Fair, Competitive Pricing

We are specialists in helping you to buy or sell your property so whether you are buying your first home or are moving home or are buying an investment property, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that the process is dealt with in a manner that will drive the process forward to a successful outcome in accordance with your timescales and not ours.

Our Pricing for Buying

Purchase of a Freehold 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 you wish to buy is in Wales.

Conveyancer's fees

  • Legal fee (based on the purchase price of the property)
    Up to £200,000.00 - £550.00
    £200,001.00 - £400,000.00 - £650.00
    £400,001.00 - £500,000.00 - £750.00
    £500,001.00 - £800.00 increasing by £50 per every £100,000.00 increase
  • Stamp Duty / Land Tax Fee £80.00
  • Fee for acting for Mortgage Lender (as detailed in your offer but subject to minimum of) £165
  • E- Conveyancing Fee £25.00
  • Identification Fee £30.00
  • Land Registry Search Fee £25.00
  • Search Pack– (Local, Environmental and Drainage) £250
  • Electronic money transfer fee £48

  • All fees are exclusive of VAT

    Disbursements

  • Stamp Duty or Land Transaction Tax

    This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC or WRA Website.

    https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax/residential-property-rates

    https://gov.wales/funding/fiscal-reform/welsh-taxes/land-transaction-tax/?lang=en

  • Land Registry Fee

    This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by looking at the Land Registry Website.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

    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 of fees set out above is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply to your transaction. We will update you on the specific fees that will be incurred for your transaction upon receipt of your Contract Papers from the sellers solicitors or receipt of your mortgage offer.

  • Leasehold Property

    If the Property is Leasehold there will be an additional Conveyancer fee:

  • Leasehold Fee £195 exclusive of VAT
    There are also likely to be extra Disbursements.
    Anticipated Disbursements*
  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable if notices are required and set out in the lease.
    Often the fee is between £50 and £300.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if you are buying with the help of a mortgage) – this fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £50 and £300.
  • Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is often charged by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between £150 and £300.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - to be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, but can range between £50 and £150.
  • *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.

    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 this we receive this information.

    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 to 10 weeks.

    It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain and your circumstances. For example, a cash purchase of a property with no chain will usually be quicker.

    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.

    Stages of the process

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

  • 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
  • * 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. If the property is Leasehold it is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  • c. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • d. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • e. No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
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