German Mortgage Glossary

Notary & Notarization

(Notar & Beurkundung)

Since in Germany only notarized purchase contracts for real estate or land are legally binding, a notary is needed. The notary in Germany requires all documents to be in German, hence you will be required to be present with a German speaking representative, and their identity will be recorded as a witness.The notary serves as a neutral intermediary between the contracting parties, certifies the purchase contract of the property and arranges the request for the land charge at the land registry.