Procuration needed to enable the sale of a French property

An English couple had owned a house in the South of France for many years, but had decided that they no longer used the property as much as they had done when their children were younger.

They had found buyers for the property and needed to sign a Procuration de Vente ( a form of Power of Attorney) giving authority to their notaire in France to sign all the documents required for the sale of the property.  To be a valid procuration in France they needed to understand the Power and they also needed to sign before me as a notary public.  The document was sent to the FCO to have an Apostille fixed to it to enable the sale to complete without them having to travel to France.

By Louise Radakin