The Supreme Court Cancels Certain Articles of Notarial Regulations

21 July 2008

The consequences in practice of the decision of the Supreme Court, according to the President of the General Council of Notaries, are that notaries will not be able to exercise control over the legality of documents that they are authorising given that they are not able to access the archive of Withdrawn powers from the General Council of Notaries to check whether a power has been revoked or not, not can they use instruments provided by notary regulations to collaborate with the justice administration regarding acts of notoriety and public auction, nor are they able to collaborate with the land registry to resolve tax-related doubts of the properties.

The government has stated that it will shortly instigate a legislative initiative with the aim of rendering operational the notarial controls that are now cancelled.

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