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 cost we expect to charge. Our usual charges, including GST and disbursements for some standard straightforward transactions are as follows:
Purchase with a mortgage: Up to $450,000 - $1,380.00 Up to $650,000 - $1,505.00
Sale with a mortgage: Up to $450,000 - $1,120.00 Up to $650,000 - $1,263.75
Straightforward Refinance - $965.00
Wills Basic will for a single person - $290.00 For a couple - $500.00
Enduring Powers of Attorney (both Property and Personal Care and Welfare) For a single person - $480.00 For a couple - $605.00
Probate - $1,500.00 for a straightforward probate application,
Transmission - $570.00 Other estate administration costs will depend on the time involved.
Additional fees will be charged for any extra work. For example, with a property transaction, there will be additional fees if you are applying for a Kiwisaver withdrawal and/or Housing NZ subsidy, the title to the property is complex, such as a unit title (requiring pre-contract and pre-settlement disclosure statements) or a cross lease, or the property is rented (change of landlord forms and rental apportionments required). There will be additional charges 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 $300.00 per hour. This rate may be changed.