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What does the French term procuration mean in real estate?

If you hear a French owner saying they have a ‘procuration’ so they can sell the real estate you are visiting they are referring to a special document.

A ‘Procuration’ is a special document that is often called in English ‘ a power of attorney’ which give power to a person to sign documents on behalf of another. However, the power given to the person is detailed in the document and only the power given can be used. So be cautious.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you speak with an English speaking French notary and have him or her review the procuration the person showed you to make sure he or she has the right to review and accept offers from you so you don’t waste your time.

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