Estate agents and notary fees

If you choose property via an estate agent, don't be surprised to find that you and not the vendor will be asked to pay their commission.

Commission of between 5% and 10% is the norm according to the value of the property and, more often than not, is included in the advertised purchase price. Please check this before entering into any agreement to buy.

Similarly, notaries often offer properties for sale and charge commission which is usually paid by you the purchaser.
When buying a new property, bear in mind that developers usually include the commission charges in the advertised price.