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Our Fees

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, undertaking due diligence exercises on the property, 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 unless otherwise stated and do not include disbursements.

Get your Quote

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

Call: 01633 867 000

Email: info@rlo.law

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, the above fees may not apply:

  • if legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • if crucial documents we have previously requested from you have not been provided

Disbursements are costs related to third party services which we pay on your behalf. We have not included the following disbursements which are priced in relation to their cost to us. Some of the following may be required dependant on your transaction type, please contact us for more information:

On Sales, Purchases and Remortgages:

Electronic money transfer fee (per transfer) – £36.00 (inc. VAT)

On Sales and Remortgages:

Obtaining title documents – £6.00

On Purchases:

Searches on the land and surrounding area – £130.00 (Wales), £169.40 (England) (inc. VAT)

On Purchases and Remortgages:

Land Registry search – £3.00 (+VAT)

Bankruptcy search – £2.00 (+VAT) per person

Land Registration fee:

  • If whole of registered title transferred (based on purchase price)
    • Up to £80,000 – £20.00
    • Up to £100,000 – £40.00
    • Up to £200,000 – £95.00
    • Up to £500,000 – £135.00
    • Up to £1,000,000 – £270.00
    • Over £1,000,000 – £540.00
  • If part of registered title transferred  or transfer of unregistered land (based on purchase price)
    • Up to £80,000 – £40.00
    • Up to £100,000 – £80.00
    • Up to £200,000 – £190.00
    • Up to £500,000 – £270.00
    • Up to £1,000,000 – £540.00
    • Over £1,000,000 – £910.00

On Remortgages:

Search indemnity (if acceptable to lender on remortgages) – £30

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:

Expedited service – £100.00

Leasehold property fee – £100.00

New build fee – £120.00

Shared ownership fee –  £150.00

Help to Buy – £120.00

If deposit by way of Help to Buy ISA – £50.00 (per ISA)

More than one charge to be redeemed – £25.00 (per additional charge)

Auction purchases – £100.00

Auction sale packs are provided free of charge with the costs recovered from the buyer (seller charged if they withdraw before auction)

Meet the Team

Samantha Strong

Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing, Solicitor
Qualified: 2006

I joined Rubin Lewis O’Brien in 2004 as a trainee. I left the firm in 2010 to gain further experience in the sector, including acting for landowners in relation to development agreements with national housebuilders and renewable energy projects for local agricultural clients. I was very pleased to rejoin the firm in November 2015 as a partner in the Commercial Property and Residential Property departments both to re-introduce myself to the firm’s longstanding clients and to meet the new ones. I appreciate that when people are looking to instruct a solicitor they are looking for a straight forward jargon free advice and regular updates on how the transaction is progressing.

Jade Hall

Solicitor
Qualified: 2015

I graduated with a Law Degree from Swansea University in 2011 and went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2015. Since then I have been working with a number of high street legal firms before joined Rubin Lewis O’Brien as a solicitor in February 2017. I am able to assist with all aspects of property transactions, such as sales, purchases, remortgages, transfer of equity and auction purchases. I am also able to assist with purchases involving Help to Buy-Wales and Shared Equity Schemes. I am very approachable and I strive to provide a quality service to all of my clients. In my spare time I love to travel and I have a passion for exploring new countries and cultures.

Andrew Williams-Jones

Solicitor
Qualified: 2017

I studied law and completed my LPC at the University of Glamorgan, now University of South Wales. I completed my Training Contract at Lloyd & Rowe in 2017 and was admitted as a solicitor on the 15th June 2017. Since then I have worked for a couple of High Street firms before joining Rubin Lewis O’Brien in April 2018. As well as residential conveyancing, I have experience in Landlord & Tenant matters, Wills and Probate, and Family. One of my strengths is my people skills, and I feel that I am client focused, approachable and strive to provide the best possible service to my clients. I live in Pontypridd with my wife and we have a little girl and little boy together. I am an avid football supporter, my favourite team is Manchester United, and I have been involved in football for most of my life, even coaching Pontypridd Ladies for 6 years.

Juliet Pelling

Chartered Legal Executive
Qualified: 1995

I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1995, whilst living in London, where I specialised in residential conveyancing. I moved to Wales in 1999 when I got married and where I then worked in Cardiff. I joined the firm in April 2017, initially in Private Client, but moved to Conveyancing in September, being my area of expertise. I feel that I am very approachable and aim to give the best possible 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.

Stage 2

Pre-Contract

This is where your solicitor does their due diligence. We perform searches on the property and surrounding area as well as reviewing the deeds and related paperwork to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into. 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.

Based on the findings of this stage we write up a contract to confirm the terms of the property transfer. Once everyone agrees on the content of this contract we’ll 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 the funds are transferred to us from your new lender 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.