At Carmody Moran we know that buying and selling a house can be a stressful process.

Our expert solicitors will be on hand to advise you on each step of the way to you obtaining the keys to your new home.

Our personal care and attention is second to none giving you the peace of mind of knowing that the business of buying your home is in safe hands and that everything is being done correctly.

We pride ourselves on our excellent service and expert advise is to hand throughout the process to help it go smoothly and keep you fully advised at each step of the way.  Our secret to success is our excellence in communication!

We are completely transparent on costs (see estimates below) and please feel free to telephone a member of our team to discuss your requirements and we will email you a quotation and a free starting pack of information. 



(A guideline to our prices is below – for an individual tailored estimate use our quote request form here.)


The legal fees involved in buying and/or selling property vary according to various factors but here are a couple of worked examples below to give you a guideline as to what to expect.*

Residential Property Transactions - Legal Fees

Transaction TypeFee
New House PurchaseFrom €950 plus vat and outlay
Second hand House PurchaseFrom €1,450 plus vat and outlay
Residential House SaleFrom €1,450 plus vat and outlay
Lender switch / RemortgageLegal fee inclusive package available starting at €1,400 including Professional fee vat and outlays*
Cohabitation AgreementsFrom €450 + vat + outlay

Commercial Leases

Less than 5 yearsAverage €1650 + vat + outlays*
Over 5 yearsAverage €2,500 - €3,500 + vat + outlays*

*Terms and conditions apply. Before commencing we will always issue with a full quotation so that all professional fees and third party outlay is agreed with you in advance.

Our house purchase fees start at €1,450 plus vat and outlays.  A typical transaction breakdown is set out below.

New House Purchase Fees (standard housing estate house below €400,000)

Worked Example (standard housing estate house value of €400,000)
Item Fee     
Professional Fees€1,450
Miscellaneous outlay including office pettys
Miscellaneous outlay including office pettysTelephone, facsimile, postage etc €125
Outlay payable to Government Agencies
V.A.T. on professional fee @ 23%€333
V.A.T. on outlay @ 23%€28
Land Registry fee (to registration)                        €700
Land Registry fee (Certified Copy Folio)              €40
Land Registry fee (mortgage) €175
Outlay not Subject to V.A.T.
Commissioner for Oaths €24
Search fees (estimate)€144
*You will note that we allow €100 towards contingencies (additional items of outlay that may arise in any case).  At the end of your transaction this will be returned to you if not used.  We believe in being fully transparent in our billing however and find that this aids greatly in assisting our clients budget properly and accurately.


Calculating how much you have to available to buy your house and all the costs is crucial.  At Carmody Moran Solicitors we understand that you require a complete and inclusive estimate of the cost involved to buy your home and all associated expenses.

Download our budget checklist guides to buying your home:



  • Fixed price conveyancing fees with no hidden surprises
  • Time is of the essence! You will be assured of no unnecessary delays in getting your property transaction completed professionally
  • We will update you through out the transaction with practical and plain English advice
  • We understand that you need to have 100% confidence in the legal advice that you receive and to know that your case is being treated with priority and excellence
  • We are a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

See what our client’s say:

Thank you so much to Niamh and the team for all your help along the way.  As a first timer on this process was great knowing I could pick up the phone and have all my queries answered without any hassle.
S.F., Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin - First Time Buyer
Having just finished up on a long road to obtaining my divorce and starting this new adventure, just a short note to say thank you Niamh, Camilla, and Orla for all the help along the way.  Delighted now to be settled into my new home.  It was great knowing the joint sale which had taken so long to agree was in such safe hands.
J.S., Castleknock, Dublin 15 - Second Time Around


Getting the best quote...

...does not always mean the cheapest!

Remember this is the most important and biggest transaction most people have in their lives and you want your solicitor to do the job thoroughly so although you want a competitive price you do not want one where it is uneconomic for the lawyer to do the work properly.




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