Buy Land in France With Your Own Notary

When buying real estate, it is highly recommended to have your own notary. It doesn't cost anything extra, but shares the fees with the notary of the seller. This has saved us several times from disasters (a garden with lead in the soil, unauthorized structural changes in historically protected area, unclear ownership of the seller). So, get your own notary.

Advantages of own notary

Having your own notary offers many advantages. You have your own contact person regarding the purchase contract, who acts in the interest the buyer - your interest. The seller's notary may unilaterally draw up the purchase contract in favor of the seller - his client. And this can have ugly consequences. Moreover, the seller's notary sends the purchase contract to the buyer's notary in advance, so that one can see what conditions are attached to the purchase and what special features there are in the purchase.