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Misha, Home Buyer in 11375

Is it normal for lawyer to charge fees the day prior to closing day? I thought we would be writing out all payments on date of closing.

Asked by Misha, 11375 Fri Jun 10, 2011

Closing Date Lawyer fees

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Hi Annette,

The lawyer asked for payment to be made one day before the closing date.
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Custom in Forest Hills is to pay all the lawyer's fees at closing.
Did your lawyer tell you when his fees are due?
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it does seem highly irregular. Almost always in my deals the lawyer settles at closing once all the money is transacted. If there are a number of major charges above the agreed price, he may want to clear that up in private(in case there's an argument). Otherwise if it's a standard fee, then it seems a bit wierd to pay before the transaction is completed
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