With the buying and selling of property on the rise across Alberta, so too is an increase in inquiries to lawyers about how much they charge for real estate transactions. The answer typically includes a fixed amount in legal fees “plus GST and disbursements.” A follow-up inquiring for a more specific estimate for disbursements results in an answer ranging between hundreds of dollars.
So why is an “all-in” number difficult to obtain from real estate practitioners? Simply put, the number of disbursements and thus the amount you pay for them is dependent on a variety of different factors.
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