The most frequently asked
Is it a requirement to go to the vendor’s notary to sign the definitive deed of purchase?
No, it is not a requirement. There are two possible alternatives:
In the case of a purchase off plan (or VEFA), you can sign in front of a notary of your choice an authority to complete the purchase. On receipt of this document, the signed draft deed and the funds, the vendor’s (developer’s) notary will act for you in the purchase.
In the case of the sale of a completed property, the vendor’s notary can act alone in your purchase. They will send you a private agreement to be returned to them signed with the signed draft deed and the funds, on receipt of which, the vendor’s notary will be able to act for you in the purchase.