The seller is the one who transfers the property to the buyer by means of a public notary deed. This lawyer, chosen by the parties, is in charge of verifying the documents, authenticating them and finally to register the transaction in the National Registry.
The attorney’s fees vary according to the chosen person, but according to the law, the costs for these services range between 1% and 1.25% of the total cost of the real estate transaction.
In general, the costs of buying properties in Costa Rica are the buyer’s duty, in exchange for certain benefits, such as a reduction in the total price of the property for example. However, there is also the possibility that legal expenses and tax costs are divided equally between the parties.