Notaries are in breach of their professional ethics when they fail to fulfill their obligations 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 to which they are subject.

Before submitting a request for an inquiry:

  1. Contact your notary to obtain answers to your questions about your file.
  2. Contact us at 1 800 NOTAIRE (1 800 668-2473) for information to help you decide whether submitting a request for an inquiry by the Syndic is appropriate.

Submitting a request for an inquiry by the Syndic

When there is evidence to suggest that a notary is not meeting their obligations, you can request that the Syndic of the Chambre des notaires conduct an inquiry.

Submitting a request for an inquiry by yourself

If you wish to file a complaint against a notary for breach of ethics, you are strongly recommended to contact the Investigations and Litigation Department by making a request for an investigation. The latter enjoys broad investigative powers which make him the best qualified professional to exercise this remedy.

However, it is also possible to file a complaint against a notary or an ex-notary by preparing your file yourself.