Property and divorce lawyer Johor Bahru

1. legal fees

When a property lawyer handles your conveyancing transaction, he or she may be entitle to a certain remuneration in respect of their work. Moreover, such remuneration shall be fixed (as opposed to contentious work) and it is regulated by the law according to Solicitor Remuneration Order 2005.

Order 2. Remuneration.
The remuneration of a solicitor in respect of non-contentious business shall be included

  • sales, purchases or other forms of conveyances for completing any transaction involving immovable properties,
  • tenancies or leases, agreements for tenancies or leases and agreements reserving rent,
  • charges or mortgages, agreements for charges or mortgages, agreements for financing ,
  • discharges of charges or deeds of reassignment pertaining to charged or assigned properties,
  • preparing, filing or witnessing of miscellaneous documents


Order 3. Composition of remuneration.
(1) The remuneration specified in the Schedules shall not include any of the following:

(a) fees payable on the registration of documents requiring registration (depend on each state);
(b) stamp duties or fees;
(c) counsel’s fees, auctioneer’s or valuer’s fees;
(d) travelling or accommodation expenses;
(e) fees paid on searches;
(f) costs of extracts from any register or record;
(g) other disbursements reasonably and properly paid and incurred (which shall be itemized in any bill of costs rendered by the solicitor to the client);
(h) the cost of any extra work;
(i) fees relating to any business of a contentious nature;
(j) fees relating to any proceeding in any court; and
(k) miscellaneous expenses not exceeding RM100.

Order 6. Discount.
(2) No discount may be given on fees specified in the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Schedules


2. Buyer’s legal fees -Sale and Transfer

The conveyance of property Are usually based on the Consideration or Adjudicated Market Value (whichever is higher)

Scale of Fees:-
For the first RM500,000.00 1.0% (subject to a minimum fee of RM500.00)
For the next RM500,000.00 0.8%
For the next RM2,000,000.00 0.7%
For the next RM2,000,000.00 0.6%
For the next RM2,500,000.00 0.5%
Where the consideration or the adjudicated value is in excess of RM7,500,000.00
Negotiable on the excess (but shall not exceed 0.5% of such excess)


3. Buyer’s legal fees- Stamp duty for Sale and Transfer

In Malaysia, the stamp duty on MOT is payable by buyer based on the market value of the property (instead of what purchase price indicated on your Sale and Purchase Agreement.)

First RM100,000: 1%
Next 400,000 -RM500,000) : 2%
RM500,001 – RM 1,000,000: 3%
RM 1,000,000 or more: 4%


4. Buyer’s legal fees- Loan financing

The legal fees for Charges, Debenture, and other Security or Financing Documents shall be based on Amount Secured or Financed

Scale of Fees-
For the first RM500,000.00 1.0% (subject to a minimum fee of RM500.00)
For the next RM500,000.00 0.8%
For the next RM2,000,000.00 0.7%
For the next RM2,000,000.00 0.6%
For the next RM2,500,000.00 0.5%
Where the amount secured or financed is in excess of RM7,500,000.00 Negotiable on the excess (but shall not exceed 0.5% of such excess)
For the principal instrument Full scale fee
For each subsidiary instrument within the meaning of subsection 4(3) of the Stamp Act 1949 [Act 378] 10% (subject to a minimum fee of RM300.00 and a
maximum fee of RM1,200.00)


5. Buyer legal fees- Stamp duty for loan financing

Stamp duty of 0.5% based on the loan amount.


6. Seller’s legal fees:- Sale and Transfer

The seller is always advised to seek for representation of a lawyer whenever they want to sell their property. There is no such thing call as “share lawyer” .The legal fees to engage a lawyer are also usually based on the Consideration or Adjudicated Market Value (whichever is higher)

Scale of Fees:-
For the first RM500,000.00 1.0% (subject to a minimum fee of RM500.00)
For the next RM500,000.00 0.8%
For the next RM2,000,000.00 0.7%
For the next RM2,000,000.00 0.6%
For the next RM2,500,000.00 0.5%
Where the consideration or the adjudicated value is in excess of RM7,500,000.00
Negotiable on the excess (but shall not exceed 0.5% of such excess)


7. Registration & Miscellaneous Fees

Adjudicated value (Johor)14A(RM)
less than RM 25,000 50.00
more than RM 25,000 to RM 50,000 80.00
more than RM 50,000 to RM 100,000 150.00
more than RM 100,000 to RM 200,000 300.00
more than RM 200,000 to RM 300,000 600.00
more than RM 300,000 to RM 400,000 1500.00
more than RM 400,000 to RM 500,000 2000.00
more than RM 500,000 and above +additional RM100.00 for every RM50,000 2000.00+
Filing Fees & Miscellenous

8.Appoint your lawyer and do your budgeting!

Ultimately, buying a home is a serious life decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  You are advise to consult a lawyer for a quote or do a budgeting by yourself- legal fees calculator.


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