Thank you for your response.
The HKMA laws do not mandate the contract be signed at the lawyer's office or the bank, but if the contract has to be notarized it must be signed in the presence of the notary and if the attorney or bank employee
is the notary, then that is where the contracts are signed.
As the seller, you can demand that the contract get signed in your own lawyer's office so that your lawyer is there to protect you from the buyer trying to get you to release documents you do not want to release.
If the contract must be notarized, then it has to be signed in front of the notary wherever they agree to notarize the contract (be that the attorney or the bank officer who is a notary).
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