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Dear Sir, I am try­ing to sell my holiday home, and I have found a buyer from Bel­gium.

He ap­pointed a lawyer to act for him, and I used my usual one. The con­tract was signed and the de­posit paid. No prob­lems up to here.

When we went to the no­tary’s of­fice for com­ple­tion of the sale, the no­tary said that I wasn’t the le­gal owner of the prop­erty and there­fore the sale deeds could not be signed.

The prob­lem is that I bought the prop­erty when I was sin­gle, and I have now been mar­ried for over 10 years and my sur­name is dif­fer­ent to the one used when I pur­chased the prop­erty. I don’t know what to do.

I imag­ine there are many more peo­ple in the same sit­u­a­tion.

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