Abstaining from their duties from next Monday, November 20, the notaries decided
The Deputy Minister of Digital Governance Konstantinos Kyranakis referred to yesterday’s decision of the notaries to abstain from the coming Monday, November 20, with his post. The notaries have decided to abstain reacting, as they say, to the upcoming reform of the Ministry of Digital Governance, which provides for the creation of a Digital Real Estate Transfer File, requesting its withdrawal.
In response, Mr. Kyranakis publishes for the first time in detail the context of the discussions that have taken place so far between the competent Deputy Minister and the Associations of notaries. “If they accept the digital reform, property transfers will take place in 1 day, instead of the multi-month delays that happen today. So let them tell us specifically and transparently what exactly they disagree on,” he says.
Read in detail the post of K. Kyranakis:
Full text of the post:
Notaries have decided to abstain from their duties rejecting the digital reform of property transfers.
Responding to what their union representatives claim and with the aim of directly informing professional notaries and all citizens, I am publishing for the first time the context of our discussions so far in the 5 institutional meetings with the Notary Associations.
What we ask from Notaries:
1) From January 2024 when the digital property transfer file comes into operation, contracts to be filed in a digital file (Readable PDF, electronically signed by the Notary) together with the transfer summary.
2) The details of the parties should be obtained from the Citizens Register of gov.gr in order to avoid mistakes.
3) Property details to be drawn from the Land Registry database, with the right to change details in case of an Engineer’s certificate.
4) No handwritten references in final contracts and no submission of scanned files that are not digitally readable.
What we do NOT ask from Notaries:
1) We are not asking them to change anything at all in the way they determine the legal capacity of the parties. The presence in person before a notary is not abolished in order to establish the real will of the parties, as their trade union body claims.
2) The way they keep their own original file in their own office is not affected at all. Simply, instead of continuing to receive paper contracts, the Greek State will receive digital copies of contracts.
It is worth realizing that 200 million euros are being spent from the Recovery Fund for the digitization of old contracts in all the country’s Mortgage Registries.
If they accept the digital reform, property transfers will take place in 1 day, instead of the multi-month delays that occur today.
So let them tell us specifically and transparently what exactly they disagree on.
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