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Services & Fees

HASSLE FREE CONVEYANCING SERVICES

Our Services

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the property law industry, the Lifestyle Legal team delivers the highest levels of personalised service and expert advice. We offer a wide range of conveyancing services tailored to the needs of our clients.

Conveyancing

Property transactions minus the headaches. Whether you’re buying, selling or refinancing property, we’ll guide you through the process and provide you with expert insight to ensure a successful, stress-free transaction.

Other Conveyancing Services

Specialist conveyancing services we can offer in certain areas such as retirement housing, buying “off the plan”, or property sharing arrangements.

OUR FEES

How our fees work

We’re firm believers that expert legal advice should be as accessible as possible, and part of that involves keeping our fees fair and transparent.

To help you plan your budget, all the fees we indicate to you include GST, service costs and the title search and registration fees involved with transferring or investigating the title to property. Additional reports such as builder’s reports, LIMs and valuations incur additional costs.

Every transaction is different and comes with its own unique set of circumstances. While the highly variable nature of property law makes it difficult to offer fixed fees for every possible situation, we also understand it’s important to be able to budget. The fees we normally charge for common conveyancing services for residential properties are listed below and include GST and registration costs. When we start work for you we will provide you with a personalised letter of engagement setting out the fees applicable to you which will be valid for 30 days:

Fees When Buying

PURCHASE & MORTGAGE

$1,800

Purchase of one property with a single bank loan and mortgage (including KiwiSaver First Home Withdrawals)

PURCHASE

$1,500

Purchase of one property without a bank loan or mortgage

PRE-AUCTION REVIEW

FROM $350

A written review before you sign a sale and purchase agreement or bid at an auction (this fee is included in our standard fee if the transaction proceeds)

OFF THE PLAN REVIEW

$650

Review of an off-plan agreement

HOUSE & LAND PACKAGES

$900

Review of separate agreements for land purchase and independent build contract with progress payments.

PRIVATE SALE AGREEMENT FOR SALE & PURCHASE

$350

Drafting of a sale & purchase agreement

COMPLEX BODY CORPORATES

$300

If you buy a unit when there is a body corporate of more than 20 units, we will charge an additional fee

First Home Buyers

KAINGA ORA FIRST HOME GRANT APPLICATION

$400

First Home grant applications and documentation (for a couple)

KAINGA ORA FIRST HOME PARTNER SHARED EQUITY

$1,000

Reviewing the ownership arrangement, commitment agreement and additional work with Kainga Ora signing settlement documents.

Fees When Selling

SALE & DISCHARGE

$1,500

Sale of one property that has a single mortgage registered against it.

SALE

$1,300

Fees For Finance Only

REFINANCE

$1,200

Refinancing one property from one bank to another. More than one property is an additional $650

DISCHARGE OR VARIATION OF MORTGAGE

$550

Discharge of a mortgage from your title or varying an existing mortgage already registered

PERSONAL OR COMPANY GUARANTEES

FROM $300

Personal or company Bank guarantees required for new lending

Other Useful Fees To Know

RETIREMENT VILLAGE

$1,100

If you buy a property in a retirement village with a licence to occupy

PROPERTY SHARING AGREEMENT

$650

A property sharing agreement with the purchase of your property if purchasing with friends or family

WILLS – WITH PURCHASE

$500

Straightforward wills for a couple (in conjunction with a property sale, purchase or refinancing)

WILLS

$650

Straightforward wills for a couple

UNSUCCESSFUL TRANSACTIONS

FROM $350

If we have carried out work for you but your agreement is not accepted or is cancelled, we will charge our fee depending on the amount of work we have done

URGENCY FEE

$300

If you need us to prioritise your work and give us less than 3 working days notice, we will need to charge an urgency fee

AFTER HOURS & MOBILE CONVEYANCING EXPENSES

FROM $300

If you cannot meet with us to sign documents in normal working hours or if we need to travel out to you an additional charge will apply (area dependent)

Please note that the fees estimated above are based on an existing household property with an uncomplicated title. If you are using ANZ, Westpac or SBS Bank for mortgage finance, a lawyer is required to receive mortgage instructions. Consequently, a further charge of $300 is payable when using these banks, which is the fee payable to the bank’s lawyer.

If you are buying or selling other types of properties or want to discuss a conveyancing service not listed above, please give us a call on 09 835 4206 so we can give you a fee indication based on your personal circumstances.

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