Handy Definitions

Notar & Beurkundung

(Notary & Notarization)

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.


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