Conveyancing pricing

Selling and/or buying a property

Our fees cover all of the legal work required to complete the sale or purchase of a property from the point at which an offer is accepted through to completion and include repayment of any mortgage on a sale and payment of any Stamp Duty Land Tax and registration of your ownership of the property at the Land Registry on a purchase.

Our fees are based on a standard transaction with no unforeseen matters arising. In the unlikely event that an issue arises which would result in an increase of our fees, we will provide you with a full detailed explanation of the issue, details of the additional legal work required and of any additional legal fees which would be payable.

Legal fees

Every firm of Lawyers will operate a fixed fee for buying and selling residential properties and the amount of the fee will vary from firm to firm. Our legal fees for buying or selling a property are based on the property price and where you are located. The conveyancing work will be undertaken by the office closest to where you are living. We have offices in Cambridge, London, Nottingham, Peterborough and Stamford. Please click here for conveyancing legal fees. As well as the standard conveyancing fees you may need to pay for additional items and expenses. These lists are further down the page here.

What our fee includes for a standard sale or purchase*:

SalePurchase
Taking your instructions and giving you initial adviceTaking your instructions and giving you initial advice
Drafting, issuing and advising on contract documentsReceiving and advising on contract documents
Replying to enquiries of buyer’s solicitorCarrying out searches
Giving you advice on what documents and information are required to be sent to buyer’s solicitorObtaining further planning documentation if required
Sending final contract to you for signatureMaking any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
Agreeing completion date (date from which the buyer owns the property)Giving you advice on all documents and information received
Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happenedGoing through conditions of mortgage offer with you
Completing the saleSending final contract to you for signature
Repaying any mortgages secured against the propertyAdvising on joint ownership
Agreeing completion date (date from which you own the property)
Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
Arranging for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
Completing purchase
Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
Dealing with application for registration at Land Registry

What our fee includes for a leasehold sale or purchase

All of the above* plus:

SalePurchase
Making any necessary enquiries of landlord/managing agentMaking any necessary enquiries of landlord/managing agent
Corresponding with freeholder/managing agentCorresponding with freeholder/managing agent
Reviewing the lease to ascertain requirements to be complied with before sale can completeDrafting Transfer
Dealing with requirements to any superior landlordAdvising you on joint ownership

Additional legal fees

In certain circumstances, additional work will be required and the following legal fees will be payable:

If you are having a mortgage to buy a property£216.00 inc. VAT
If the property you are selling or buying is leasehold£240.00 inc. VAT
If you are selling or buying a property with a sitting Tenant £216.00 inc. VAT
If you are selling or buying a property under a Shared Ownership
Lease
£216.00 inc. VAT
If you are utilising a Help to Buy ISA for the deposit
to buy a property
£72.00 inc. VAT
If you are taking out a Help to Buy Equity Loan to buy a property£240.00 inc. VAT

Expenses

In addition to the legal fees, a number of expenses (often referred to as ‘disbursements’) are payable to third parties as follows:

 Expenses to buy a property
Search Fees including Local Authority, Drainage & Water, Environmental, Chancel Repair, Land
Registry and Bankruptcy searches. The exact search fees will depend on the location of the property
£250.00 – £350.00 inc. VAT (approximately)
Land Registry Fee which is dependent on the property price and can be checked
at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees#scale-1-fees
£40.00 – £910.00
Stamp Duty Land Tax which is dependent on the purchase price and your personal
circumstances. Stamp Duty Land Tax can be calculated at: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro
To be calculated
Bank Transfer Fee to transfer purchase monies for completion£36.00 inc. VAT
If you are buying a leasehold property, a Notice fee will
be payable to the Landlord or Management Company. The fee charged varies depending on the Landlord
or the Management Company.
To be confirmed
 Expenses to sell a property
Official Land Registry copies of the registers of title and plan£6.00
Official Land Registry copies of any
registereddocuments
£3.00 per document
Bank Transfer Fee to repay any mortgage£36.00 inc. VAT
If you are selling a leasehold property, a Management Information
Pack 
will need to be obtained from the Landlord or Management Company. The fee charged
for management information varies depending on the Landlord or the Management  Company.
To be confirmed

How long will my house sale or purchase take?

How long it will take from an offer being accepted until you can move will depend on a number of factors.
Generally speaking, a sale or purchase can take anywhere between 6 and 12 weeks to complete. However,
conveyancing transactions proceed only as quickly as the slowest transaction in the chain. Therefore if there
are hold ups or complications, either further up or lower down the chain, then this timescale could be exceeded.
We will of course keep you fully up to date as to the progress of your transaction and any possible delays.

Other property transactions

In addition to buying and selling property, we can assist with many other property related transactions
including transfers of property between parties, re-mortgages, registration of property or notices.

Legal fees for other property transactions

We will operate a fixed fee for a number of other property transactions as follows:

Transfer of the equity in a property with no
mortgage
£660.00 inc. VAT
Transfer of the equity in a
property with an existing mortgage
£780.00 inc. VAT
Transfer of the equity in a
property with re-mortgage
£864.00 inc. VAT
Re-mortgage of a property£540.00 inc. VAT
Voluntary first registration at the Land Registry of set
of Deeds
£360.00 inc. VAT
Assent of a registered property following a death£540.00 inc. VAT
Assent of an unregistered property following a death£600.00 inc. VAT

Our team

Our experienced team includes:

Michael Rabbett, Partner and Head of Property
John Segal, Partner
Neil Pota, Partner
May Tee, Associate
Zahir Iqbal, Senior Solicitor
Jo Wood, Conveyancing Executive
Andrew Jackson, Conveyancing Executive
Mary Sofolabo, Conveyancing Executive
Samantha Manning, Chartered Legal Executive
Adrian Avory, Post Completion Executive
Michaela De Paola, Paralegal
Claire Lodge, Property Assistant