Sale of an apartment through a notary - examination of the authority of a specialist
Continuation. Beginning: Part 3. Saga of choosing an apartment 3. A deal for the sale of an apartment or how to handle money correctly?
So, you for a long time( or never) did not come across notaries and for the first time got to the notary's office. First of all, ask to show you the license and the passport of the notary .A license for the right to notarial activity is issued only to persons with a legal education, with a certain length of practice, who passed a special examination. Obtaining a license is accompanied by an order of the Department of Justice for the district in which the notary operates.
You can act differently - call the Notary Chamber( of which each notary must be a member) or the territorial body of justice and clarify whether such a notary works at such and such an address. And it is better to combine both actions, then the notary services when buying an apartment will be provided at the proper level.
Buying an apartment through a notary - the rights and capabilities of
Since far 1933, except for state , in our country there are private notary offices .And at present the share of the latter is about 90%.The rights( and responsibilities) of both categories of these workers are exactly the same and cover the entire range of services provided by law. The refusal of the notary to perform the actions provided by law can be appealed in court.
However, we do not recommend resorting to such serious measures. As in any other activity, a notary may specialize in resolving certain issues. And if he refuses to earn money, do not insist. After all, it is important for you to find a specialist who is thoroughly versed in the legal aspect of real estate transactions. Moreover, it is better to clarify the specialization of a notary before you begin to state your problem.
Notary services are paid in private and public notary offices. The price dispersion can be very significant, and not always a higher price guarantees the high quality of the issued documents and the level of service. In the state tariff the tariffs are legalized. They can be, as above, and below the corresponding prices from various "private traders".
Due to the higher loading of state notaries, in a private office you will usually find faster and more comfortable service. However, in the first case it is almost impossible to fall into the clutches of swindlers. At the same time it turns out that in some regions of the Russian Federation there are no state notaries at all!
Notarial services for the sale of apartments - a private specialist's check
Having chosen not the most highly paid specialist, you can apply to several other notary offices with the question of what you were advised to purchase an apartment through a notary with a certain( FIO) specialist, butsomething is bothering you. For example, the low price of its services or its office. All notaries of every city, even a large one, are aware of everything that concerns their colleagues.
To ask such a question is better not to the notary himself, but to one of his assistants. Despite the corporatism, in some offices you will get the information you are interested in. Summarizing them and "dividing by 16", you will be able to decide. You can talk with the visitors waiting for their turn( if at the time of your visit there are any).
Notary services when buying an apartment - external and current signs of service quality
To external signs of "quality" I will take the office of the notary. Experienced and competent specialist will have time before your arrival to get a presentable room in the city center or on the "passing" street with a beautiful sign and quality repairs, solid furniture and necessary office equipment. Equally important is the availability of competent assistants, in this case, the sale of an apartment through a notary will be under reliable legal protection.
If you are offered to make a deal in an inexpensive hotel room or a closet on the outskirts - do not try fate. You can, of course, apply to the Notary Chamber or the territorial body of justice, but is it worth it to lose your time?
Do you remember what was written above about scammers prone to theatricality? Therefore, pay attention to the fact that the documents are made out on the forms of strict reporting with a hologram. On these forms should initially be a series and number of the forms themselves. In addition, after registration, you complete the full name of the notary, put his signature, stamped seal, the document receives a registry registration number. A corresponding entry is made in the registration book, and you sign it.
Much can be understood after a preliminary conversation with a notary. After all, it is an element of the law enforcement system and it is simply obliged to warn you about possible "out of time".Ask the notary about the future transaction. Ask to highlight the difficult moments, features that have a contract of sale of an apartment, a professional notary will not get confused in the answers.
Even if you are not a great expert in law, most likely you will be able to distinguish a professional from a superficial starter. Moreover, if he talks with you will end up with general phrases. And you can judge about the interlocutor-notary public on the issues that he will ask you.