February 14, 2013 1:38 PM Subscribe
The good faith estimate for my refinance included government recording charges $X, and title services/title insurance $Y. In the settlement statement, it turned out that the government recording charges were less than estimated, so the lawyer's office just increased the other fee so the total amount is still $(X+Y). Is this standard practice, or kind of a dick move?
posted by Behemoth to Work & Money (7 answers total)
The law office claims that their fees are "set" at that amount, and only the total $(X+Y), which did not increase, matters. This is in MA.