REMOTE NOTARIAL DEED: Since April 1st, notaries are allowed to sign a notarized document remotely. This is not compulsory and notaries are free to use this additional tool or not. Consult the steps and application procedures.
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Are you eligible for recourse?

Fee dispute
Breach of professional ethics
Inappropriate use of funds
Professional misconduct or error

Fee disputes
To apply for fee conciliation, you must:

  • apply within 45 days of the date of receiving the invoice or from the moment you learned that the amount of the invoice was withdrawn from the notary's in trust account
  • acknowledge that you owe the notary fees in some amount for services rendered
  • have the application signed by everyone who is listed on the statement of fees

 Please note that your application will not be eligible in the following cases:

  • If you believe you owe nothing to the notary.
  • If the invoice is not addressed to you by a notary who is duly registered on the roll of the Order.
  • If the people or representatives who are authorized to act have not all signed the conciliation application.

For more information or to complete a conciliation application. 

Breaches of professional ethics
To report a notary's breach of ethics to the Chambre des notaires du Québec:

  • you must provide all the information and documents required to support your request
  • you must provide your contact information so we can contact you

Notaries are in breach of their professional ethics when they fail in their duties through their conduct, their lack of integrity or diligence or any other infraction to the Professional Code, the Notaries Act, theCode of ethics of notaries or the other regulations they are subject to.

For further information or to complete an application. 

Inappropriate use of funds
To make a claim to the Compensation Fund, you must:

  • present your claim in writing, duly sworn, within one year of learning of the inappropriate use of the funds
  • report the facts and the amount claimed
  • attach all relevant documents to the application

Please note that the maximum compensation is $100,000 and that damages and interest are not covered by this fund. If compensation is granted, the claimant will have to sign documents allowing the Order to recover the sums paid from the notary in question.

For further information or to complete an application for compensation

Professional misconduct or error
For any professional misconduct or error that has caused you damage, please contact the Chambre des notaires du Québec liability fund.