Who does a French notary work for in a property transaction?

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If you are curious to know who a French notary is working for when you hire him or her to help you in a French real estate transaction you may be surprised to find out who the notary is working for. In fact, the French notary / notaire is in a neutral position. He or she is not on the side of the buyer or the seller of the property.

If you need personal legal advise you will need to seek assistance of a English speaking French real estate lawyer / solicitor. They can help you to make sure that the contract is no prejudicial to you and that, for example, you have the right ownership structure.

If you need to locate a English speaking French real estate lawyer or an English speaking French real estate agent contact us today.