In a French property transaction how long does it take to transfer money to or from a French Notary?

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At this time we were told by one notary a money transfer from a bank to a French notary for a purchase of a property typically takes at least 5 working days or more. You will also most likely wait the same period of time when you are expecting payment from a French notary after the sale of your French property.

This is because at the present time money going to or coming from a French notary has to go through a special process with a centralized financial depository to protect the security of your money and reduce the possibility of fraudulent transactions or payment.

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