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Residential Conveyancing Fees

We can offer a fixed fee for this type of service which is based on the value of the property in question. The prices include:

  1. Taking your initial instructions
  2. Undertaking due diligence on the property
  3. Carrying out searches and raising enquiries
  4. Managing and exchanging contracts on your behalf
  5. Ensuring funds are transferred properly for completing the transfer of property
  6. Registering the property in your name. 

The prices below do not include VAT or disbursements.

Please note that the estimates provided are for a transfer of a whole registered freehold title of a residential property. If the transaction involves the purchase of leasehold property, unregistered land or part of a title or the purchase is of a farm or smallholding, we will need to review our estimate. Where purchasers are contributing unequal shares to the purchase price, we would recommend that a Declaration of Trust or Cohabitation Agreement be drawn up to reflect the contributions and what is to happen in the future should the property be sold and how the proceeds of sale are to be split. The cost of drawing up such a document is not included in the above quotes.

You may have to pay Land Transaction Tax (for properties in Wales) or Stamp Duty Land Tax (for properties in England) on this matter which is not included in the quotes above. Please visit the links below for more information:

WRA Land Transaction Tax Calculator (Properties in Wales)

HMRC Stamp Duty Land Tax Calculator (Properties in England)

The fees quoted above do not include disbursements (costs payable to a third party on your behalf). These will be charged to you based on the cost they are charged to us and include:

ID Checks

Land Registry Registration fees

Copies of up to date Title Documents from the Land Registry

Searches on the property/land and surrounding area such as Local Authority, Drainage and Water, and Envirosearches

Bankruptcy, and Land Registry searches

Fee for same day electronic transfer of funds

Indemnity Insurance policy premium (this may be needed if there is an issue with the property such as a defective title or there is a lack of planning permission/building regulations for an extension to a property)

Lender Panel Administration fee

Electronic File Storage fee

Payment of Management Company administration and notice fees (if purchasing a leasehold property)

Estate Agent Fees (if you are selling a property)

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

For each mortgage on the property or land – £100

If the property is Leasehold – £150

Arranging an Indemnity Insurance Policy – £100

Arranging a Deed of Postponement – £150

Approving or preparing a Statutory Declaration regarding the Sellers use and/or enjoyment of the property – £100

Advising on an access undertaking which allows access to the property prior to completion – £100

Short timescale between exchange of contracts and completion (less than 7 days) – £100

For dealing with Help to Buy Mortgages/Help to Buy ISAs/Forces Help to Buy Mortgages – £100

These charges are necessary because of the additional time/costs that will be incurred in these specific circumstances.

Should your transaction fail to complete or the parties withdraw, you will still be charged for the amount of work done to that stage (plus VAT) and any outstanding disbursements

Get a Quote

Every property transaction is different so that is why all our Fee Earners are qualified Solicitors. To obtain a bespoke estimate and to discuss your transaction in more depth, please contact us on:

Telephone: 01267 237441 Option 1

The majority of our work comes from recommendations from existing clients and professional advisers – unlike other firms, we do not pay referral fees to Estate Agents in order to obtain work.

The Conveyancing Process

Purchases & Sales

Stage 1

Taking Instructions

At this stage your solicitor will establish contact with everyone involved such as the Estate Agents, any Banks or Building Societies and the other side’s Solicitor. We collect the relevant documents and information from everyone involved to get the process started and take up to date ID from you.

Stage 2

Pre-Contract

Purchase

This is where your solicitor undertakes their due diligence. We commission 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 are not happy with anything, we will discuss it with you and work out how to move forward. We will then invite you to sign the contract and transfer to us your deposit if you are making a purchase.

Sale

When you are selling a property through us, we will respond to the new buyer’s queries and they undertake the searches on your property. Based on the findings of this stage we will then draft a contract to confirm the terms of the property transfer. Once the contract is approved, it can be signed along with the transfer.

Stage 3

Exchanging Contracts

At the point where contracts are exchanged, the sale or purchase of the property becomes legally binding. We will transfer your deposit if you are purchasing a property and agree a ‘completion date’ which is when ownership of the property will be transferred and the moving date is set.

Stage 4

Completion

This is the day that the sale or purchase is completed. Solicitors will confirm the transfer of funds due, and the keys are released through your estate agents (if they hold the keys) – 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 and any mortgage with the Land Registry.

Mortgages & Re-Mortgages

Stage 1

Reviewing the Mortgage

When it comes to mortgages your solicitor is required to review the mortgage offer as well as the other property documents such as the deeds to the property. We will check over your mortgage offer and make sure all the conditions are met. We may have to carry out searches on the property at this point to satisfy your mortgage lender and generally carry out due diligence similar to that if you were purchasing the property.

Stage 2

Arranging Completion

Once your lender and you are content with the mortgage offer and that conditions are being met, you will need to sign the Mortgage Deed. In a remortgage situation, we will then obtain an up-to-date settlement figure for your existing mortgage and we set a date to complete the transaction.

Stage 3

Completion

On the day the funds are transferred to us from your new lender, we will repay any existing mortgages and will account to you for any money left over. Finally, we will then register your new mortgage at the Land Registry and deal with the removal of any mortgages that have been repaid.