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Jun 08, 2017

Very low transaction costs in Iceland

How high are realtors’ and lawyers’ fees in Iceland? What about other property purchase costs?

Transaction Costs

Who Pays?
Registration Fee 0.10% buyer
Stamp Duty 0.80% buyer
Real Estate Agent’s Fee ISK1,350 (€16) buyer
Costs paid by buyer 2.40% - 3.40%
Costs paid by seller 0% - 0%
See Footnotes
Source: Global Property Guide

Footnotes to Transaction Costs Table

The round trip transaction costs include all costs of buying and then re-selling a property – lawyers’ fees, notaries’ fees, registration fees, taxes, agents’ fees, etc.

Real Estate Agent´s Fee:
Real estate agent’s fee is generally around 1.50% to 2.50% of the property value.

Stamp Duty
The stamp duty rate for property transfers is ISK2,000 (€17) plus 0.80% of the official real estate valuation of the property. The official real estate valuation of the property is usually lower than the purchase price or the market value of the property.

Registration Fee:
Registration fees are around 0.10% of the property value.



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