How to set up a company? What type best suits your needs and goals? It is advisable to contact a notary early in the piece to plan for the smooth setting up and operation of a company. Read this section to learn more.

Real Estate

Buying a home is certainly one of the most important economic operations in a person's life and the notary by law protects both buyer and seller. Visit this section to find out what steps need to be taken before signing the contract so as to purchase the property in total safety.


Family and kinship; gifts and inheritance; how to protect oneself in the event of cohabitation or change the property regime of one's marriage. Learn everything you need to know here and find how a notary can help you.

Fiscal implications

Conveyances for consideration subject to proportional registration duty are taxed at the following rates: 

  • 9% for the purchase of property without preferential treatment;
  • 2% for the purchase of property benefiting from “first home” assistance;
  • 15% for the purchase of agricultural land by persons who are not farmers or  professional agricultural operators registered with the relevant pension and welfare funds.

Parliament has however set a minimum of €1,000 if the calculation at the rates mentioned above is less than such minimum.  Mortgage and cadastral taxes are due in the amount of €50 each.  Where the transaction requires a non-proportional but fixed registration tax to be applied, the amount is set at €200.