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 Post subject: One Notaire or two?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:22 am 
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When buying or selling a property, the purchaser and vendor can either use the same notaire, or have one each, and the costs are shared between the two notaires.

I have used the same notaire for both sides of the conveyancing before, but I'm not convinced that this saves time or whether it does a better job?

Any thoughts peeps?

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 Post subject: Re: One Notaire or two?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:27 am 
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Had no problems when in this position while selling our Montpellier apartment. However, both notaires were based in the City and knew each other well, so this may have helped matters to proceed smoothly.

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 Post subject: Re: One Notaire or two?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:15 am 
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Generally the vendor chooses the notaire, who acts for the State, i.e. ensures that the sale follows the correct procedures. He does not act for the individual as an English solicitor would. It is not necessary for the purchaser to have a notaire as well, though some people are more comfortable having one locally they live far away. The fees are split between the two, and if the property value is not great, the amount each receives will be correspondingly low !

Just the one notaire might save time, as it would depend on the speediness of the second notaire ... and of course La Poste.


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 Post subject: Re: One Notaire or two?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:47 am 
We have had one and two at different times and it has made no difference to the time scale or the efficiency of the sale. I quite like the idea of them having to share the booty though but thats just the :YMDEVIL: in me :)


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 Post subject: Re: One Notaire or two?
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:33 am 
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Like said earlier, They do not act in your interest as an English solicitor would.
They mearly collect the taxes, so two seems to be a waste of time.

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 Post subject: Re: One Notaire or two?
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:55 am 
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Yes Trigga they are the largest tax collectors in France, people say that their charges are high but they dont get a lot from a property sale ( unlike immobilier) most is taxes, also most don't realise that you can go to a Notaire and get free advise on most tax and legal things, I have a number of times

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