REALWorld Law


Other costs of acquisition

What costs/charges (other than tax and VAT) are payable on completion of the purchase of real estate and who is responsible for paying these costs and to whom are they payable?



A service fee is payable to the land registry office. Legal and notarial fees may also be incurred. Such additional costs are usually borne by the buyer unless otherwise agreed.

Any costs incurred in connection with the discharge of existing encumbrances are paid by the seller.