A notary public is a neutral person qualified to certify legal transactions associated with inheritance, family, corporate, and real estate law. A notary can also certify signatures, transcripts and evidence, as well as deposit money and valuables.
Notaries, like lawyers and doctors, are generally bound by a duty of confidentiality. In addition, the costs for a notary are mainly set out in the Court and Notary Costs Act.
When buying real estate, you go to a notary's office to draw up and sign a purchase contract, and to have entries made in the land register. You can find out more about the tasks of a notary here: