Conveyancing fees:

  • Legal fee                                            £750.00
  • VAT                                                    £140.00
  • Electronic money transfer fee           £25.00
  • Subtotal                                             £915.00


  • Client’s Identity check                          £7.50
  • Search fees                                        £269.00 (pack)
  • VAT                                                      £53.80
  • HM Land Registry fee                         £131.00 (on average)
  • Subtotal                                               £481.30


Disbursements

·  Lawyers Checker fee                           £20.00

 

Estimated total                                     £1,396.30

(excluding Stamp Duty or Land Tax – see below):  

 

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 (on purchase)

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using External link opens in new tab or windowHMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales External link opens in new tab or windowby using the Welsh Revenue Authority'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 6 - 8 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 16 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 2 and 4 months. 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, However, we will take the following steps during the conveyancing transaction:

  • 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
  • Legal fee                                                                         £750.00
  • Fee for acting on behalf of the mortgage lender        £150.00
  • VAT                                                                                 £166.00
  • Electronic money transfer fee                                        £25.00
  • Subtotal                                                                        £1,091.00
  • Client’s Identity check fee:                                                £7.50
  • HM Land Registry fee:                                                    £131.00 (on average)
  • Search fees:                                                                    £269.00      (Pack)
  • Lawyers Checker fees                                                     £20.00
  • VAT on search fees                                                          £53.80
  • Subtotal:                                                                          £481.00
  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £40 - £75.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £75 and £100.
  • 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 £100.00 and £150.00.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £75 - £150
  • 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
  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
  1. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  1. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  1. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  1. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  • value of the property
  • first-time buyer
  • re-mortgage
  • freehold or leasehold
  • new build
  • first registration of title
  • whether a mortgage or not, or Islamic mortgage
  • in purchase cases, whether primary residence, buy to let or second/holiday home
  • multiple owners
  • shared ownership scheme
  • using a help to buy scheme, and whether it is an equity loan or ISA
  • purchase under right to buy
  • purchase at auction
  • property has been repossessed

 

OUR FIXED FEES FOR PURCHASE OF A LEASHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Our fees cover all the works 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

 

Disbursements

Estimated total: £

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 DisbursementsExternal link opens in new tab or window*

*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 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 External link opens in new tab or windowHMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the External link opens in new tab or windowWelsh Revenue Authority's website.

 

Grand total £1,572.00

 

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, we will take the following steps during the conveyancing transaction:

 

 

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 4 - 6 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 8 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 2 and 3 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

* Our fee assumes that:

If you wish to use an online quote calculator for residential conveyancing

Below is list of things you may wish to consider if you use an online quote calculator for conveyancing matters. You could, if you wish, build questions to find out the following information: