Conveyancing – Our Fees

We would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a personalised quote for your transaction. Please complete our online form or alternatively if you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our fees can vary depending on a number of factors including your own circumstances and the value of the property that you are considering buying or selling. We have a dedicated and experienced residential property conveyancing team who will guide you through the whole conveyancing process and do everything possible to deliver you a first-class service with a personal touch. We are as upfront as possible with our conveyancing fees and offer fixed fees on all residential conveyancing transactions. See below for an overview of fees associated with a standard matter.

Sale of a freehold residential property

Sale Price Fees
£0 – £200,000 £495 – £595 +VAT and disbursements
£200,000 – £300,000 £595 – £695 +VAT and disbursements
£300,000 – £500,000 £695 – £795 +VAT and disbursements
£500,000 – £700,000 £895 +VAT and disbursements

Purchase of a freehold residential property

Purchase Price Fees
£0 – £200,000 £595 – £695 +VAT and disbursements
£200,000 – £300,000 £695 – £795 +VAT and disbursements
£300,000 – £500,000 £795 – £895 +VAT and disbursements
£500,000 – £700,000 £895 – £995 +VAT and disbursements

Additional charges payable if applicable

  • Transactions involving leasehold property: £150 + VAT
  • CHAPS fees: £40 +VAT
  • Indemnity Insurance Policy: £40 +VAT
  • Anti- Money Laundering ID check fees £1.83 + VAT.

Timings

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to or out of your house will depend on a number of factors. We usually find it takes 8-10 weeks for most but again, this can vary. You can expect clear communication with the person handling your transaction and will be informed of key stages of the process, likely timescales for each stage, and details of any services that might be expected to be included, but which are not.

Stages of the process of buying a house

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. The key stages are as follows:

  • Checking and processing your instructions including carrying out the identity and anti-money laundering checks (required by law to carry out)
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Ordering all necessary searches and checking the results
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree on completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Land Transaction Tax (Wales) or Stamp Duty (England and Northern Ireland)
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Stages of the process of selling a house

The precise stages involved in the selling of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. The key stages are as follows:

  • Checking and processing your instructions including carrying out the identity and anti-money laundering checks (required by law)
  • Obtaining details of your property from the Land Registry
  • Obtaining redemption statements from your mortgage lender
  • Drafting and negotiating the contract and transfer, etc.
  • Deducing title to the purchaser’s solicitors
    Replying to usual enquiries raised by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Correspondence and telephone calls with yourself, your agent and the purchaser’s solicitor
  • When agreed and where possible, exchanging contracts and completing the transfer, etc.
  • Dealing with the transfer of funds between the relevant parties
  • Where you have a charge on the property, it will be necessary to deal with the discharge of the charge

Remortgaging

Whether you are remortgaging your house in order to raise extra cash or changing your lender for a better deal you will need to instruct a solicitor to carry out the legal work on your behalf. You will be provided with regular updates by telephone and/or in writing as your case progresses.

We offer a fixed fee of £595 for all remortgages.

Transfer of Equity and gifts.

Whether you want to transfer a property from joint names into a sole name, gift a property or add a new party onto the ownership register at the Land Registry, our team of experts can guide you through the process.

We offer a fixed fee of £450 +VAT and disbursements.

Disbursements

Disbursements are expenses related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of these expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Any such expenses will be explained to you clearly beforehand. By way of example only, they include the following:

  • Land Registry Document Fees
  • Local Search fees
  • Bankruptcy search fees
  • Leasehold Management Company Pack charges
  • Land Registration fees
  • Stamp Duty or Land Transaction Tax (depending on the location of the property being purchased)
  • Notice fees (on leasehold property)
  • Indemnity insurance fees (if required)

Land Transaction Tax (LTT) or Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) (for properties in England)

The amount of tax that you pay on Completion depends on the purchase price of your property and how many properties/interest in properties each buyer will have at the end of the day of completion of the purchase.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) collect SDLT and Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA) collect LTT.

If you wish for clarity or have any queries on the level of Tax, you should consult with a relevant adviser in advance of the exchange of contracts. Please refer to the relevant calculators for Tax:

HMRC (for properties in England) : gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax/residential-property-rates or

Welsh Revenue Authority (for properties in Wales): lttcalculator.wra.gov.wales