We will provide a letter of engagement with our Terms and Conditions and Information for clients when we receive instructions. This will include an estimate of the fee we expect to charge. An indication of our fee, for some straightforward transactions are as follows:
Purchase with a mortgage: Between $1,600.00 to $2,200.00, plus GST, search + registration fees
Sale with a mortgage: Between $1,200 and $1,800.00, plus GST, search + registration fees
Refinancing: $900.00 plus GST, search + registration fees
Wills: Basic will for a single person - $300.00, plus GST For a couple - $550.00 plus GST
Enduring Powers of Attorney (both Property and Personal Care and Welfare)
For a single person - $500.00 plus GST For a couple - $900.00 plus GST
Probate - $2,200.00 plus GST plus filing fees for a straightforward probate application. Other estate administration costs will depend on the time involved.
Transmission - $570.00 plus GST, search + registration fees.
Additional Fees: GST, search and registration fees are charged in addition to our fees. There are additional fees for other attendances such as Kiwisaver withdrawal applications for a first home purchase and Housing NZ subsidy, advice regarding a sale or purchase prior to signing the contract, and preparation of an Agreement for sale and purchase.
There are also additional conveyancing fees if the title to the property is complex, such as a unit title (requiring pre-contract and pre-settlement disclosure statements) or a cross lease title, the property is rented (change of landlord forms and rental apportionments required); if there is a large amount of email correspondence outside the basic required for a straightforward transaction. We also charge for company or trustee resolutions and guarantees.
For complex or unusual transactions we will advise our hourly rate and an indication of the cost for work that is known and provide an updated estimate as work progresses. The additional work will be charged on the basis of the factors set out in our terms of engagement. Janet Williams' current hourly rate is $380.00 per hour. This rate may be changed.