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From buying and selling houses to re-mortgaging or letting residential properties, our experienced and knowledgeable property team will advise and help you through each residential conveyancing transaction from start to finish. 
 
Please contact us for a quote. 
Purchase of a freehold residential property 
 
When we act for you in the purchase of your new home, the fee charged will depend upon the value of the property you are buying and the complexity of the transaction. 
 
We will agree a fixed price with you at the outset. Our fixed fees range from £575 plus VAT for a purchase at £200,000 to £825 plus VAT for purchases between £600,000 and £700,000. We carry out many transactions involving properties of significantly higher value. Our fixed prices will be a little higher but are unlikely to exceed £2000 plus VAT for high value properties. 
 
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. 
 
Example – freehold purchase at £200,000 to £299,000 
 
• Legal fee £575 plus VAT of £115 
• Search fees £300 approximately (some may be subject to VAT) 
• HM Land Registry fee £135 – £200 (this may be dependent on whether the property is already registered with HM Land Registry) 
• HM Land Registry searches £2.00 plus VAT per person and £3.00 plus VAT per title number 
• Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
Estimated total cost: £1200 to £1300 including VAT 
 
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. 
Stamp Duty or Land Tax 
 
This depends on the purchase price of your property and your individual circumstances, for example, if you are a first-time buyer, a company or buying to let. 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 here.. 
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 such as length of chain, speed of mortgage offer and the like. The average process takes between 8 to 10 weeks but may be quicker or slower. 
 
Stages of the process 
 
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include: 
 
• 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 
• Send any plans to you and ask that you check them against the actual boundaries of the property (please note we do not visit properties to do this) and advise accordingly 
• 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 
 
Unregistered property purchase 
 
Purchasing unregistered property takes a little extra work. We add an extra £100 plus VAT to our fixed fees above, to cover the extra work needed. 
 
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Purchase of a leasehold residential property 
 
Again, purchasing leasehold property takes a little extra work. We add an extra £150 plus VAT to our fixed fees above, to cover the extra work needed. 
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. 
Example - Conveyancer's fees and disbursements on a £200,000 to £299,000 leasehold purchase 
• Legal fee £725 plus VAT of £145 
• Search fees £300 approximately (some may be subject to VAT) 
• HM Land Registry fee £135 – £200 (this may be dependent on whether the property is already registered with HM Land Registry) 
• HM Land Registry searches £2.00 plus VAT per person and £3.00 plus VAT per title number 
• Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
Estimated total cost: £1400 to £1500 including 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. 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 term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller's solicitors. 
Anticipated Additional Disbursements in leasehold purchase 
• Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30 to £350. 
• Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30 - £350. 
• Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between £350 to £1500 
• Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £200 - £500 
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. 
 
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. 
Stages involved in leasehold purchase 
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include: 
 
• 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 
• Send any plans to you and ask that you check them against the actual boundaries of the property (please note we do not visit properties to do this) and advise accordingly 
• 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 10-12 weeks. 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, it could take X weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between X and X months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. 
 
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. this 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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Sale of a freehold or leasehold residential property 
When we act for you in the sale of your home, the fee charged will depend upon the value of the property you are selling and the complexity of the transaction. We will agree a fixed price with you at the outset. Our fixed fees range from £550 plus VAT for a sale at £200,000 to £750 plus VAT for sales between £600,000 and £700,000. We carry out many transactions involving properties of significantly higher value. Our fixed prices will be a little higher but are unlikely to exceed £1750 plus VAT for high value properties. Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the transaction. 
 
Example – freehold sale at £200,000 to £299,000 
 
• Legal fee £550 plus VAT of £110 
• Copy title documents from - HM Land Registry fee £12 
• Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT (there may be a additional transfer fee to redeem a mortgage) 
• Fee if appropriate, to obtain a sales pack from the managing company/agents in the case of leasehold properties 
Estimated total cost: £700 to £850 including VAT 
 
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. 
 
Additional fees 
There may be circumstances where the fees may vary unavoidably because a significant amount of extra work is required (the list below is not exhaustive). 
• Redemption of a Help to Buy loan 
• Where the mortgage lender is separately represented 
• Arranging bespoke indemnity insurance 
• Shared ownership properties 
• The legal title is defective 
• There are issues with building regulation approval or planning permission 
 
How long will my house sale take? 
 
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you are able to move will depend on a number of factors such as length of chain, speed of mortgage offers for the purchaser and the like. The average process takes between 8 to 10 weeks but may be quicker or slower. 
 
Stages of the process 
 
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include: 
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice 
• Draft and advise on contract documents and sending to you for signature 
• Receive and advise on transfer documents 
• Obtain further planning documentation if required 
• Deal with enquiries from buyer’s solicitor 
• Give you advice on all documents and information received 
• Agree completion date (date from which you own the property) 
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened 
• Complete purchase 
• Redeem mortgage 
• Pay estate agents (if instructed so to do) 
 
Remortgage or mortgage of a freehold/leasehold residential property 
 
When we act for you in the mortgage or remortgage of your home, the fee charged will normally be in the range of £400 plus VAT to £550 plus VAT depending upon the value of the mortgage and the complexity of the transaction. 
Dependent upon, the location, complexity and urgency, fees, will vary. However, as an example, a remortgage of a freehold property at £200,000, the estimated fees would cover all of the work required to complete your remortgage/mortgage, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry. 
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements 
 
• Legal fee £400 - £550 plus VAT 
• Search fees £300 approximately (please note that some searches are subject to VAT) if required 
• HM Land Registry fee £40.00 - £80.00 (this is dependent upon whether the property is already registered at Land Registry) 
• HM Land Registry Searches of £2.00 plus VAT per person and £3.00 plus VAT per title number 
• Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
• If the property is leasehold it will be necessary to obtain information from the managing agents or management company, which are usually around £300-£500 plus VAT 
 
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. 
 
Additional fees 
 
There may be circumstances where the fees may change (the list below is not exhaustive). 
• A remortgage/mortgage in the name of a Company 
• Arranging bespoke indemnity insurance 
• The legal title is defective 
• There are issues with building regulation approval or planning permission 
 
How long will my remortgage/mortgage take? 
 
The average process takes between 4–6 weeks but it can be quicker or slower, depending on the circumstances. 
Stages of the process 
 
The precise stages involved in the remortgage/mortgage of a residential property vary accordingly to the circumstances. 
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice 
• Carry out searches (if required) 
• Give you advice on all documents and information received 
• Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you 
• Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you 
• Complete remortgage/mortgage 
• Deal with application for registration at Land Registry 
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