Could you please post your source that show notaires fees are 150% of what the agents fees are.Le Démerdeur wrote: ↑Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:49 amIt wont happen Mysty because I am not daft enough to go down that route and as much as I dislike anyone calling themselves an agent or whatever they dress it up as I am also old fashioned enough to honour a contract & believe that someone is entitled to their commission even if a buyer appears the next day that had already seen and made an offer on the property.
I think you are right though, the French law & the agreements probably have both parties liable & so they should be, if they do a backhand deal then they are both culpable. Knowing France if they cant get the money from one party, the non resident one they will get it from the other.
Notaires fees are 150% of what the agents fees are, you wait till the government puts a malus tax on older non energy efficient houses!
There is no connection between them.