I am looking at buying a property that is being sold through the local notaire’s office. They have told me my offer is acceptable, and quoted me a lump sum on top which covers everything including their commission as an agent. It is not itemised.
I have reservations about the potential conflict of interest where the notaire is also the agent.
Also some local residents have advised me that they would not choose the local notaire.
So does anyone have experience of telling the notaire that they are happy to pay them in their capacity as the agent - which is about 4% - but that they are appointing another notaire to carry out the official process of completing the sale?
Or will this go down like a lead balloon and possibly stop the potential sale? It shouldn’t, but …