Notaires in France are the legal representatives for conveyancing.
They are the only people currently authorised to handle the legal aspects of the purchase and sale of property in France and to register the title of ownership of your new build property. French Notaires work independently and act on behalf of both the buyer and the vendor.
As a government representative, the Notaire’s role is to ensure that the searches on the land are carried out, the title deed and French mortgage (if applicable) are correctly registered and that the appropriate taxes are collected on behalf of the French government.
The legal procedure for buying off plan property is much simplified in comparison to buying an older property and this is reflected in the low fees charged. (2.5% to 4% of the purchase price). The fees are payable by the purchaser.
To calculate the fees on your purchase please click here to follow a free fees calculator (In French)
For all of our sales we use the services of Maitre Clément JACQUIER at the ‘Office Notarial’ (Notaires office) in Saint Jean d’Aulps. He has the advantage of being bi-lingual and has a thorough knowledge of all our projects.
For further details please contact him directly:-
Maitre Clément JACQUIER
Tel: +33 (0)450 748 484
Fax: +33 (0)450 748 525
74430 Saint Jean d’Aulps
Although it is not necessary for purchasers to appoint an independent party, some buyers choose to instruct, at their own cost, a UK based solicitor. The services of a UK based Notary Public are however required when signing the Deed is by Power of Attorney when the purchasers are unable to travel to France.