Drawing up and certification of contracts

Parties to a transaction may conclude written contracts in form of a notarial deed or a private document, except for transactions subject to a certain mandatory form of a notarial deed, for example, marriage contracts, inheritance contracts and settlements.

When drawing up a contract in form of a notarial deed, the notary shall ascertain and certify the intentions of the contracting parties, introduce them to the legislation, explain the rights and obligations of the parties, and verify the identity, legal capacity, representation rights of the persons and other necessary information. Contracting parties may receive the excerpts of notarial deeds at the notary’s office at any time, because the notary shall keep the originals.