Roche & Cie

Notaries: Operation Transparency

26 Jun 2017

After many years of negotiations, from 1 July, notaries will have to make their data available to the public.

As from 1 July, anyone wishing to do so will have access to the latest real estate transactions in his neighborhood. This information, which until now was confidential, will be made available directly by the notaries. A decree published at the end of the year compels the profession to make their data public.

All you need to do is go to and fill in the details of the property you wish to sell or buy, a search engine will then list the 20 references closest to your criteria, with prices To which the property was sold. Only the most recent transactions, that is to say concluded during the quarter preceding your search, will be retained.

Since 1 May, individuals can theoretically already access data about sales in their neighborhoods via the Patrim simulator set up by the tax authorities. However, access to this service is limited to 50 consultations every three months. And the database still seems not well informed.

Cabinet Roche & Cie, Chartered Accountant in France
Specialised in Real Estate and Non-residents’ taxation