Conveyancing costs and services

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Purchase of a freehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. 
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Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

Legal fee £425 to £775
Electronic money transfer fee £36 per transfer
VAT payable £85.00 to £155

Estimated total: £510 to £930


How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-12 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer with no chain, purchasing a freehold property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, on average between 3 and 6 months, and in some cases even longer. In such a situation additional charges would apply.


Stages of the process

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

  • 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
  • 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 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 lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry


Purchase of a leasehold residential property

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property is in Wales.  Please click here to obtain your instant conveyancing quote.

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

  • Legal fee (please click here for more details) £525 to £875
  • Electronic money transfer fee £36 per transfer
  • VAT payable £105 to £175

Estimated total: £630 to £1050

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 12 – 16 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer with no chain, with a mortgage in principle, it could take 10 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, on average between 3 and 6 months, and in some cases even longer. In such a situation additional charges would apply.
 

Stages of the process

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • Advise you on joint ownership
  • Obtain pre-completion searches
  • 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 lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax

Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
 

Sale of a freehold residential property – information on pricing

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the sale of your home, including paying off all charges secured on the property

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

  • Legal fee (please click here for more details) £425 to £775
  • Electronic money transfer fee £36 per transfer
  • VAT payable £85 to £155

Estimated total: £519 to £930
 

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Official Copy Entry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.

Official Copy Entry fees: £6 to £24

Subtotal: £6 to £24

*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

Grand total depending on the price you are selling for is between: £519 to £930

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential freehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Send out draft contract on receipt of initial documents
  • Obtain initial redemption figures on all charges secured on the property
  • Receive enquiries and reply to them
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Arrange for signing of draft Transfer
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will receive the sale funds)
  • Obtain final redemption figure
  • Provide completion statement
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with redemption of charges

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take from the offer being accepted until you can receive the sale proceeds will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 12 and 16 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

* Our fee assumes that:

this is a standard transaction and not at a high value and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction;

the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise;

all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation;

no indemnity policies are required. A fee of £30 plus VAT and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required;

the land is registered. If it is unregistered, an additional fee of £75 plus VAT will be charged;

no of a declaration of trust, deed of variation or statutory declaration are required, (if one or other is needed, we will apply an additional charge, based on the additional work required, to prepare the necessary documentation).
 

Sale of a leasehold residential property – information on pricing

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the sale of your home, including paying off all charges secured on the property. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

  • Legal fee (please click here for more details) £525 to £875
  • Electronic money transfer fee £36 per transfer
  • VAT payable £105 to £175

Estimated total: £630 to £1050

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Official Copy Entry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease.

  • Official Copy Entry fees: £6 to £24

Subtotal: £6 to £24


 Anticipated Disbursements*

  • Management Pack fees. These are to be paid to the managing agents or landlord to provide information and documents in relation to the property which is then forwarded to the buyer’s solicitor. The fees range from £100 to £500 per pack.

*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

Grand total depending on the price you are selling for is between: £630 to £1050

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Send out draft contract on receipt of initial documents
  • Obtain initial redemption figures on all charges secured on the property
  • Obtain management pack and send to buyer’s solicitors
  • Receive enquiries and reply to them
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Arrange for signing of draft Transfer
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will receive the sale funds)
  • Obtain final redemption figure
  • Provide completion statement
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with redemption of charges
     

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take from the offer being accepted until you receive the proceeds of sale will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 12 and 16 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

* Our fee assumes that:

a. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction;

b. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise;

c. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation;

d. no indemnity policies are required. An additional fee of £50 plus VAT and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required;

e. the land is registered. If it is unregistered, an additional fee of £295 plus VAT will be charged;

f. none of a declaration of trust, deed of variation or statutory declaration are required, (if one or other is needed, we will apply an additional charge, based on the additional work required, to prepare the necessary documentation).


Re-mortgage of a freehold or leasehold residential property – information on pricing

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the re-mortgage of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry.
 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

  • Legal fee £450 (freehold fully inclusive)
  • Legal Fee £510 (leasehold fully inclusive)

Estimated total:

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. There are certain disbursements which will be set out in the individual lease relating to the Property. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease.

  • HM Land Registry fee (no VAT charged): £20 to £270 (Standard fee of £20.00 is included in the above all inclusive fee)
  • Search fees: £140 to £220 (If required by lender) or;
  • Alternative to searches is no search insurance £14.00 to £33.00

Subtotal: £140-£220


Anticipated Disbursements*

  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is leasehold) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £20 and £150.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee (if the property is leasehold) - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £50 and £150.
  • Obtain ground rent receipt and buildings insurance confirmation from landlord - £10 to £400

*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

Grand total depending on the price you are paying, between: £1,446 and £2,252

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place
  • Obtain redemption figure for existing mortgage, if appropriate
  • Obtain landlord fees and requirements if a leasehold property
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer and sign mortgage deed
  • Obtain pre-completion searches
  • Agree completion date (date from when the new mortgage will take effect)
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender
  • Complete re-mortgage
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
  • Deal with landlord’s requirements if a leasehold property

How long will my re-mortgage take?

How long it will take from you getting a mortgage offer to completing the re-mortgage will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6 and 8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the individual lenders.

* Our fee assumes that:

this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction

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

all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation

no indemnity policies are required. An additional fee of £30 plus VAT and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

the land is registered. If it is unregistered, an additional fee of £75 plus VAT will be charged
 

Conveyancing Team

Our team has over 75 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to conveyancing.

The Conveyancing Team:

Ryan David, Partner – over 20 years’ experience in conveyancing

Elizabeth Thompson, Partner – over 30 years’ experience in conveyancing

Sian Tuck Associate Solicitor– over 12 years’ experience in conveyancing

Kireene David Associate Solicitor – over 10 years’ experience in conveyancing

Sam Rees, Trainee Licenced Conveyancer – over 2 years’ experience in conveyancing

 

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