tilly, It seams we are on the same lines. I however have no objection to Notary or anybody charging the going rates if they have fulfilled their duties professionally & diligently.
In relation to the overall sums involved what the Notary charges is insignificant. The main percentage of the selling price goes to the developers. If the Notary stops Notarising the transaction this percentage will not be made by the developer and this will deter the developers from defrauding, misrepresenting etc.