REAL ESTATE : How to find my notary in Paris ? by Nathalie Molho
How do notaries help you buying properties in France ?
Some of the services offered by the Paris Chamber
an ADVANCED USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGIES helps a lot despite a long term schedule
Notre Dame and its reflect credit photo Nathalie Molho
Notaries have been in a lead position in this area for
several years. Here are some examples of their achievements:
Electronic authentic deeds
Since the law of 19 March 2000, authentic deeds can legally be created
electronically and carry the same weight as a deed on paper. Almost all l
notaries in France can now issue authentic deeds electronically, using an
electronic exchange platform, a signature and a storage center, which meet the
highest standards of security and reliability set by the State. In this way,
someone selling an apartment in Nice can sign a deed online with his/her notary
in Paris, whilst the buyer does the same with his notary in Marseille.
Notaries now make most of their payments by electronic transfer and have
access to both civil status registries and real estate data files, to which
they directly forward data related to a sale. The service is both highly secure
and fast. The Paris Chamber offers its clients online viewing
services of their accounts with the notaries.
For several years now, the Paris notaries have made available a secure online
workspace to clients who request this service. This makes it possible to hold
documentation relating to a matter centrally, and exchange information or draft
deeds in complete confidentiality. The Paris Notaries can also manage
invitations to tender and electronic data rooms enabling the provision of
online documentation for the most complex real estate transactions.
The electronic safe
This allows electronic client data to be safeguarded for around ten years
and provides a legal date for their deposit, while at the same time
guaranteeing the integrity of the contents of the data stored. Some data files
can relate to hundreds of thousands of documents.