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House purchase solicitor fees

  • 12-04-2022 4:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭ mcsean2163

    We're being quoted around €4,500 to buy a house including land registry fee etc.

    I have to admit I was more thinking around 3k. Is 4.5k normal?


  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ LunaLoo

    That seems a bit steep our quote was €3,300 Inc land registry

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭ black & white

    If it's any good, we just sold a house for approx 150k and solicitors fees were just under 2.5k including "Legal Fee, VAT & Outlay" Based in Clare and have been using our local firm, broke down as flat 1,750 plus vAT for legal stuff and then a few other bits and pieces thrown in. Fairly happy with that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,214 ✭✭✭ ILikeBoats

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,426 ✭✭✭ maestroamado

    I know a woman who sold a house in Co Galway 2 years ago fees 1k approx...

  • youd have to know what all was included exactly to make a useful comparison tbh

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  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ limitedIQ

    This was all the estimated costs from our solicitor:

    Purchase price €342,000

    Conveyancing Fee €1,675

    Other Costs

    Outlays €75 

    Searches (est) €75 

    Property Registration Authority Costs

    Register your ownership €700 

    Register your mortgage €175 

    Obtain new folio and file plan €40 

    Subdivision €75 


    Stamp duty  €3,013 

    Total Cost €6,231 

    Payable to Solicitor €1,675 

    Others €150 

    Tax and Government€4,406  

    Total: €6,231 

  • Registered Users Posts: 717 ✭✭✭ macvin

    Conveyancing fee of €1500-€2,000 is the norm for most domestic home transactions. Then add in the various outlays which are usually listed and mostly are fixed. then vat is added

    If its a house in a new estate it should be at the lower end as the sellers solicitors will have all the relevant information to hand.

    And it does not matter a jot where your solicitor is once they are in Ireland. I bought an investment property in the southwest, the solicitor was in Newbridge Kildare, I live outside Portadown. He was recommended to me and was superb. McCormack Solicitors if its allowed to mention a name.

  • Registered Users Posts: 464 ✭✭ Smouse156

    That is extremely expensive unless it includes stamp duty as well. We paid 1k plus vat on a new build for conveyancing. Brilliant solicitor, no issues.

  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭ Xidu

    I bought @400k and total cost is €6740 including stamp duty. It’s a new house so stamp duty is priced at @360k 1% b4 VAT.

  • Registered Users Posts: 772 ✭✭✭ Dolbhad

    Outlay for buying is always a lot more than selling but nothing you can do about that. I think standard now is €1500-2000 so it doesn’t seem expensive but will depend on area. A solicitor in Dublin will be more than Cork or Limerick.

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