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. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements 

Legal fees 

Property Price

Fee

£0.00-£100K

£525 + VAT = £630

£100,001k - £150k

£550 + VAT = £660

£150,001k - £200k

£595 + VAT = £714

£200,001k - £300k

£650 + VAT = £780

£300,001k - £400k

£720 + VAT = £864

£400,001k +

£795 + VAT = £954

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.

 

Search/Other 

Fee

Local and Drainage Search

£220 approx.

OS1 Search

£3

Bankruptcy Search

£2 per purchaser

Telegraphic Transfer

£30 + VAT = £36

 

Land Registry Fees 

Purchase Price

 

Electronic Registration (standard)

Paper Registration (only if registration cannot be carried out electronically)

£0 - £80k

£20

£40

£80,001k - £100k

£40

£80

£100,001k - £200k

£95

£190

£200,001k - £500k

£135

£270

£500,001k - £1m

£270

£540

£1,000,001+

£455

£910

 

Stamp Duty or Land Tax 

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website.

Additional fees 

These estimated fees do not include:

  • buy to let properties 
  • if your lender is separately represented
  • if you are utilising a Help to Buy Loan 

Please speak to one of our conveyancers for more information if your property falls into one of these categories. 

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property:

  • 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
  • Requesting and receiving Help To Buy ISA Bonus monies if applicable.  

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 6 - 8 weeks on receipt of contract papers. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle. 

Purchase of a leasehold 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 is in Wales.

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements 

Legal Fees 

Property Price

Fee

£0.00-£100K

£625 + VAT = £750

£100,001k - £150k

£650 + VAT = £780

£150,001k - £200k

£695 + VAT = £834

£200,001k - £300k

£750 + VAT = £900

£300,001k - £400k

£820 + VAT = £984

£400,001k +

£895 + VAT = £1074

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. 

Anticipated Disbursements

  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. 
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. 
  • Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. 
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease. 

These fees vary from property to property. 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. There will also be notice fees and management pack fees which are dependent on each property. 

 

Search/Other 

Fee

Local and Drainage Search

£220 approx.

OS1 Search

£3

Bankruptcy Search

£2 per purchaser

Telegraphic Transfer

£30 + VAT = £36

 

Land Registry Fees 

Purchase Price

 

Electronic Registration (standard)

Paper Registration (only if registration cannot be carried out electronically)

£0 - £80k

£20

£40

£80,001k - £100k

£40

£80

£100,001k - £200k

£95

£190

£200,001k - £500k

£135

£270

£500,001k - £1m

£270

£540

£1,000,001.00+

£455

£910

 

Stamp Duty Land Tax

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website.

Additional fees 

These estimated fees do not include:

  • buy to let properties 
  • if your lender is separately represented
  • if you are utilising a Help to Buy Loan 

Please speak to one of our conveyancers for more information if your property falls into one of these categories. 

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property:

  • 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
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer 
  • Advise you on joint ownership
  • Obtain pre-completion searches 
  • 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

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 6 - 8 weeks on receipt of contract papers. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 8 weeks and 3 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. 

 Our fee assumes that: 

  1. 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
  2. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Sale of a freehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements 

Legal fees 

Property Price

Fee

£0.00-£100K

£525 + VAT = £630

£100,001k - £150k

£550 + VAT = £660

£150,001k - £200k

£595 + VAT = £714

£200,001k - £300k

£650 + VAT = £780

£300,001k - £400k

£720 + VAT = £864

£400,001k +

£795 + VAT = £954

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.

Search/Other 

Fee

Estate Agent Fees 

To be determined by estate agent 

Official Copies

£6 per title number

Telegraphic Transfer

£30 + VAT = £36

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a freehold residential property:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date 
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies to be transferred to redeem mortgages at completion
  • Complete sale
  • Arrange for payment of estate agents account

How long will my sale take?

The average process takes between 6 - 8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. 

Sale of a leasehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements 

Legal fees 

Property Price

Fee

£0.00-£100K

£525 + VAT = £630

£100,001k - £150k

£550 + VAT = £660

£150,001k - £200k

£595 + VAT = £714

£200,001k - £300k

£650 + VAT = £780

£300,001k - £400k

£720 + VAT = £864

£400,001k +

£795 + VAT = £954

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.

Search/Other 

Fee

Estate Agent Fees 

To be determined by estate agent 

Official Copies

£6 per title number

Telegraphic Transfer

£30 + VAT = £36

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential leasehold property:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date 
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies to be transferred to redeem mortgages at completion
  • Complete sale
  • Arrange for payment of estate agents account

How long will my sale take?

The average process takes between 6 - 8 weeks from issue or receipt of contract papers. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 8 weeks and 3 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. 

 Our fee assumes that: 

  1. 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
  2. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Re-mortgage 

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the re-mortgage of your property. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements 

Legal fees 

Property Price

Fee

Re-mortgage 

£350 - £495

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.

Search/Other 

Fee

OS1 

£3 

Official Copies

£6 per title number

Telegraphic Transfer

£30 + VAT = £36

Land Registry Fees 

Relevant Land Registry fees will apply at an approximate fee of £40. 

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in a re-mortgage: 

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Agree completion date 
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

How long will my remortgage take?

The average process takes between 6 - 8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the complexity of the matter.