Our Fixed Conveyancing Fees
The legal costs of buying or selling your home are generally split into two parts: the legal fees a solicitor charges for doing conveyancing work, and the disbursements and associated costs your solicitor needs to pay to third parties.
When it comes to costs, you may think that budgeting is out of the question because all lawyers are expensive and charge by the minute. Well, not at HomeLegal.
Although disbursements are unavoidable, as professional property solicitors we understand the importance to you of knowing the cost of your proposed conveyancing transaction before you engage a lawyer to assist. You don’t want unexpected surprises late in the piece. To help you budget, at HomeLegal we offer FIXED PRICE conveyancing with no surprises.
HomeLegal’s Fixed Fees
At HomeLegal, we are able to provide fixed solicitor fees for buying or selling a house in New Zealand right from the outset – you will know exactly what to budget for. Our fixed conveyancing fees will vary depending on your needs, the type of property you are buying or selling, and the type of funding you will be using. One of our lawyers will be happy to go through your proposed transaction with you and then provide a fixed fee and conveyancing quote customised for you. They will then provide you with a formal letter of engagement confirming the agreed fee before you make any commitment.
When we provide you with our fixed fee, it will also include all of the costs that we have to pay third parties on your behalf. We calculate all the disbursements and GST that will be payable so that you have a total figure for your transaction.
Despite everyone’s best efforts, things don’t always go as planned. If unexpected circumstances occur you may incur additional charges. Where that happens we will make sure you know exactly what the cost will be.
In a competitive property market, we know that there is no guarantee that your first purchase will be successful. For this reason, we will cap our fee at $400.00 plus GST plus disbursements if you are unsuccessful in your offer on a property. What’s more, if you are successful with a subsequent transaction, we will give you a 10 per cent discount on our fee for your successful purchase.