Select Page

Our Fees

“We have a reputation for providing a high level of service with a designated Conveyancer at a cost which is extremely competitive.”

We offer a fixed fee for this type of service which is based on the value of the property in question. The prices below are for our legal fees for the complete service which includes:

Taking your initial instructions, carrying out searches and raising enquiries, managing and exchanging contracts on your behalf, ensuring funds are transferred properly for completing the transfer of property, and registering the property in your name. 

The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements. These prices are for a straightforward Registered Freehold property with one title.

Get your Quote

To get a no obligation, exact quote contact us on the number below:

Call: 029 2039 5888

There may be additional tax due on this matter which would be separate to the estimated cost. Please visit the below links for more information:

WRA Land Transaction Tax Calculator (Properties in Wales)

HMRC Stamp Duty Tax Calculator (Properties in England)

In certain circumstances, where the matter is unexpectedly complex, there may be additional fees payable:

  • if legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • if you discover building regulations or planning permission has not been obtained
  • if crucial documents you have previously requested from the client have not been provided
  • if there is more than one mortgage involved

Disbursements are costs related to third party services which we pay on your behalf. We have not included the following disbursements which are priced based on the cost these services are charged to us:

Electronic Money Transfer Fee: £35

Office Copies of your title: £3

Search Fees: Dependent on Local Authority

HM Land Registry Fees for transfers or surrenders affecting the whole of a title:

  • By Portal:
    • Up to £80,000 – £20
    • Up to £100,000 – £40
    • Up to £200,000 – £95
    • Up to £500,000 – £135
    • Up to £1,000,000 – £270
    • Over £1,000,000 – £540
  • By Post:
    • Up to £80,000 – £40
    • Up to £100,000 – £80
    • Up to £200,000 – £190
    • Up to £500,000 – £270
    • Up to £1,000,000 – £540
    • Over £1,000,000 – £910

There may be additional fees based on the nature of your sale or purchase. The most common ones to arise are listed below along with their additional fee. These prices do not include VAT:

Leasehold Property: £175 (On Remortgage: £95)

New Build Property: £150

Help to Buy: £175

Unregistered Title: £150

Although every effort has been made to ensure all potential fees and disbursements have been included individual properties may need additional searches or require more extensive advice. It is rare that we will need to review our costs and in any event we will always confirm costs with you before beginning work.

Meet the Team

Liane Farthing

Supervisor, Director, Head of Property & Private Client, Solicitor
Qualified: 1990

Liane is head of Property and Private Clients. In addition to this role Liane also manages the Firm. Following qualification, Liane practiced as an in-house lawyer at the Principality Building Society followed by responsibility for the management of the Deeds Department and then Mortgage Administration and Insurance Department , roles which have helped Liane combine legal expertise with management. After six years with Principality Building Society Liane moved to Eversheds where she helped establish their direct sales and purchase conveyancing arm, including a Call Centre. More recently at Berry Smith, Liane set up their equity release team acting for one of the country’s leading providers. Liane joined Hopkins Law as a Partner in November 2007 to head the firm’s Property Department. Her years of experience allow her to deal with all aspects of property transactions, including Commercial and Residential Sales and Purchases, Leases, Remortgages and Equity Release. Liane combines professionalism with an approachable style evidenced by our clients comments on our Testimonials page.

David Husband

Consultant, Solicitor
Qualified: 1978

David has over thirty years of experience in the Law having qualified in 1978. From 1982 to 2010 David was a partner in the firms of Husband and Husband and subsequently Husband Saye before joining Hopkins Law as a Consultant in October 2010. Like many of his generation David started his career as a general practitioner but as the law expanded his interests focused on non-contentious matters and he now specialises in the law relating to Property, Wills, Probate and the Elderly.

Lindsey Bowles

Solicitor
Qualified: 2006

Lindsey studied Law & French in Cardiff, where she attained her degree. Lindsey certainly has an international outlook, having worked in Geneva, Zurich & London. Her expertise in Residential & Commercial Conveyancing, combined with her knowledge and experience in Landlord & Tenant Matters, Bridging Loans, buy to let purchases and HMO work, ensures that her clients have all of the necessary information to help them make the right decisions and navigate the legal process successfully. Because she has great business acumen, her services are highly individual and tailor-made to clients’ specific requirements. Her professional, helpful and approachable nature is a welcome asset to our expanding team.

Katherine Vargas

Licensed Conveyancer

Katherine enjoys an enviable reputation within the industry as a highly professional, responsible and conscientious individual. Her abilities demonstrate the highest level of conveyancing experience including residential freehold/leasehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity, buy to lets, new builds and remortgages. Additionally, she works side by side with Probate and Matrimonial Solicitors in the sale of estate properties and matrimonial home sales. Katherine is a highly trained, experienced and personable professional and we are delighted that she is part of the team at our Chepstow office.

Kelly Lewis

Senior Conveyancer

Kelly has worked in Cardiff in the conveyancing field since 1996 and became a conveyancer in 2000. She joined Hopkins Law in February 2011 in the property department where she is a specialist Conveyancer covering all aspects of residential conveyancing. Kelly is very efficient and professional ensuring clients always receive an excellent service, in fact the majority of her new instructions come from repeat business and clients who have recommended her! Whilst she is based in our Cowbridge Office, Kelly acts on behalf of clients throughout Wales and England in connection with their property transactions.

Alice Jones

Trainee Solicitor

Alice graduated from Swansea University in 2010 where she attained a first class honours degree in Law. In 2011 she went on to achieve a distinction in her LPC. Originally specialising in Family Law, Alice now assists clients in Conveyancing and Wills & Probate. She manages a varied caseload of conveyancing files and has earned an enviable reputation for her customer care and professional service.

Our PRocess

Purchases & Sales

Stage 1

Taking Instructions

At this stage your solicitor will establish contact with everyone involved. We collect the relevant documents and information from everyone involved to get the process started and ID for the client is obtained.

Stage 2

Pre-Contract

This is where your solicitor does their due diligence. We perform searches on the property and raise the usual enquiries as well as reviewing the deeds and related paperwork to ensure good title to the property. If we catch anything out of the ordinary, we’ll discuss it with you and work out how to move forward. When you’re selling a property with us we respond to the new buyers queries and they perform the searches.

On checking the title we write up a contract to confirm the terms of the property transfer. Once the contract is approved it can be signed along with the transfer. We’ll then invite you to sign it and transfer us your deposit if you’re making a purchase.

Stage 3

Exchanging Contracts

At the point where contracts are exchanged the transfer of property becomes binding. We will transfer your deposit if you’re making a purchase and agree a ‘completion date’ which is when we will transfer ownership.

Stage 4

Completion

This is the day that the transfer is completed. Solicitors will confirm the transfer of funds due, and the keys are released from your estate agents – congratulations on your new home!

Stage 5

Post Completion

Following completion your solicitor will set about arranging the payment of any tax due, and the registration of the transfer of property with the Land Registry.

Mortgages & Re-Mortgages

Stage 1

Reviewing the Mortgage

When it comes to mortgages your solicitor is required to review the offer as well as the other property documents (e.g. deeds). We’ll check over your mortgage offer and make sure all the conditions are met. We may have to carry out some searches on the property at this point too to satisfy your mortgage lender.

Stage 2

Arranging Completion

Once your lender and you are content with the offer and that conditions are being met you sign the Mortgage Deeds. Your solicitor then gets an up-to-date settlement figure for your existing mortgage and we set a date to transfer all of the funds.

Stage 3

Completion

On the day of completion we will settle any existing mortgages and we transfer any left over money to you. Finally, we register your new mortgage at the Land Registry.