Our Conveyancing Service Pricing Guide

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As every property transaction is different, we provide a personal fee estimate of conveyancing fees when you first visit the office. In order to determine what will be involved in your case and give you an accurate estimate of total fees, we first need to understand your situation and what the process will involve.

Some fee examples

We have set out below some example fees for different types of transaction. In each case, our fees cover all of our work required to complete the transaction, plus any extra charges and payments made to others third parties on your behalf (called disbursements).

  • Freehold Sale
  • Freehold Purchase
  • Leasehold Sale
  • Leasehold Purchase

Remortgage

Please note these examples are just a guide; they are not a quotation. For a more detailed estimate, please fill out our enquiry form or call one of our team.


Factors that affect the fees

Our fees are not driven solely by the purchase price of the property. Lots of things can increase the cost of a conveyancing transaction. They include:

  • Problems with the legal title
  • If part or all of the property is not registered
  • The sale contract is non-standard and needs to be negotiated
  • You are using the Help to Buy scheme
  • The property is a new build
  • You are buying share of freehold
  • The lease needs extending
  • There are service charge arrears (on a leasehold property)
  • Mortgage/funding arrangements

Payments to others (Disbursements)

During the conveyancing process we often need to pay costs to other people – these costs are called disbursements. Common examples include Land Registry search fees and landlord’s cost for preparing a Landlord’s Management Pack.


Transactions that do not proceed

Sometimes a conveyancing transaction falls through. This can be frustrating if you have incurred costs, especially if the transaction collapses near to exchange.

When we agree to our fees with you at the outset, you can agree to an increased fee to ensure that in the event that your transaction does not proceed, that we will not charge you. This waiver of our fees will only apply when the transaction fails due to:

  • The other party withdrawing, through no fault of yours
  • The survey revealing a serious defect that has a material impact on the value of the property
  • A defect in the title being discovered that cannot be resolved
  • The waiver does not apply to disbursements, for example search fees.
  • Please call us to discuss how this might apply to your transaction.

Referral fees

We do not pay referral fees to any intermediaries in relation to our conveyancing work.

Freehold Sale

Price of Property

  • Up to £500,000
  • £500,001 – £1,000,000
  • £1,000,001 – £1,500,000
  • £1,500,001 – £2,000,000
  • Electronic Money Transfer Fee

Legal Fees

  • £1,350 – £2.025
  • £1,350 – £2,250
  • £1,500 – £3,150
  • £2,100 – £4,940
  • £34.50 plus VAT

Payment to others

There is a Land Registry fee of £6 for an official copy of the register and £6 each for any supporting documents.

About the process

The average freehold sale takes between four and eight weeks, but it may be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain and the circumstances of your transaction. At the outset, we will discuss the timescale you have in mind and will work to meet your expectations where possible.

Key stages

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Prepare draft contract documents
  • Reply to enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitors
  • Give you advice on all documents and information relevant to the sale
  • Send the final contract to you for signature
  • Agree on completion date (the date on which you will vacate the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Send final transfer documents to you for signature
  • Complete the sale
  • Settle the agents’ invoice from the sale proceeds
  • Redeem any mortgage(s)
  • Transfer any balance of funds held

Please note the above examples are just a guide; they are not a quotation

Freehold Purchase

Price of Property

  • Up to £500,000
  • £500,001 – £1,000,000
  • £1,000,001 – £1,500,000
  • £1,500,001 – £2,500,000
  • Electronic Money Transfer Fee

Legal Fees

  • £1,550 – £2,325
  • £1,550 – £2,550
  • £1,700 – £3,450
  • £2,300 – £5,240
  • £34.50

Payments to others 

Search fees £350 (estimated)

Land Registry fee – the fee will depend upon the purchase price:

Price of Property

  • £0 – £80,000
  • £80,001 – £100,000
  • £100,001 – £200,000
  • £200,001 – £500,000
  • £500,001 – £1,000,000
  • £1,000,001 and over

Fee

  • £20
  • £40
  • £95
  • £135
  • £270
  • £455

Please note that the level of search fees and Land Registry fees may vary depending on the particular circumstances of your purchase.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

The amount of tax payable will depend on the purchase price and whether you own other properties. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website or, if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.

About the Process

The average freehold purchase takes between four and eight weeks, but it may be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain and the circumstances of your transaction. At the outset, we will discuss the timescale you have in mind and will work to meet your expectations where possible.

Key stages

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through with you the conditions of the mortgage offer
  • Send the final contract to you for signature
  • Agree 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 you and the Lender
  • Carry out pre-completion searches
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Deal with the application for registration at the Land Registry
  • Provide you with a copy of the completed registration at the Land Registry

Leasehold sale

Price of Property

  • Up to £500,000
  • £500,001 – £1,000,000
  • £1,000,001 – £1,500,000
  • £1,500,001 – £2,500,000
  • Electronic Money Transfer Fee

Legal Fees

  • £1,500 – £2,250
  • £1,500 – £2,500
  • £1,665 – £3,500
  • £2,335 – £5,485
  • £34.50 plus VAT

Payments to others

Search fees £350 (estimated)

Landlord’s notice and administration charges (these are set by the landlord but are commonly £100 – £300)

Land Registry Fee

Price of Property

  • £0- £80,000
  • £80,001 – £100,000
  • £100,001 – £200,000
  • £200,001 – £500,000
  • £500,001 – £1,000,000
  • £1,000,001 and over

Fee

  • £20
  • £40
  • £95
  • £135
  • £270
  • £455

Please note that the level of search fees and Land Registry fees may vary depending on the particular circumstances of your purchase.

Stamp duty and Tax Law

The amount of tax payable will depend on the purchase price and whether you own other properties. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website or, if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.

About the process

The average leasehold purchase takes between four and eight weeks, but it may be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain and the circumstances of your transaction. At the outset, we will discuss the timescale you have in mind and will work to meet your expectations where possible.

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through with you the conditions of the mortgage offer
  • Send the final contract and, if applicable, mortgage deed to you for signature
  • Agree 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 you and the lender, including apportionments of ground rents and service charges
  • Carry out pre-completion searches
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
  • Send you a copy of completed registration at the Land Registry
  • Give notice of your purchase to your landlord