Definition : Notary

A professional , member of the “Chambre des notaires du Québec” (Québec Chamber of Notaries), that a person may consult to obtain legal advice. He is also a public officer. As such, the notary has without limitation the mission of executing deeds to which the parties wish or are required to endow with authenticity (such as  a declaration of co-ownership).

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Me Marie-Claude Leblanc, associate notary

Since 1992, Me Marie-Claude Leblanc, a highly experienced notary, has distinguished herself for her excellence in the specific fields of real estate and co-ownership law, where she has brought notably extensive and in-depth expertise to her professional practice. Her adeptness at addressing the intricate details of legal documentation and transactional…...

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Updating declaration of co-ownership

The interpretation of a declaration of co-ownership during a general meeting of the co-owners is sometimes problematic. If, moreover, it has been published before the coming into force of the Civil Code of Québec, in 1994, things can get dicey. In order to avoid potential conflicts between co-owners, caused by…...



Missing Parking: A Real Estate Broker and a Notary Held Responsible

December 17, 2023 — In a judgment of the Court of Québec, the Honourable Louise Lévesque recalled the respective duties of a real estate broker and a notary during a transaction involving parking spaces in a divided co-ownership. First of all, it should be remembered that the legal status of…...

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The notary is a jurist with the task of public officer, who ascertains the free and informed consent of the parties. The notary also has the role of legal adviser. It therefore protects consent. The intervention of the notary is very important when purchasing an apartment in a divided co-ownership.…...



Deed of sale

The purchase of your apartment ends with the signing of the deed of sale. As soon as all the conditions for closing the sale are met, the seller must transfer ownership to you, subject to consideration. This is where the notary comes in. His work is extremely important, as it…...



Buyer's Guide: What You Need to Know So You Don't Delay the Transaction

October 21, 2023- Buying or selling a condo requires a lot of planning. The dates of signing the transaction and taking possession are an integral part of it. Indeed, a delay in the scheduled date has logistical and monetary implications that can be significant for both buyers and sellers....



Achat en copropriété : la transaction notariale expliquée

L'Association professionnelle des courtiers immobiliers du Québec publiait en octobre 2021 des données indiquant une hausse significative du nombre de ventes de copropriétés (+ 13%) ainsi que du prix médian (+ 21%) par rapport à 2020 dans la province de Québec. Cette frénésie immobilière apportait ainsi son lot de défis pour les potentiels…...



Making down payments with the preliminary contract

Building a condominium requires major investments on the part of a developer. This is the reason why a down payment will be required upon signing the preliminary contract for the desired condo unit. The Civil Code of Quebec provides that “any amount paid on the occasion of a promise of sale is…...

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Notary: who chooses him?

Question: Am I obliged to use the services of the notary appointed by the developer when I am the one who pays for it? What are the rules that apply in this area: who chooses the notary instrumenting the sale? Is it the seller? Is it the buyer? Do we…...