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Good EveningPlease could confirm or otherwise who pays

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Good Evening

Please could confirm or otherwise who pays the all inclusive fees of the notaire in respect of the sale of a property in France.

Also, am I correct in saying that for the purchase of a property at a value of Euros 6000 ( six thousand euros ) the all inclusive fees of the notaire are Euros 249.84 plus TVA.

Many thanks

J Henderson
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: French Law
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Surely you must know that I have not yet received an answer to my question. How long do I have to wait for a response.


What a stupid question to ask - do I want to continue waiting or would I like you to close the question. Of course I wish to continue waiting as I have paid Euros 46.





J Henderson



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Expert:  TKenney, Ph.D. replied 3 years ago.
The price of property and the Notaire's fees are the responsibility of the buyer. However, condominium fees and property taxes are often shared by both parties.

Notaire's fees are between 8 % and 10% of the value of the property. Your estimation of 249 euros may be too low.

In the pre-sales agreement ("promesse de vente") that you may have signed, the Notaire will ask for an advance sum of money representing generally 5 to 10% of the price of the property. At the time of signature, the buyer must pay the balance of the price, plus the Notaire's fees.

Also, concerning the Notaire's fees, be aware that the amount paid on the day of the final signature is in fact an estimate. A few months after the acquisition, a detailed statement will be sent, together with the reimbursement of the difference between the amount already paid and the actual cost of Notaire's fees.