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Solicitors Fees for Buying/Selling a House

solicitors fees for buying a house

Solicitors fees – what are the fees associated with the selling or buying of a house in Ireland?

We know that both buying a house or selling a house is both an exciting and a stressful time in your life. With all of the various decisions you need to make, your choice of solicitor shouldn’t be another issue added to an already overcrowded list. Traditionally, in order to get an idea of the most competitive price for the purchase or sale of your house, you needed to ring around all the solicitors in the locality and compare the quotes received.

At O’Kelly Solicitors, we decided to keep it simple. One price is for one conveyance – residential property, either buying or selling. No ifs, buts or maybes. We don’t do “starting from…” prices. The fee quoted below is the fee you will pay on the sale or purchase of your property.

Our pricing for buying and selling a house.

We are dedicated to providing clear & transparent pricing on the costs associated with the sale or purchase of your property. That said, you should not associate our low-cost pricing with a low-cost service. We are able to provide such a low price as we are always analysing our business to keep our overheads down so that we can pass on the savings we make to you, the client.

This is why we offer the most competitive conveyancing price in Dublin.

Our fixed fee quote, and the expected outlays, are set out below. Items marked with a (*) are fees payable to third parties and are subject to change but are correct as of today’s date. As always, we are here to help and if there is any aspect of the fee structure that you have questions about, please contact us here.

**Please note that these fees still apply for 2023**

Solicitor fees for buying a house.


Professional fee:                     €1,300.00

*VAT @23%:                             €299.00


*Registration fees:                  €400.00 to €800.00 (set by the value of the property)

*Registration fees:                  €175.00 (to register your mortgage)

*Copy Folio & File Plan:          €40.00

*Search fees:                           €115.00

*Bank EFT fees:                        €24.50

*Law Clerk fees:                       €15.00

*Registered Post fees:            €60.00

*Commissioner for Oaths:    €40.00

Printing & postage (inc VAT)   €15.00

*Stamp Duty is also payable at 1% of the purchase price.

Solicitor fees for selling a house.


Professional fee:                          €1,300.00

*VAT @23%:                                  €299.00


*Copy Folio & File Plan:               €40.00

*Property Registration fees:       €40.00

*Bank EFT fees:                             €24.50

*Law Clerk fees:                             €15.00

*Registered Post fees:                  €40.00

*Commissioner for Oaths:          €60.00

Printing & postage (inc VAT)       €15.00

 Other issues in buying and selling a house.

If you are unsure of the steps involved in purchasing your new home, we have set out the legal steps involved in our blog here. We always believe that knowledge is power so we aim to keep you informed every step of the way.

We have also set out a number of practical pointers for persons selling their home to ensure that your sale goes as smoothly as possible. All the details can be found here.

We frequently act in negative equity sales, liaising with Banks during the sales process and crystallising losses prior to clients using the new range of options available under the new insolvency regime. Please see our blog post on the subject here.

What to do next.

At O’Kelly Solicitors, we have the skills and expertise to ensure your house purchase or sale is as stress free as possible. We are here to assist you in probably the largest purchase or investment of you life. When you instruct us, you get a personal service – you will talk to a solicitor every time you ring. Not a secretary, not a legal executive but the solicitor dealing with your case who has the knowledge and experience to answer any questions you might have.

So if you want to avail of our fixed fee price, please do not hesitate to contact Mark O’Kelly, the principal of the Firm on 086 7889753 or via email to All our contact details can be found here.

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