French Notariat news

18/06/2018 Le Club du Droit sur BFM Business

Chaque semaine, les notaires de France partagent leurs conseils sur BFM Business.

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11/06/2018 RGPD pour les entreprises : comment s'y conformer ?

Depuis le 25 mai 2018, tous les acteurs proposant des biens ou services sur le marché européen doivent respecter une nouvelle législation plus protectrice sur la protection des données. Un défi pour les entreprises, une avancée pour les particuliers. Toutes les informations dans La lettre Conseils des notaires.

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11/06/2018 Un notaire vous répond en direct sur RMC !

Chaque vendredi à 14h45, les notaires de France vous conseillent dans l'émission Radio Brunet.

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06/06/2018 Conseil du coin : rencontrez un notaire au café !

Tous les 1er samedi du mois, les notaires du Conseil du Coin vous offrent des conseils juridiques dans plusieurs cafés en France.

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30/05/2018 Rapport annuel 2017

" Vivre et innover ensemble " : le rapport des notaires de France 2017 retrace toutes les missions et les activités des notaires de France. De plus, il indique les chiffres clefs et les temps forts de la profession notariale en 2017.

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29/05/2018 Don aux associations : quelle fiscalité ? comment léguer ?

La lettre des notaires de France de mai 2018 vous informe sur la fiscalité des dons aux organismes d’utilités publiques. Quels sont les impacts avec le prélèvement à la source ou bien avec l’impôt sur la fortune immobilière ? De plus, elle vous conseille sur la meilleure façon pour léguer à une association.

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28/05/2018 114e Congrès des notaires de France

Du 27 au 30 mai, le 114ème Congrès des notaires de France se tiendra au Palais des Festival à Cannes.

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24/05/2018 La lettre des notaires de France dans le monde / Mai 2018

L'action internationale du notariat français de mars à mai 2018 vous est présentée dans La lettre des notaires de France dans le­ monde.

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24/05/2018 Couple : Bien préparer son Pacs

Depuis le 1er novembre 2017, l’enregistrement des Pacs s’effectue en mairie et non plus au tribunal d’instance. Bien sûr, la possibilité de signer sa convention chez son notaire est maintenue. Toutes les informations dans la lettre Conseils des notaires de mai 2018.

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17/05/2018 Lancement du site "Actes authentiques en Europe"

Les Notaires d’Europe ouvrent aujourd’hui un nouveau site web d’information "Actes authentiques en Europe", destiné au grand public.

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Buying property Guide

Buying property is often akin ti clearing an obstacle course.What precautions should I take?

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Selling property Guide

What documents should I provide?As soon I reach an agreement with the buyer, I give the notary documents pertaining to my personal situation...

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Estate settlement

One of your relatives has just died.Who inherits? In what proportion? At what cost? You notary is at your service to help you and assist you in any formalities required to seettle the estate...

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Pratice Areas of the Notaire

Role and Pratice Areas of the Notary

A Notaire is a legal specialist with a public authority mission who draws up authenticated contracts on behalf of his clients. He is self-employed.

  • Notaire - a public o­fficer 

A Notaire is a public officer who operates in every area of law including family, property inheritance, asset, company law, countryside law, local authorities, etc.

He acts on behalf of the State and is appointed by the Minister of Justice, and the fact that an instrument is drawn up by a Notaire is a guarantee of its legality and authenticity. All this means that the Notaires are vested with prerogatives of official authority which they receive from the State.
Under the terms of Article 1 of the Order dated 2 November 1945 regarding the status of Notaires, "Notaires are public officers authorised to record any instrument or contract the parties to which are obliged, or may wish, to invest with the type of authenticity associated with public authority instruments".

  • Notaire - a professional for authenticating instruments

The Notaire is empowered to authenticate instruments by affixing his seal and signature. By so doing he officially witnesses the wishes expressed by the signatories and gives hispersonal guarantee regarding the content and date of the instrument. Such instruments then have the legal status of a final judgment. As such, the Notaire is an amicable judge and dispensers of out-of-court justice.

  • Notaire - a self-employed professional

Although he has a public authority, the Notaire operates on a self-employed basis and is responsible for his own office, thereby providing a modern type of public service that costs nothing to the State. He isa self-employed professional who is paid by his clients (and not the taxpayers) on the basis of a rate fixed by the State for the services he provides.
See the page dedicated to the notaire's fee.

  • Notaire - a professional present throughout the country

The Notaire is present throughout the country according to a zoning system worked out by the Minister of Justice to best serve the needs of the population. The Notaire is therefore able to provide a locally-accessible public service focused on legal matters. His office is not subject to "numerus clausus" restrictions which would limit the number of notaires operating at any one time. Instead they are subject to a zoning system which ensures in order to cater to the needs of the population in any given area.
Consult the last figures of the profession.

The location of Civil Law Notary offices is reviewed on an ongoing basis under the supervision of the Central Administration of the Ministry of Justice, known as the chancellerie.

This location review has three objectives:

  • to maintain a locally-accessible public service focused on legal matters,
  • to take account of geographical and population change,
  • to oversee the financial conditions under which the profession is carried out with a view to ensuring quality of service.