Seeking an affordable rate for the services of a real estate lawyer is perfectly understandable. Legal fees for real estate services may come at a time when a purchaser or seller faces a miscellany of fees, user fees, taxes, permits and so on.
A ‘cheap’ real estate lawyer is sometimes the request. A commonly held belief is that conveyancing is repetitive or delegated entirely to assistants. Real estate conveyancing has in fact been described by the Courts in the past as ‘commodity work’, which is a useful classification. But commoditization does not reduce the price to negligibility, and if not for some repetition in the process the costs would be much greater. It is also the rare case which has no issues of complexity.
What consumers of any service can and should hope for is that the price is set by a legitimately competitive supply. Happily for the users of real estate lawyers in Alberta, that is so.
The bottom line is that real estate law must be as affordable as can be the case in the community, while transacted honestly with nothing less than perfect attention and quality. This is the traditional responsibility of the profession. For cost-effective real estate services of the highest quality, please contact us at our convenient North Edmonton location.