Legal Fees & Stamp Duty Calculation

Legal Fee Calculation Method

The Legal Fee for a standard Sale & Purchase Agreement is based on Solicitors’ Remuneration Order 2017. The scale fees are as follow:

Consideration or Adjudicated Value Scale of Fees
For the first RM500,000 1.0% (subject to a minimum fee of RM500)
For the next RM500,000 0.80%
For the next RM2,000,000 0.70%
For the next RM2,000,000 0.60%
For the next RM2,500,000 0.50%
Where the consideration or adjudicated value is in excess of RM 7,500,000 Negotiable on the excess
(but shall not exceed 0.5% of such excess)


Stamp Duty Calculation Method

In addition to Legal Fees, a buyer will also need to pay ad valorem stamp duty on the property transfer:

Consideration or Adjudicated Value Scale of Fees
First RM100,000 1%
Next RM400,000 2%
Thereafter 3%

For property price exceeding RM7.5 million, legal fees of the excess RM7.5 million is negotiable but subjected to maximum of 0.5%.