Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What happens if there is an error in the surface area when selling a condominium lot?

The buyer's rights

Seller, you are not obliged to have the measurement of your lot done by a professional. But it is preferable.

In fact, if the surface area indicated in the preliminary sales agreement and then in thedeed of sale is greater than 5% of the actual surface area of the property, the buyer may request a reduction in the price proportional to the actual surface area of the property. The buyer can act during one year, starting from the signature of thenotarial act of sale.

When the measurement was carried out by a professional, if the buyer acts in reduction of the selling price, the salesman will have to compensate him, in a proportional way. However, the buyer may hold the professional who performed the measurement liable for any damages he or she may have suffered.

When, on the other hand, the surface area indicated in the preliminary sales agreement and then in thedeed of sale is less than the actual surface area of the property, this difference does not give rise to any additional payment to the seller.