503m2 with a swimming pool, garage, wine cellars and stunning countryside views.

REF: 220690
  • Floor Size: 378 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,503 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

3 bedroom villa for sale, Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
395,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Spacious 3 bedroom family villa, with a total living area of 163m2, set within a 3,710m2 plot, situated in a quiet area on the outskirts of a small mountain village in the Vallespir area of Pyrenees O...

REF: 220184
  • Floor Size: 163 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,710 square metres (0.37 hectares / 0.92 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom house for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
633,880 EUR

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

An architect- designed house offering light and space in a peaceful setting on the edge of a popular village, within close proximity to the city, airport, railway and major motorway links. The...

REF: 219430
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,500 square metres (0.35 hectares / 0.86 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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Fourteen Hectare Organic Vineyard with Gite and Development Potential in South West France

Fourteen Hectare Organic Vineyard  with Gite and Development Potential in South West France
789,500 EUR

Fourteen Hectare Organic Vineyard with Gite and Development Potential in South West France

A beautifully situated vineyard offering comfortable accommodation including gites and the opportunity for further development and income generation, close to the sea, the city of Perpignan and the ...

REF: 217398
  • Plot Size: 140,000 square metres (14.00 hectares / 34.60 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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16 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Villelongue dels Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

16 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Villelongue dels Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
1,895,000 EUR

16 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Villelongue dels Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Lovely stone built house located in the Alberes area, currently split into 4 up-and-running Gites which can sleep a total of 36 people. Set within 5,493m2 of land and with a total living area ...

REF: 217204
  • Floor Size: 525 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,493 square metres (0.55 hectares / 1.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 16
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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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