What is an ‘Attestation de propriete’ for French real estate?

There is a French real estate document called an ‘Attestation de propriete’ or ‘Attestation’ as it is sometimes noted on the document.

This document is created by the French notary to show proof of ownership of the property. It includes the name of the owner(s), the legal description of the property and can be with or without the price of the French property.

It can be used by the new French property owner to obtain utility services like water and telephone.

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