Notary Must Pay Back Clients after Failed Transfer of Property

fence-940225_1280    Notary Pierre Falzon was charged over 24,000 euros to refund his clients after failing to pay this money in taxes to the government, preventing his clients from receiving a transfer of property. Falzon, a public notary, blamed the mishap on the mistakes of third parties, and he said that his clients never held him accountable for the taxes on any date.

It turned out that Falzon had never filed for the deed to transfer the property to his clients, but he did collect money from them, so the judge ruled for the clients. Falzon was ordered to refund the money he took from the clients, and he was given no leeway in the amount of time in which he needed to pay them.