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Notaire charges €120 to agive house estimation

Posted by frankie faen-443955 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

No I know they don't all charge but there is no hard and fast rules that state notaries can only charge for legal documents, some even have a separate little office solely dealing with house sales which is not usually run by the notaire but by someone with estate agency experience.

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Posted by frankie faen-443955 - 3 years ago

Its basically the fact that i sold property in lorient in the year 2010 and went through several notaires who did not charge me for an estimation....anyway,have since found out that all notaires do not charge for an estimate.

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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

No I suppose you are correct but you where making out that the notaire in question was either taking the Micky or attempting to rip you off, which normally I would feel was having a winge, you did have the choice to pay or walk away and go somewhere else.

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Posted by frankie faen-443955 - 3 years ago

Hi folks! Does anyone else interpret my posting as "whinging"? According to geegee42 that is his interpretation.

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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

Always amazes me how people will happily pay a plumber a couple of hundred to change a ball valve yet winge when someone else wants to make a living, used to happen loads of times back in the  UK, people would get you round for a devi then start with the what would you do here and how easy is it to do it, where would you get stuff, then you spend time doing the price and never hear anything else because they do it themselves, although one time I did have a chap who got me to quote and quizzed me about hanging a dozen doors, didn't hear anymore till one day he rang and said he had doors and could I fit them, he had had a go mucked up every door and I ended up hanging him a dozen new ones.

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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

Kenova If you go into any notaires office you will see a list of charges displayed for all sorts of things from setting up a company to house sales.If the OP said to the notaire" I want to put my house on the marker will you sell it for me" that is different to saying "Can you value my house".In the first instance the notaire will receive remuneration in the second he will not but is being being asked to provide a professional opinion which he would charge for.

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Posted by Kenova - 3 years ago

Absolutely not, I never heard of that before, and I've just sold 2 houses, soon to be 3! Estate agencies and notaires come and give a price idea, but none of them had the idea of charging us for that!

Especially notaires who are not supposed to charge you anything unless it's to provide a legal document!

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Posted by orme2 - 3 years ago

If we are discussing the free market economy, so beloved of 'anglo-saxons', then the notaire is just doing that, isn't he?  Using the free market economy to set his price which you can either accept or not.

 

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Posted by Reveuse-918439 - 3 years ago

I agree with the previous poster, I''m struggling to see an issue here. The OP says his fee is 120€. If the OP doesn't want to pay 120€, the obvious solution is not to go ahead. I cannot see that whether frankie sells his or her house or not, or whether (s)he gets it valued through that particular notaire or not, is going to make one bean of difference to the French economy, it's not as if there is a shortage of houses up for sale. The only people concerned are Frankie and the notaire, and the notaire obviously isn't keen to waste his time doing professional valuations as a favour to people he doesn't know, for these people to then advertise the house through leboncoin, legs et al. Can't say I blame him.

 

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Posted by Dibbyspot - 3 years ago

It all depends how the Notaire was asked and what they were asked for. In most cases the valuation is based on the m2 and this can be found from various websites to give an idea on value.

People will seldom do anything for nothing and thisis evidenced here. Agents may offer a valuation but will charge much more than the €120 of the Notaire so it is a relatively simple choice.

As to the economies of France and Spain this is interesting.  Spain was in as bad a case as France but benefitted from a Government that was prepared to take action. Hollande as a "dyed in the wool" socialist lacked a plan or backbone to make the required changes even if he grasped them to the dispair of many in France.