French Notariat news

17/04/2018 Le Club du Droit sur BFM Business

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

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16/04/2018 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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13/04/2018 Assurance-vie : Comprendre la nouvelle fiscalité des rachats

La loi de finances pour 2018 instaure une refonte de la fiscalité des rachats effectués sur les contrats d’assurance-vie et de capitalisation avec la création d’un prélèvement forfaitaire unique : Toutes les informations dans la lettre Conseils des notaires d'avril 2018.

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09/04/2018 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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05/04/2018 Salon des seniors 2018 : rencontrez les notaires !

Du 5 au 7 avril 2018, consultez gratuitement les notaires au salon des seniors.

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29/03/2018 La lettre des notaires de France dans le monde / Mars 2018

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

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23/03/2018 Bail d’habitation : à savoir avant de signer !

Vous mettez en location un logement, meublé ou vide ? Que vous optiez pour un bail sous seing privé ou notarié, vos obligations sont nombreuses !

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08/03/2018 Prélèvement à la source en 2019 : Quel impact sur vos dépenses en 2018 ?

A compter de janvier 2019, l'impôt sera prélevé directement sur le salaire. Comment seront prises en comptes les dépenses effectuées en 2018 ? Toutes les réponses dans la lettre Conseils des notaires de février 2018.

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02/03/2018 Femmes du droit, droits des femmes

Le Conseil supérieur du notariat s’est engagé à promouvoir l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes dans le plan managérial 2017 du notariat. A l'occasion de la journée internationale des femmes, une conférence-débat destinée à maintenir la progression de l'égalité hommes et femmes dans la profession notariale est organisée le 8 mars prochain.

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28/02/2018 Succession Hallyday : les notaires en direct sur RMC !

Ce vendredi à 14h05, les notaires de France participent à une émission spéciale Johnny Hallyday dans Radio Brunet.

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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.