Dear friends, I suppose each of you had been to a Bulgarian notary's office: a property purchase took place, a certification of a power of attorney etc. You should be aware that as from the 2007 notary services are charged additionally with VAT (20%). This have increased the expenses, especially when buying property (the notary fees are calculated on the grounds of the property value).
Although there are regulations for the application of notary fees (the Tariff of notary fees in Bulgaria and an Ordinance of Ministry of Justice, which interprets the notary fees application), not all notaries treat the same cases in the same way.
Before you pay the requested notary fee (especially when it's high), consult an independent solicitor. This may save you possible future troubles. If you think that the notary is cheating you, go to another one.