A Notaire’s prime job is to make sure you know what you are signing. This is why
many Notaires, even English-speaking ones, prefer to have someone like me at the
meeting to help the communication along.
What if you have an English-speaking estate agent? Can’t you trust him to be impartial?
Ask yourself if you would do so in the UK.
However pleasant and helpful, his or her first interest is to make the sale and although
you pay his fee, remember he or she was appointed by the Vendor. You can always
sue him if he gives you wrong information, but only if he has put it in writing.
There is no substitute for having someone there who can interpret for you, make sure
you know what is going on, ask the questions you want answers to, make sure you get
the explanations they may well otherwise just write into the document that they have
told you about.
Tarifs for Notaire sessions depend on the distance from my base in Videix , starting
from only 50 euros for an hour’s session at notaires in the 87600, 87200 or 16150
Please feel free to ask for an estimate before you engage me.