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PROPERTY AND RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING PRICE TRANSPARENCY

Our residential property team deals with all areas of residential conveyancing including but not limited to sales, purchases, and re-mortgages, to Freehold and Leasehold houses and flats, new build properties, shared ownership, right to buy purchases and transfer of equity.

Our specialist team of lawyers and support staff have between them, many years of conveyancing experience and they are experts in delivering high quality work in all property matters.

For details of our key staff, including information on their qualifications and experience, please refer to the people section of our website.

Our fixed fees for typical transactions, together with the likely disbursements are set out below.  In addition we have included a link to a stamp duty calculator and link for land registry fees.  Unlike many firms we do not add on supplemental charges.  Please remember that we will always provide you with a written estimate once you provide us with full details.

 

LEGAL FEES 

RESIDENTIAL PURCHASE

Value of property:

RESIDENTIAL SALE 

Value of Property:

OTHER TRANSACTION TYPES

The above fees cover our legal work for the transaction and assume that:-

  • This is standard transaction and that no unforeseen matter arise (e.g. defect in title which requires remedying or the preparation of additional documents.

  • This is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease

  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise

 

Disbursements – costs payable to third parties which are necessary for the transaction:

 

SALE:

  • ID check (Thirdfort) - £14.50 plus VAT

  • International ID check (Thirdfort) - £12.65 plus VAT

  • Land Registry fees for copy documents £3 plus VAT per document

  • Docu-sign Protocol Forms £10

  • Bank transfer fee (repaying mortgage; sending proceeds to you) £24 plus VAT per transfer

  • Management Company fees for leasehold sale pack – check with Management Company

  • Freeholder fees for leasehold sale pack – check with Freeholder/Agent

  • Any other disbursements that arise – we will confirm with you prior to agreeing these

 

 

PURCHASE:

  • Searches – estimated at £220 for basic search pack

  • Any additional searches required – we will confirm with you prior to ordering these

  • ID check (Thirdfort) - £14.50 plus VAT

  • International ID check (Thirdfort) - £12.65 plus VAT

  • Source of funds check (Gift) £12.75 plus VAT

  • Land Registry fees for copy documents £3 plus VAT per document

  • Land Registry searches £2/£3 per search

  • SDLT and HMLR submission £15

  • Land Registry registration fee between £20 - £1,105 depending on purchase price HM Land Registry: Registration Services fees 

  • Bank transfer fee (sending funds to seller’s solicitor) £24 plus VAT per transfer

  • Bank account check - £12.50 plus VAT

  • Management Company fees for post completion work– check with Management Company

  • Freeholder fees for post completion work – check with Freeholder/Agent

  • Stamp Duty - varies Stamp Duty Land Tax Calculator / What type of purchase is it? 

  • Any other disbursements that arise – we will confirm with you prior to agreeing these

 

 

How long will my house purchase take?

We endeavour to meet all our client’s expectations. How long will it take from your offer being accepted until you move into your house will depend on a number of factors.

 

The average legal process is calculated from when we receive contract papers from the seller’s solicitor:

  • Freehold property with no issues : 4-6 weeks

  • Leasehold property with no issues : 8-10 weeks

 

It can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain.

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