Prices charged by notaries

The price of the services provided by notaries is governed by legal and regulatory provisions. Indeed, the prices charged by notaries cover two categories:

  1. Regulated billing : (art. 444-1 al.1 c.com)

Our billing is regulated and much of our business is subject to a tariff.

  1. Fees: (art. 444-1 al.3 c.com)

For activities that are not subject to a tariff, we will propose you a fee agreement before the opening of your dossier, in conformity with Article L 444-1 of the French Commercial Code. This agreement will frame the terms of our intervention and may, depending on the case, envisage a lump sum or a time-based remuneration. It will also specify the exact scope our mission.

Information appointments

In the tradition of our profession, we make a point that the first meeting – which aims at framing your needs and lasts about an hour – is never charged, even if it does not lead to any deed or written consultation.

However, written consultations that are separable from an operation will be billed based on an hourly rate of 180€ (tax excl. – i.e. 216€ tax incl.).

Advices you are supplied throughout an on-going operation and that are not disconnectable from it are included in the price. This is the case, for instance, for suggestions to change this or that clause, to set a particular deadline for a sale agreement, or cautions against disadvantages or risks of a situation or a choice.

Written consultations

On the other hand, written consultations that are detachable from an operation will be invoiced on the basis of an hourly rate of €300 excluding VAT (€360 including VAT). This would be the case for an analysis that would be carried out to determine, for example, whether it would be appropriate to adjust your matrimonial regime or to set up a company in connection with a project.

Reference texts :

Corporate Commercial Law

Prices listed below are indicative. They will be specified in the fee agreement, based on the exact scope of the mission and the specifics of your project.

I. Drafting of the initial lease and its renewals
  1. Determination of the fee
  • Principle: a month’s rent (tax excl.)
  • Floor price: 600€ (tax excl. – i.e. 720€ tax incl.)
  • Fees are collected at the signing of the deed
II. Elements included in the service
  1. Drafting of the commercial lease
  • A preliminary appointment for collecting the elements (if possible with all interested parties)
  • Analysis of these elements
  • Checking the civil status of the landlord and tenant
  • Verification of status application conditions
  • Sending a draft deed
  • Signature meeting
  1. Subsequent formalities
  • Registration of the lease at the competent registration office
  • Issuance of an enforceable copy to the landlord
  • Preservation of deeds for 75 years
III. Additional services at the client’s request (upon estimate)
  • Visit and description of the leased premises
  • Audit of the legal situation of the property with regard to the activity envisaged by the lessee
  • Negotiation with the parties on the various clauses to be inserted in the lease
  • Negotiation with the parties with a view to setting a new rent
  • Setting up with the bailiff of the notifications provided for by the statute (leave, offer and request for renewal etc…)
I. Writing of the transfer deed
  1. Determination of the fee
  • Principle:fees according to the amount of the transfer price
  • Floor price:4 000 € tax excl. (4 800 € tax incl.)
Portion of the sale price Application rate
From 0 € to 100 000 € : 5 %
From 100 001 € to 300 000 € 3 %
From 300 001 € to 600 000 € 2,5 %
From 600 001 € to 900 000 € 2 %
Beyond 900 000 € 1,5 %

Prix de cession

100 000 €

Honoraires H.T.*

5 000 €
* Excluding taxes, registration fees and charges

Fees are collected as follows:

  • Half on the day of the pre-contract
  • The remainder at the time of the final act
II. Eléments included in the service 
  1. Drafting of the promise and the transfer deed
  • Preliminary appointment for collecting the elements
  • Analysis of contracts and documents
  • Verification of the legal situation of the assignor and assignee (registration with the RCS, BODACC, collective proceedings, URSAFF)
  • Analysis of current contracts (employment contracts, supply contracts, rental contracts)
  • Application for approval or authorisation (lessor, head of distribution network)
  • Liquidation and payment of transfer duties owed by the transferee
  • Sending of the draft deed
  1. Subsequent formalities 
  • Publication in a newspaper of legal announcements in the fortnight of the sale
  • Notification of the assignment to the tax authorities within 45 days of the assignment
  • Informing the transferor’s accountant for the preparation of the profit statement
  • Registration/modification with the RCS
  • Receivership mission
  • Retention of the deed for 75 years
III. Additional services at the hourly rate for written consultations: 300 € excl. tax (360 € incl. VAT)
  • Amendment of the articles of association before or after the transfer
  • Drafting of a guarantee of liabilities (legal research, clarification meetings, meeting with the chartered accountant and/or tax lawyer)
  • Drafting of a partnership agreement
1. Writing of the transfer deed
  1. Determination of the fee
  • Principle:fees according to the amount of the transfer price
  • Floor price:4 000 € tax excl. (4 800 € tax incl.)
Portion of the sale price Application rate
From 0 € to 100 000 € : 5 %
From 100 001 € to 300 000 € 3 %
From 300 001 € to 600 000 € 2,5 %
From 600 001 € to 900 000 € 2 %
Beyond 900 000 € 1,5 %

Prix de cession

100 000 €

Honoraires H.T.*

5 000 €
* Excluding taxes, registration fees and charges

Fees are collected as follows:

  • Half on the day of the pre-contract
  • The remainder at the time of the final act
2. Elements included in the service
  1. Drafting of the promise and the transfer deed
  • Preliminary appointment for collecting the elements
  • Drafting of the collective deliberations necessary for the assignment
  • Analysis of contracts and documents
  • Verification of the legal situation of the assignor and assignee (registration with the RCS, BODACC, collective proceedings, URSAFF)
  • Analysis of current contracts (employment contracts, supply contracts, rental contracts)
  • Analysis of the mortgage situation of the buildings, if applicable
  • Liquidation and payment of transfer duties owed by the assignee
  • Sending of the draft deed
  1. Subsequent formalities 
  • Publication in a newspaper of legal announcements in the fortnight of the sale
  • Publication of the deed in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS)
  • Retention of the deed for 75 years
III. Additional services at the hourly rate for written consultations: 300 € excl. tax (360 € incl. VAT)
  • Amendment of the articles of association before or after the transfer
  • Drafting of a guarantee of liabilities (legal research, clarification meetings, meeting with the chartered accountant and/or tax lawyer)
  • Drafting of a partnership agreement
I. Drafting of the initial lease and its renewals :
  1. Determination of the fee
  • Principle: one month’s rent (excl. VAT)
  • Floor fee: 600€ excl. tax (720€ incl. VAT)
  • Fees are collected as follows: Half on the day of the pre-contract
  • The balance at the time of the signature of the final deed
II. Elements proposed in the service
  1. Drafting of the deed of lease management
  • Appointment for information and explanation
  • Collection and analysis of documents and contracts transmitted by the parties
  • Verification of the civil status of the landlord and tenant manager
  • Verification of the conditions of application of the status
  • Sending a draft deed
  • Signature meeting
  1. Subsequent formalities
  • Registration of the lease at the competent registration office
  • Publication in a newspaper of legal announcements of the leasing management
  • Registration/amendment in the Trade and Companies Register(RCS)
  • Retention of the deed for 75 years
III. Additional services at the request of the customer (on estimate)
  • Visit of the premises with the client
  • Negotiation with the parties on the terms of the lease
  • Negotiation with the parties with a view to setting a new rent
I. Drafting of association statutes for civil or commercial companies (SCI, SARL, SAS)
  1. Determination of the fee
  • Between 1600 € and 2000 € (excl. tax) depending on the exact mission entrusted to us
  • Fees are collected as follows: At the latest when the statutes are signed
II. Elements proposed in the service 
  1. Drafting of company statutes
  • Appointments for information and explanations
  • Collection and analysis of the documents transmitted by the parties
  • Verification of the legal situation of the assignor and assignee (registration with the RCS, BODACC, collective proceedings)
  • Proposal of specific clauses with regard to the project of the future partners
  • Sending the draft deed
  1. Subsequent formalities 
  • Publication in a newspaper of legal announcements in the event of a change of manager
  • Registration of the company in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS)
  • Retention of status for 75 years
III. Services at the hourly rate for written consultations: 300 excl. VAT (360 € incl. VAT)
  • Drafting of a partnership agreement with the drafting of complex clauses (non-exhaustive list) :
  • Squeeze-out or exclusion clause
  • Joint Exit Clause
  • Non-dilution clause
  • Pre-emption clause
  • Clause relating to the dismemberment of property
IV. Additional lump-sum services at the customer’s request
  • Declaration of beneficial owners: €150 excl. tax (€180 incl. VAT)/beneficiary
  • Verification of denomination anteriority with the INPI: 300 HT (360 € TTC)
  • Issuance of the deposit certificate of the share capital: 150 excl. tax (180 incl. VAT)
I. Capital increase and reduction in cash of a civil or commercial company (SCI, SARL, SAS etc…)
  1. Determination of the fee
  • 4000 € excl. VAT (4 800 € incl. VAT)
  • Fees are collected as follows: on the day of signature of the fee agreement
II. Elements proposed in the service 
  1. Increase and reduction of share capital in cash
  • Collection and analysis of documents transmitted by the parties
  • Verification of the legal situation of the company (registration with the RCS, BODACC, collective proceedings)
  • Drafting of the extraordinary minutes necessary for the operation
  • Recording of the minutes in the recording department
  • Publication of a notice in a newspaper of legal notices
  • Submission of the file to the RCS
III. Additional lump-sum services at the customer’s request
  • Issuance of a certificate of deposit for the cash contribution: €150 excl. VAT (€180 incl. VAT)
  • Drafting and delivery of the share subscription form: 150 € excl. VAT(180 € incl. VAT)
  • Opposition management
  • Negotiation with creditors in case of opposition
IV. Capital increase and reduction in kind (on request)
I. Dissolution of a civil or commercial company (SCI, SARL, SAS etc…)
  1. Determination of the fee
  • 2000 € excl.VAT (2 400 € incl. VAT)
  • Fees are collected as follows: on the day of signature of the fee agreement
II. Elements proposed in the service
  1. Company dissolution
  • Collection and analysis of the documents transmitted by the parties
  • Verification of the legal situation of the company (registration with the RCS, BODACC, collective proceedings)
  • Drafting of the minutes pronouncing the dissolution of the company
  • Appointment of liquidator(s)
  • Publication of the dissolution decision in a newspaper of legal announcements
  • Submission of the file to the RCS
  1. Liquidation and closing operations
  • Publication of the closing notice in a newspaper of legal announcements
  • Submission of the file to the RCS
  • Removal of the company from the RCS
III. Additional services to the hourly rate for written consultations
  • Drafting of the liquidator’s mission report
  • Drafting of the notice of closure of liquidation by the liquidator
IV. Dissolution with allocation of movable and/or immovable assets (on estimate)
I. Type of contract (non-exhaustive list)
  • Franchise
  • Selective distribution
  • Exclusive sourcing
  • Business contributor contract
  1. Determination of the fee
  • Services at the hourly rate of written consultations : 300 HT (360 TTC) : on estimate
  • Fees are collected as follows: At the latest upon signature of the fee agreement
II. Elements proposed in the service
  1. Contracts analysis 
    • Analysis of contract clauses
    • Proposals for modifications or new clauses in mark-up on the transmitted word document
    • Phone appointment with the customer for a tune-up.

Tax declarations

We can assist you with your tax declarations:

  • IRPP : hourly rate for written consultations
  • ISF : hourly rate for written consultations within the first year, then annual update fee to be agreed upon
  • Declaration of existence 990 CGI : 153€ excl. tax (183,30€ incl. tax)

Other services

  • Request for “ALUR” parts for the preparation of the promise to sell: rule of co-ownership, amendments, PV AG, pre-statement dated trustee, maintenance book => 150 € inc. VAT (180 excl. VAT)
  • By mailpost : 150 € excl.tax (180 € incl. tax)
  • Emergency procedure : transfer from GMH to the Versailles Court of Appeal within 24 hours: 350 € excl. tax (420 € incl. tax)
  • Drawing up of the promise to sell + appointment reception =>400 € incl. tax  (333,34 € excl. tax)
  • Setting up a power of attorney => 83 € excl. tax (100 € incl.tax) par procuration
  • Drawing up of power of attorney + representation of the client at the deed of sale =>On request
  • Drawing up an amendment to the promise of sale or other ancillary agreement => 125 € excl. tax (150 € incl. tax)
  • Analysis of a lease and drafting of a possible amendment to it =>208 € excl. tax (250 € incl. tax)
  • Request for an early repayment statement (loan other than mortgage) =>50 € excl. tax (60 € incl. tax)
  • Non-mortgage loan repayment =>50 € excl. tax (60 € incl. tax)
  • At the office: 200 € excl. tax (240 € incl. tax) per signature and per document
  • Outside uppon appointment (departments 75 and 92) : 250 € excl. tax (300 € incl. tax) per signature and per document
  • Outside in emergency during the day (departments 75 and 92): 350 € excl. tax (420 € incl. tax) per signature and per document
  • 1000 € excl. tax (1200 € incl. tax) per social mandate

Drawing up tax returns

1- IRPP :

– Principle: hourly rate for written consultations

– Floor price : 1 hour

2- ISF :

– Principle: hourly rate for written consultations

– Floor price : 2 hours

3- SCI declaration of existence (art. 990 D CGI)

– 153 euros excl. VAT (183,6 euros incl. VAT)

Testamentary dispositions

1- Submission of a will

holograph to ensure its conservation: 60 euros excl.tax (72 euros incl.tax)

Subscription to the ADSN file

2-  Advice with a view to drawing up a will :

– Principle : hourly rate for written consultations

– Floor price : 1 hour

Subscription to the ADSN file

Accompaniment and management of an estate

  • 150 euros excl. tax (180 euros incl. tax) per banking institution

GMH offers its customers the unlocking of a Livret A passbook savings account in the name of the deceased opened at the Caisse d’Epargne.

  • 25 euros excluding VAT (i.e. 30 euros including VAT) per paid invoice.
  • 150 euros excl. tax (180 euros incl. tax) per banking institution

GMH becomes the interlocutor of the Bank, requests a quote, sends the useful elements and collects the statements of accounts requested.

L. 21 B du Livre des procédures fiscales

  • 150 euros excl. tax (180 euros incl. tax))

GMH requests the anticipated control within three months of the registration of the declaration of succession.

  • 10% (including VAT) of the amount of rents collected

Cerfa 10431*04

  • 150 euros excl. tax (180 euros incl. tax)

GMH takes the necessary steps to obtain the death grant allocated by the Social Security..

Between the heirs of the sums resulting from an inheritance

  • 0.6% of the allocated amounts, including tax
  • 350 euros excluding VAT (420 euros including tax) on D+1
  • 175 euros excl. tax (210 euros incl. tax) on D+10

GMH moves to NOISY-LE-GRAND and obtains the tax certificate..

  • 100 euros excl. tax (120 euros incl. tax) per query (i.e. a maximum of 5 references).
  • On quotation

To an account opened with an establishment outside France

  • 100 euros excl. tax (120 euros incl. tax) per transfer made

The drawing up of a private power of attorney for the purpose of intervening in a deed of succession is set at :

  • 50 euros excl. tax (60 euros incl. tax)

Articles 757 and 1094-1 of the Civil Codel

The drawing up of the deed of declaration of option excluding the cost of copies and registration fee is fixed at ::

  • 300 euros excl. tax (360 euros incl. tax)
  • 300 euros excl. tax (360 euros incl. tax)
  • 1666 euros excl. tax (2000 euros incl. tax)

NB: This cost is fixed and includes advertising and court fees.

Expertise & real estate negotiation

  FEES EXCL. TAX FEES INCL. TAX (VAT 20 %)
 Notice of value of a lot  200 € excl. tax  240 € incl. tax
 Home value notice  250 excl. tax  300 incl. tax
 Notice of value Whole building  ON QUOTATION   
 Expert report  ON QUOTATION   
SLIDES  FEES EXCL. TAX FEES INCL. TAX (VAT 20 %)
 Up to 80 000 €.  8% excl. tax 9.6 % incl.tax
 From 80 000 € to 150 000 €  7% excl.tax  8.4% incl. tax
 From 151 000 € to 300 000 €  6% excl. tax  7.2 % incl. tax
 From 301 000 € to 450 000 €  5% excl.tax  6% incl. tax
 From 450 000 € to 650 000 €  4% excl. tax  4.8% incl. tax
 Beyond 650 000 €  3 % excl. tax  3.6% incl. tax
  • On quotation/li>

This fee includes the drafting of a report (methods by comparison and capitalisation of income) and assistance to the limited partner in the event of a challenge by the tax authorities.

Discount rate

In accordance with the provisions relating to the regulated tariffs of Notaries (Decree no. 2016-230 of 26 February 2016 and Order of 26 February 2016 fixing the regulated tariffs of Notaries) the amount of the discounts on the fees to be received by GMH Notaries for the deeds subject to the notarial tariff is set out below:

Prices categories excl. tax Discount rate excluding VAT (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 20.000.000 € 10 %
From 20.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
From 30.000.000 € to 40.000.000 € 30 %
Au-delà de 40.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
Beyond 10.000.000 € 10 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
Beyond 10.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
Beyond 10.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax  Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)  
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
Below 30.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20%
Beyond 30.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
Beyond 30.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
Beyond 30.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 20.000.000 € 10 %
From 20.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
From 30.000.000 € to 40.000.000 € 30 %
Beyond 40.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 20.000.000 € 10 %
From 20.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
From 30.000.000 € to 40.000.000 € 30 %
Beyond 40.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
En dessous de 10.000.000 € 0%
De 10.000.000 € à 20.000.000 € 10 %
De 20.000.000 € à 30.000.000 € 20 %
De 30.000.000 € à 40.000.000 € 30 %
Au-delà de 40.000.000 € 40 %
Price categories excl. tax Discount rate excl. tax (for the relevant category)
Below 10.000.000 € 0%
From 10.000.000 € to 20.000.000 € 10 %
From 20.000.000 € to 30.000.000 € 20 %
From 30.000.000 € to 40.000.000 € 30 %
Beyond 40.000.000 € 40 %