I have been charged R500 by a conveyancer for :- FICA identification and verification fee.
When I queried this and asked what they had actually done to earn this fee, I was told that:-
"We are an accountable institution in terms of FICA and entitled to charge a fee to identity and verify each and every client."
R500 to take the copy of my id and an account that I made and hand delivered and file it away in case they get audited by the FICA police.
What did they actually do to earn that?
Is this a standard scenario?
Does anybody know whether there is a suggested charges cheatsheet with fees for FICA related events put out by anybody?