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Residential conveyancing costs

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.

Conveyancing fees

Price of the property Conveyancing fees
£0.00 to £250,000.00 £750.00 plus VAT
£250,001.00 to £400,000.00 £850.00 plus VAT
£400,001.00 to £550,000.00 £950.00 plus VAT
£550,001.00 to £700,000.00 £1,000.00 plus VAT
£700,001.00 to £850,000.00 £1,150.00 plus VAT
£850,001.00 to £1,000,000.00 £1,300.00 plus VAT
£1,000,001.00 to £1,500,000.00 £1,700.00 plus VAT
£1,500,001.00 to £2,000,000.00 £2,100.00 plus VAT
£2,000,001.00 to £4,000,000.00 £3,000.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third-parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.

Identification fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
CHAPs fee £25.00 plus VAT
Office copy entries Dependant on the document
Land registration fee Dependant on the property price and whether the property is registered or not. For more information, see the Government website.
Local authority search Dependant on the area and local authority
Searches Dependant on the type of property and the provider of the searches
Stamp duty or land tax Dependant on the purchase price of the property and the buyers’ status. You can calculate the amount you need to pay on HMRC’s website.

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move into your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between eight to 10 weeks. However, each transaction is different and we will progress matters as swiftly as possible.

The key stages of the process 

  1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  2. Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed.
  3. Receive and advise on contract documents.
  4. Carry out searches.
  5. Obtain further planning documents if required.
  6. Make any necessary enquiries if seller’s solicitors.
  7. Give you advice on all documents and information received.
  8. Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you.
  9. Send the final contract to you for signature.
  10. Agree on completion date (date from which you own the property).
  11. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  12. Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the lender and you.
  13. Complete purchase.
  14. Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax.
  15. Deal with the application for registration at Land Registry.

Our conveyancing 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 complications arise.
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is not unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  • There is no element of help to buy in any property in the chain.
  • Any joint purchasers are proposing to hold the property as joint tenants.
  • The property is not a new build.

Purchase of a leasehold 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.

Conveyancing fees

Price of the property Conveyancing fees
£0.00 to £250,000.00 £1,050.00 plus VAT
£250,001.00 to £400,000.00 £1,150.00 plus VAT
£400,001.00 to £550,000.00 £1,250.00 plus VAT
£550,001.00 to £700,000.00 £1,300.00 plus VAT
£700,001.00 to £850,000.00 £1,450.00 plus VAT
£850,001.00 to £1,000,000.00 £1,600.00 plus VAT
£1,000,001.00 to £1,500,000.00 £2,000.00 plus VAT
£1,500,001.00 to £2,000,000.00 £2,400.00 plus VAT
£2,000,000.00 to £4,000,00.00 £3,300.00 plus VAT

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. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.

Identification fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
CHAPs fee £25.00 plus VAT
Help to buy ISA fee £50.00 plus VAT
Lifeline ISA fee £50.00 plus VAT
OS1 fee £3.00 plus VAT
Bankruptcy fee £2.00 plus VAT per person
Land registration fee Dependant on the property price and whether the property is registered or not. For more information, see the Government website.
Local authority search Dependant on the area and local authority.
Searches Dependant on the type of property and the provider of the searches.
Stamp duty or land tax Dependant on the purchase price of the property and the buyers’ status. You can calculate the amount you need to pay on HMRC’s website.

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 terms of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller’s solicitors

Anticipated disbursements

Notice of transfer fee If this fee is chargeable, its value will be set out in the lease.
Notice of charge fee (only applicable if the property is mortgaged) If this fee is chargeable, its value will be set out in the lease.
Deed of covenant fee This fee is provided by the management company for the property and is difficult to estimate.
Certificate of compliance fee This fee is to be confirmed upon receipt of the lease.
Clawback of ground rent and service charges This fee is applicable if the seller has paid in advance of the completion date.

Fees vary from property to property and we can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as we receive this information.

How long will my house purchase take?

The length of time between your offer being accepted until you can move into your house will depend on a number of factors.

The average process takes between 10 and 14 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on each individual’s circumstances, although we will progress matters as swiftly as possible.

However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer. In such a situation, additional charges would apply.

Key stages of the process:

  1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  2. Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed.
  3. Receive and advise on contract documents.
  4. Carry out searches.
  5. Obtain further planning documents if required.
  6. Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitors.
  7. Give you advice on all documents and information received.
  8. Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you.
  9. Send the final contract to you for signature.
  10. Draft transfer.
  11. Advise you on joint ownership.
  12. Obtain pre-completion searches.
  13. Agree on completion date (date from which you own the property).
  14. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  15. Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the lender and you.
  16. Complete purchase.
  17. Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax.
  18. Deal with the application for registration at Land Registry.

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.
  • This is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise.
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from the parties providing documentation.
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  • No lease extension work is required.
  • There is no element of help to buy in any property in the chain.
  • Any joint purchasers are proposing to hold the property as joint tenants.
  • The property is not a new build.

Sale of a freehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home, including dealing with the repayment of your mortgage (if applicable) and the payment of estate agents.

Conveyancing fees

Price of the property Conveyancing fees
£0.00 to £250,000.00 £750.00 plus VAT
£250,001.00 to £400,000.00 £850.00 plus VAT
£400,001.00 to £550,000.00 £950.00 plus VAT
£550,001.00 to £700,000.00 £1,000.00 plus VAT
£700,001.00 to £850,000.00 £1,150.00 plus VAT
£850,001.00 to £1,000,000.00 £1,300.00 plus VAT
£1,000,001.00 to £1,500,000.00 £1,700.00 plus VAT
£1,500,001.00 to £2,000,000.00 £2,100.00 plus VAT
£2,000,001.00 to £4,000,000.00 £3,000.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third-parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.

Identification fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
CHAPs fee £25.00 plus VAT
Help to buy ISA fee £50.00 plus VAT
Lifeline ISA fee £50.00 plus VAT
OS1 fee £3.00 plus VAT
Bankruptcy fee £2.00 plus VAT per person
Land registration fee Dependant on the property price and whether the property is registered or not. For more information, see the Government website.
Local authority search Dependant on the area and local authority.
Searches Dependant on the type of property and the provider of the searches.
Stamp duty or land tax Dependant on the purchase price of the property and the buyers’ status. You can calculate the amount you need to pay on HMRC’s website.

How long will the sale of my property take?

On average, the conveyancing process for moving house takes between eight and 10 weeks, depending on each individual’s circumstances.

However, we will progress matters as swiftly as possible.

Key stages of the process:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  • Prepare contract documents.
  • Deal with enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor.
  • Send the final contract to you for signature.
  • Agree on the completion date.
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  • Obtain a settlement figure from your lender (if applicable).
  • Complete sale.
  • Deal with the repayment of your mortgage (if applicable).
  • Pay estate agents (if applicable).
  • Account to you for the net sale proceeds.

Our conveyancing 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 complications arise.
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is not unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  • There is no element of help to buy in any property in the chain.

Sale of a leasehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home, including dealing with the repayment of your mortgage (if applicable) and the payment of estate agents.

Conveyancing fees

Price of the property Conveyancing fee
£0.00 to £250,000.00 £1,050.00 plus VAT
£250,001.00 to £400,000.00 £1,150.00 plus VAT
£400,001.00 to £550,000.00 £1,250.00 plus VAT
£550,001.00 to £700,000.00 £1,300.00 plus VAT
£700,001.00 to £850,000.00 £1,450.00 plus VAT
£850,001.00 to £1,000,000.00 £1,600.00 plus VAT
£1,000,001.00 to £1,500,000.00 £2,000.00 plus VAT
£1,500,001.00 to £2,000,000.00 £2,400.00 plus VAT
£2,000,001.00 to £4,000,000.00 £3,300.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third-parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.

Identification fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
CHAPs fee £25.00 plus VAT
Help to buy ISA fee £50.00 plus VAT
Lifeline ISA fee £50.00 plus VAT
OS1 fee £3.00 plus VAT
Bankruptcy fee £2.00 plus VAT per person
Land registration fee Dependant on the property price and whether the property is registered or not. For more information, see the Government website.
Local authority search Dependant on the area and local authority.
Searches Dependant on the type of property and the provider of the searches.
Stamp duty or land tax Dependant on the purchase price of the property and the buyers’ status. You can calculate the amount you need to pay on HMRC’s website.

Anticipated disbursements

  • Managing agents fees (this is the fee set by the managing agents and can vary significantly)
  • Licence to Assign fee (if required by the lease).
  • Deed of Covenant fee (if required by the lease).

These fees vary from property to property and we can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

How long will the sale of my property take?

The length of time between your offer being accepted until you can move will depend on a number of factors.

The average process takes between 10 and 14 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on each individual’s circumstances although we will progress matters as swiftly as possible.

However, if you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer. In such a situation, additional charges would apply.

Key stages of the process:

  1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  2. Prepare contract documents.
  3. Contact the managing agents for their leasehold pack.
  4. Deal with enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor.
  5. Send the final contract to you for signature.
  6. Agree on the completion date.
  7. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  8. Obtain a settlement figure from your lender (if applicable).
  9. Complete sale.
  10. Deal with the repayment of your mortgage (if applicable.
  11. Pay estate agents (if applicable).
  12. Account to you for the net sale proceeds.

Our conveyancing 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.
  • This is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise.
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is not unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  • There is no element of help to buy in any property in the chain.
  • No lease extension work is required.

Mortgage/remortgage of a freehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the mortgage or a remortgage of your property, including dealing with the registration of the new mortgage at the Land Registry.

Conveyancing fee

Price of the property Conveyancing fee
Up to £125,000.00 £550.00 plus VAT
£125,001.00 and over £600.00 plus VAT

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. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.

Identification fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
CHAPs fee £25.00 plus VAT
OS1 fee £3.00 plus VAT
Bankruptcy fee £2.00 plus VAT per person
Land registration fee Dependant on the property price and whether the property is registered or not. For more information, see the Government website.
Local authority search Dependant on the area and local authority.
Searches Dependant on the type of property and the provider of the searches.

How long will my mortgage/remortgage take?

How long it will take depends on a number of factors. The average process takes between four and six weeks. However, each transaction is different and we will progress matters as swiftly as possible.

Key stages of the process:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  • Carry out searches.
  • Obtain further planning documents if required.
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you.
  • Send mortgage deed to you for signature.
  • Obtain pre-completion searches.
  • Agree on a completion date.
  • Arrange for monies to be received from the new lender and you (if applicable).
  • Complete new mortgage and repay existing mortgage (if applicable).
  • Deal with the application for registration at Land Registry.

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 complications arise;
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is not unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation; and
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

The team

For details of members of the team who may work on your matter please view our people page. They are supervised by Ian Beardmore.

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