The notaire is a legal professional with a public authority mission. As independent professional, he prepares contracts in authentic form.
He advises his clients and has the monopoly in matters relating to purchases, sales, exchanges, mortgages etc.
He can form companies, organise the selling of businesses and prepare commercial leases.
You are free to choose your own notaire. If the buyer or seller has already chosen his notaire, you may decide for a number of reasons to designate your own.