Salies de Bearn Property
Salies de Bearn Property

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Salies de Bearn Property

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

4 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
365,750 EUR

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

Delightful 4 bedroom house dating back to the early 1900's in a great location close to the centre of the pretty spa town of Salies-de-Bearn, in a leafy residential setting. This desirable pro...

REF: 223744
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 687 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.17 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
236,000 EUR

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

A charming and spacious 5 bedroom family home set within 2,300m2 of gardens enjoying lovely views towards the Pyrenees and in walking distance to the nearest town. Set out over 3 levels, f...

REF: 223644
  • Floor Size: 158 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,300 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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1 bedroom apartment for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
88,500 EUR

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

A charming and well maintained second floor apartment located near to all the amenities near the centre of Salies de Bearn. It has an entrance hall, living and dining area, kitchenette, bedroom...

REF: 223643
  • Floor Size: 54 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 1
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11 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

11 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
848,000 EUR

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

Charming and spacious 19th Century house with 2 gites and 2 apartment, with a total living area of 511m2, ideally situated within a quiet and private setting on 6,375m2 of land, on the heights of Sali...

REF: 223606
  • Floor Size: 511 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,375 square metres (0.64 hectares / 1.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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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
229,900 EUR

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

Beautifully refurbished and full of character and charm, this spacious Bearnaise village house is set within a mature flat plot of 1,200m2. This pretty stone built house, which was originally ...

REF: 222512
  • Floor Size: 141 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 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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5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
225,000 EUR

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

Generous village house with 5 bedrooms and sunny south facing garden, in excellent condition. The property dates back to 1789 and has been carefully renovated by local artisans. Spread o...

REF: 217326
  • Floor Size: 194 square metres
  • Plot Size: 750 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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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
249,506 EUR

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

Spacious and beautifully presented 6 bedroom villa ideally located in a quiet setting within a large plot of 1,035m2 with a swimming pool, situated just a few kilometres from the highly sought after t...

REF: 216258
  • Floor Size: 264 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,035 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.26 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
525,000 EUR

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

A most attractive 4 bedroom property, set in over an acre of land, in excellent condition and within walking distance of all the town amenities. Built in 2006, this lovely villa is in excel...

REF: 215593
  • Floor Size: 201 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,317 square metres (0.43 hectares / 1.07 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
387,000 EUR

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

A comfortable and spacious 4 bedroom property, designed by an architect and full of light and offering easy living, situated just a few kilometres from Salies de Bearn. The main house comes wi...

REF: 215591
  • Floor Size: 229 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,400 square metres (0.44 hectares / 1.09 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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