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Inquiry and/or information Request Form

Breaches of ethics
A request for investigation can be submitted for a breach of ethics. 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 of the Professional Code, the Notaries Act, the Code of ethics of notaries  or the other regulations they are subject to.

Have you contacted your notary?

Before applying for a Syndic investigation, we recommend that you contact your notary. The notary may be able to answer your queries and provide relevant information for your questions.

For example, if you are waiting for a copy of a notarized deed or a cheque and you need details about how long it will take, your notary will be able to answer.

Are you looking for legal information?
If you are looking for general legal information, we suggest that you check our frequently asked questions. There you will find answers to many questions about liquidating successions, selling property and other subjects.

If you need a legal consultation, it is a notary who can advise you, not the Chambre des notaires Syndic.

If your verifications did not resolve the situation  
Do you have doubts about the ethical conduct of a notary? Are you wondering whether there are grounds to launch an investigation?

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

Contact the Office of the Syndic
Feel free to phone the Office of the Syndic at the number below before submitting a request for investigation. Our front-line staff will be able to answer your questions, provide relevant information or recommend that you apply for a Syndic investigation.

Our contact information:

Office of the Syndic
Chambre des notaires du Québec
2045, Stanley Street
Suite 101
Montreal Qc  H3A 2V4

Telephone: 514-879-1793 or toll free 1-800-263-1793, ext. 5913
Fax: 514-879-1589

Inquiry and/or information Request Form