Conveyancing

Why Use Us?

The fees are fixed, our quotes are clear, concise and we offer a fast and professional service from the outset to completion.

We deal with all issues relating to the sale and purchase of land and property. We also deal with rental agreements and domestic and commercial leases

Our charges vary with the cost of the property.
 

Our Guidelines fees for each sale or purchase are:
 
Price Range Guide Fee (excluding VAT)
Up to £150,000 £1,050.00
£150,000 - £300,000 £1,200.00
£300,000 - £500,000 £1,350.00
£500,000 - £999,000 £1,500.00
above £1M £subject to negotiation
   
*Leasehold Properties - An additional fee of £300.00 is charged on the sale or purchase of a leasehold apartment. This is because these transactions involve more work and are much more complicated than others.

*Mortgaged Purchase -  An additional fee of £300.00 is charged if the property purchase involves a mortgage.

In order to proceed you will be asked to provide appropriate proof of your identity and address. Where we do not meet you face to face, you will need to do this with a solicitor local to you, who will charge you direct (usually approximately £30.00).

*Please Note: these prices will normally apply in straight forward cases. However, where there are complicating factors such as difficulties with title, multiple mortgages, protracted chain negotiations etc we may charge more.

Disbursements:

We will request payment of disbursements in advance, and fees and any duties must be paid on or before completion.

We will pay out several sums on your behalf, and these will be added to your account.

The cost of disbursements does vary. Sometimes not all are required, and sometimes additional ones are required.
 
Item Purchase
Approximate cost
Sale
Bank Transfer (per item) £30.00 £30.00
Local Search £110.00-£140.00
HMLR Document, search fees £8.00 £8.00
HMLR registration fees (see below) £40.00 (average £150.00)    
Environmental Search from £35.00    
 

Stamp Duty Land Tax

On a purchase, you must complete an SDLT self assessment form and pay the tax. It is payable at 2% above £125,000, 5% above £250,000, 10% above £925,00 and 12% above £1.5M.


What Happens?

There are essentially four stages that are involved in the sale or purchase of land and property on behalf of a client.

The first stage is pre-contract enquiries, the second is exchange of contracts, the third is 'completion' and the fourth is 'post completion' :-
  1. Pre- Contract Enquires:- Having agreed a price for the property, the buyer and seller will thereafter instruct solicitors to act on their behalf. The buyers solicitor will begin an investigation into the land or property which may include valuations and will include relevant searches in the records of various authorities.
  2. Exchange of Contracts: - Once these procedures are complete and the buyers solicitor is satisfied with the enquiries made about the property then contracts will be exchanged with a 10% deposit usually being paid by the buyer, following which both buyer and seller are legally bound to complete the contract of sale. exchange of contracts
  3. Completion: - After further investigations and after the remaining documentation has been dealt with the balance purchase money will be paid to the seller. At this stage the transaction is completed and the new owner of the property or land can assume the legal 'rights of ownership'.
  4. Post Completion: -Thereafter all that remains to be done 'post completion' is for the solicitor to deal with the final aspects of registration of the new owners interest in the land or property.


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