What is a Notary?

In France, the notary is the person who mitigates the performance, lowers the risk of the French property or leaseback sale by drafting the pre-sale agreement or “Compromis de Vente,” and finds any faulty errors within the sale itself. Usually there is only one notary between both the buying and selling parties; however, if the buyer should request his or her own notary, this is also possible.