Our Services and Fees*

 The following is extracted from our website www.darcyandco.ie All figures given are subject to a specific quote/estimate being given in each case.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement

A note on Specialisation

We at D’Arcy & Co, Solicitors, Kildare believe in specialisation. We have chosen to specialise in certain core areas of law. Experience has shown that this improves efficiency and performance in those areas is good for our clients.

The areas in which we offer services and the costs information for those areas, are:-

Property and Conveyancing

 Residential Transactions and Conveyancing

Our fees for residential transactions are

  • €1,250 plus VAT for transactions under €350,000
  • €1,350 plus VAT for transactions between €350,000 to €500,000, and
  • €1,450 plus VAT for transactions over €500,000.

(In the rare occasions where there is additional work beyond the normal transaction such as rectifying matters at the Land Registry prior to sale this will attract a separate fee)

Typical outlays in Sales are:-

  • Payment to take up deeds                                                                 €65
  • Up to date folio and filed plan                                                              €45
  • Commissioner for oaths fees                                                              €50
  • Lending institution vacate fee                                                              €55
  • Land Registry vacate fee                                                                   €40

Typical outlays in Purchases are:-

 

  • Land Registry fee on Transfer                                                       €700
    • (Land Registry fees vary according to amount paid
    • for property being purchased. The Land Registry fee shown
    • is for purchases of between €200,001 and €400,000)
  • Land Registry fee on new folio (New properties only)                          €75
  • Land Registry fee mortgage                                                               €175
  • Up to date Folio                                                                                    €45
  • Commissioner for Oaths Fees                                                              €60
  • Searches required by lending institution                                             €110

Stamp Duty will generally be 1% for residential purchases and 2% for non-residential purchases.

 Voluntary Transfer of Site

Our fee for a Voluntary Transfer of Site where we are acting for the receiver of the site is

  • €750 plus VAT
  • (In the rare occasions where there is additional work beyond the normal Transfer of a Site this will attract a separate fee)

Typical outlays in a Voluntary Transfer are:-

  • Land Registry fee                                                                                   €130
  • Land Registry fee on new folio                                                                  €75
  • Searches required by lending institution                                                 €110

 Commercial Property and Conveyancing and Land Registry Title Issues

Such work and issues can take many forms and therefore we will only be able to give a quote or estimate in relation to such matters on a case by case basis. The fee in such matters will depend upon the complexity of the work, time involved, level of expertise involved and urgency of the work.

Please also note that where a conveyancing case goes beyond 3 months due to complications outside what is normal in a conveyancing matter, then we reserve the option to raise an interim bill.

 Personal Injury Claims*

Cases involving Personal Injury Claims* can take many forms and therefore we will only be able to give a quote or estimate in relation to such matters on a case by case basis. The fee in such matters will depend upon the complexity of the work, time involved, level of expertise involved and urgency of the work. We are happy to meet you for a free first consultation to assess your claim and to discuss costs.

Probate and Wills

Administration of Estates

 Such work and issues can take many forms and therefore we will only be able to give a quote or estimate in relation to such matters on a case by case basis. Once we have had a chance to see what is involved, we will provide an estimate of expected fees and costs as soon as possible.

However, as a rough guide our professional fee dealing with estates would tend to be as follows:-

  • Where assets can be gathered without obtaining a Grant of Representation – €1,250 plus VAT
  • Where a Grant of Representation is required but there are cash assets only – €2,750 plus VAT
  • Where a Grant of Representation is required and there are land or property assets – €3,500 plus VAT
  • Where the matter involves a particularly large or complicated Estate  – €4,500 plus VAT

 Making of Wills

 Our usual fee for the preparation of a will (including mirror will made by couples) is €150 plus VAT.

 Probate Disputes*

 Such work and issues can take many forms and therefore we will only be able to give a quote or estimate in relation to such matters on a case by case basis. The fee in such matters will depend upon the complexity of the work, time involved, level of expertise involved and urgency of the work.

Wards of Court

 We charge on the basis of the amount of work to be done and the complexity of the Wardship rather than on a percentage basis. The costs in relation to Wardship matters will generally come out the assets of the Ward.

Enduring Power of Attorney

 Our fee in relation to Enduring Powers of Attorney will generally be in the region of €650 plus VAT for initial creation.

Family Law – Separation and Divorce

Our policy in Family Law matters is to give an estimate once we have had a meeting with our clients regarding their situation and options. Such an initial consultation is normally €80 plus VAT. On a general note, it is worth stating that when matters are settled without protracted correspondence and negotiations, our fees will be less than in more contentious cases.

General and Closed off Files

Our fees in relation to providing copies of items from closed off files is as follows:-

  • A request for copies of specific items within one year of completion of matters are normally charged at zero as being part of the normal service. This is subject to further consideration where the amount of copying required is greater than normal.
  •  A copy of items older than one year  is charged at €40 plus VAT. This is subject to further consideration where a number of items are required.
  • A copy of an entire file is charged at €70 plus VAT. This is subject to further consideration in the case of larger files.

Payment Methods

  • By Cheque
  • By EFT AIB, Edward Street, Newbridge (IBAN available on request)
  • By Credit/Debit Card: Call 045 530807