Residential conveyancing costs

As part of the SRA Transparency Rules we publish conveyancing costs.

VAT is payable on our fees at the prevailing rate of 20%. If our fee is £100 and the VAT upon this is £20, this means you pay £120. We show VAT separately below so that you can see the breakdown.

Where +VAT is not stated or shown, VAT is either included or not applicable.

We show our base fee scale for residential freehold property conveyancing below. This scale applies to all residential property conveyancing unless stated otherwise.

Residential freehold conveyancing fees

Property priceOur feeVAT
£0-100,000£650£130
£100,001-£200,000£695£139
£200,001-£250,000£750£150
£250,001-£300,000£825£165
£300,001-£500,000£950£190
£500,000+Please call for a quotation

Other fees

Property priceOur feeVAT
Mortgage admin fee (purchase only)£30£6
AML/ID admin fee£20£24
Bank transfer fee£30£6

Leasehold and other circumstances

Sometimes additional work is required depending on the circumstances. As such, we provide the following list of supplementary fees.

AddonOur feeVAT
New build£300£60
Leasehold property (house)£100£20
Leasehold property (flat)£200£40
Freehold with management company£100£20

Fees for other conveyancing services

ServiceOur feeVAT
Residential mortgage/re-mortgage£425£85
Transfer of equity£450£90
Equity release£650£130

Common disbursements

Costs paid to third parties by us during the conduct of your matter are called disbursements. Below is a list of standard disbursements that are commonly incurred during conveyancing matters. The costs shown are inclusive of VAT.

DisbursementCost
Land Registry Search (OS1)£3
Bankruptcy search (per person)£2
Local, Water and Environmental searches*£225
Land Registry feeSee calculator
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)See calculator

*these searches include a Local Authority search conducted by a private company. If you want official searches carried out by the Local Authority, the costs are higher.

What is included and how long will it take?

For the fees shown on this page, we will handle your conveyancing instructions through until completion.

Purchase

Upon receipt of the draft contract, we will: –

  • Investigate the title
  • Submit searches
  • Raise enquiries
  • Consider any mortgage offer and report to the client
  • Report to the client on the contract, title and searches
  • Exchange contracts
  • Order mortgage funds
  • Complete the transaction
  • Pay any Stamp Duty Land Tax that is due
  • Register title at HM Land Registry

Sale

We will: –

  • Draft and submit the contract to the buyer’s solicitors
  • Deal with enquiries
  • Exchange contracts
  • Complete and discharge any mortgage

Timescale

It is difficult to place a specific timescale on any conveyancing matter due to the number of variables involved. No two conveyancing matters are the same. Delays can arise from lenders, the other solicitors, chains, estate agents, management companies, and so on. Once we know the details of your transaction we can provide you with a realistic timescale. We have an open and honest relationship with our clients; we will not give you unrealistic expectations that we can achieve completion in a very short time in order to win your business.