Skip to main content

More information about notaire

Notaires are well know in France for property issues. Notaires are also family advisors they can advise you on the inheritance tax implications and deal with all your personal issues like estate planning, succession law etc. 

As English solicitors, French notaires do probate, estate planning but the major difference is that they don’t plead before the Courts.

Notaires are advisors that families may consult at any time of their lives for such things as – insolvency, wills, gifts between families, pre-nuptial agreements, civil unions .

The notaire is both a public officer and an independent professional. As a public officer he acts on behalf of the State appointed by the Ministry of Justice he guarantees the reliability and authenticity of the deeds he produces.

Property transfer deeds are the exclusive prerogative of the notaire and can only be signed at a notarial office. When buying a property the amounts paid to the notaire are commonly and inaccurately referred to as “notaire’s fees” but in reality they comprise :

  • the “ taxes” that go to the State and the local authorities ; this is the sum that the notaire must receive and pay on behalf of his client
  • the “payments” these are the sums paid by the notaire on behalf of his client and used to remunerate service providers, for example the cost of various documents
  • the notaire’s actual payment

While the notaire acts as a public authority he performs his duties as an independent professional, providing a public service without any cost to the State as he assumes full responsibility for his office. The notaire is paid by his clients according to a price schedule set by the State for the services he provides.

More information regarding notaire fees :

Pin It

Cookies settings


Functional Cookies

This website uses cookies to ensure the smooth use experience and cannot be disabled. We are not using these cookies for advertisment. If these cookies are blocked, some features may not be working.

Measure of audience

This website uses measure cookies and audience analytics cookies, like Google Analytics, in order to improve our website.

Interactive Content

This website uses external components, such as NotAllowedScript651c56de455f7ReCaptcha, Google NotAllowedScript651c56de4556fMaps, that may store cookies on your device. If you decide to block these components, the website content will not be totally displayed.

Social Networks / Videos

Social medias and video plugins, that use cookies, are present on this website. They are used to improve the user experience and website promotion thanks to different social interactions.


Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses different kind of cokies to manage, for example, the user session.