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What are the standard legal fees in a real estate transaction in Costa Rica?

Typically, the standard legal fees for a real estate transaction in Costa Rica start at the minimum standard as established by the Costa Rican Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados), though higher amounts are possible depending on the specifics of a real estate transaction.

The starting cost for legal fees in a real estate transaction in Costa Rica are:

1.25% of the total cost of the transaction for the transfer of the property
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0.65% of the total cost of the transaction for the elaboration of legal documents for the transaction

General content provided by Javier Sauma at COLBS legal studio in Costa Rica.

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