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

7 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
258,500 EUR

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

Spacious 7 bedroom village house, ideally located close to the river and near Salies de Bearn, with a total living area of 262m2 spread over 3 floors, which is in need of some updating and with a larg...

REF: 216259
  • Floor Size: 262 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,850 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.46 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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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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5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
232,100 EUR

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

Charming and spacious 5 bedroom house with a total living area of 168m2, set within a large garden of 4,828m2, ideally located in a quiet setting yet close to the centre of Salies-de-Bearn. Spl...

REF: 216106
  • Floor Size: 168 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,828 square metres (0.48 hectares / 1.19 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
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
438,900 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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6 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

6 bedroom house for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
231,000 EUR

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

Pretty and spacious Bearnaise-style house in an attractive mature garden within easy walking distance of the the heart of Salies de Bearn with its amenities including shops, bars, restaurants and repu...

REF: 215380
  • Floor Size: 130 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,453 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom villa for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
499,000 EUR

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

Charming, spacious and beautifully presented Bearnaise house with a guest house and swimming pool, set within 1.3 hectares of land with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and towards the...

REF: 215346
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 13,123 square metres (1.31 hectares / 3.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom townhouse for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

3 bedroom townhouse for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
275,000 EUR

3 bedroom townhouse for sale, Salies de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

Excellent investment opportunity to purchase a charming 17th Century Bearnaise townhouse with lovely river view, ideally located in the centre of Salies de Bearn. Ground floor: 40m2 shop; entr...

REF: 215345
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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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
385,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this lovely 4 bedroom neo Bearnaise townhouse, which is in excellent condition throughout, is ideally set in a quiet setting within walking distance to Salies de Bearn tow...

REF: 214792
  • Plot Size: 2,100 square metres (0.21 hectares / 0.52 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
375,000 EUR

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

Charming 5 bedroom home with a total spacious living area of 265m2, ideally set within a quiet setting in Salies de Bearn, on a 3,000m2 plot with a swimming pool and stunning countryside and mountain...

REF: 214596
  • Floor Size: 265 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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