Now, you can sign on the dotted line... electronically

Some 2,000 notaires across France have conferencing equipment allowing clients to handle legal processes remotely

More than two-thirds of legal transactions are now signed electronically at notaires’ offices in France and the first to be signed this way à distance, when the two different parties are not in the same office, have already been carried out.

At present some 2,000 notaires’ offices are equipped with video-conferencing equipment to make it possible for someone in Nice to sign to buy a house in Lille without the need to be there in person – but long-distance dealing is set to become increasingly available throughout the country over the coming months.

The president of the digital and technology commission for the Conseil Supérieur du Notariat, Maître Jean-Michel Boisset, from Bretteville l’Orgueilleuse, Calvados, told Connexion the aim is to make transactions ...

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