Please can anyone tell me how to calculate the house settlement costs , as I wish to buy my Ex share of the house . The solicitor explain this stuff , but I expect them to put it in writing. Too scared to ask them again , as they keep charging every time I phone them
I know we have have to consider:
House sale price ( based on houses sold in my area)
Estate agents fees
Remortgage/ redemption fees
Email is often a better way to contact a solicitor than phone, especially if it''s a matter you''d like in writing. You can always look back and re-read emails. Also solicitors can reply to emails in a more efficient manner, they often cost you less than a phone call which is charged by the minute or 5-minute block.
Yes, what you list are the expenses of selling a house, I don''t think there''s anything else. But really if you''re doing a Consent Order, there''s no fixed way of doing it - it''s whatever price you agree on with your ex.
I think 3% is considered too high in this economic environment where deals can be had on estate agents fees. The judge at my hearing put sale costs at less than 1.5%!!! I personally think 2% is more realistic.