The notary is an essential part of the home buying process and is required in order to transfer ownership of properties in Québec.
As the buyer, you are responsible for the notary fees for the title transfer of the property. Since you are responsible for the fees, you get to choose the notary. Do your homework and shop around to see how much it will cost and what is included. Notary feels in a typical transaction can run you anywhere from $1,200 - $1,800 plus taxes but make sure to verify with your chosen notary.