Conveyancing

Residential 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 range from:

 Property price

 Legal fees

 VAT 20%

 Legal fees inc. VAT

 Under £100,000.00

 £550.00

 £110.00

 £660.00

 £100,001.00 - £150,000.00

 £600.00

 £120.00

 £720.00

 £150,001.00 - £200,000.00

 £650.00

 £130.00

 £780.00

 £200,001.00 - £250,000.00

 £720.00

 £144.00

 £864.00

 £250,001.00 - £300,000.00

 £770.00

 £154.00

 £924.00

 £300,001.00 - £350,000.00

 £825.00

 £165.00

 £990.00

 £350,001.00 - £400,000.00

 £875.00

 £175.00

 £1,050.00

 £400,0001 - £450,000.00

 £925.00

 £185.00

 £1,110.00

 £450,001.00 - £500,000.00

 £990.00

 £198.00

 £1,188.00

 £500,001.00 - £600,000.00

 £1,025.00

 £205.00

 £1,230.00

 £600,001.00 - £700,000.00

 £1,100.00

 £220.00

 £1,320.00

 £7,000,001 - £800,000.00

 £1,150.00

 £230.00

 £1,380.00

 £800,001.00 - £900,000.00

 £1,200.00

 £240.00

 £1,440.00

 £900,001.00 - £1,000,000.00

 £1,375.00

 £275.00

 £1,650.00

 £1,000,001.00 - £2,000,000.00

 £1,650.00 -   £2,500.00

 £330.00 –

 £500.00

 £1,980 – £3,000.00

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

£180.00 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  

£180.00 inc. VAT

If you are selling or buying a property under a Shared Ownership Lease

£180.00 inc. VAT

If you are utilising a Help to Buy ISA for the deposit to buy a property

£60.00 inc. VAT

If you are taking out a Help to Buy Equity Loan to buy a property

£180.00 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, 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 registered documents

£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 a 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

Jo Wood, Conveyancing Executive

Andrew Jackson, Conveyancing Executive

Samantha Manning, Chartered Legal Executive

Adrian Avory, Post Completion Executive

Michaela De Paola, Paralegal

Jayne Prior, Paralegal

Claire Lodge, Property Assistant