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No residential property is exactly the same as another, so our fees will reflect the particular requirements of your sale.

We charge fees in bands based on the value of the property being sold and our fees for a residential freehold conveyancing sale start from £550 plus VAT (at 20% this is £110) making a total of £660.

Our average charge for a freehold house sale that does not have unexpected complications is just over £700 plus VAT (at 20% this is £140) making a total of £840. If your transaction does have unexpected complications, we will always inform you of that as soon as we become aware of the situation and would fully discuss the potential consequences of that with you before incurring any extra charges.

What our fee includes

  • Appropriate legal advice
  • Taking your instructions
  • Receiving your title deeds
  • Seeking confirmation of title from the Land Registry
  • Preparing the contract for sale
  • Obtaining completion of appropriate protocol documentation namely the Property Information Form, Supplemental Enquiry forms and Fixtures, Fittings and Contents Form
  • Forwarding the contract to your buyer's conveyancer
  • Dealing with reasonable enquiries from your buyer's conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer documentation
  • Applying for one redemption figure from a mortgage lender
  • Meeting with you, or appropriate letter depending on geographic distance, to have documentation signed
  • Dealing with exchange of contracts and setting a completion date
  • Dealing with completion formalities and repaying one mortgage
  • Keeping you and your estate agent reasonably informed of progress
  • Accounting to you.   

Exclusions

  • Specialist tax advice, third party costs including Land Registry and other fees for copy documents
  • Bank transfer costs
  • Defective title indemnity insurance premiums

Additional charges will apply for:

  • Unregistered titles
  • Leasehold transactions
  • Shared Ownership
  • Electronic Money Laundering ID Checking  
  • Where your property has a Help to Buy charge
  • Defective titles
  • Freeholds with management companies
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Second charges

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs (i.e. expenses), 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.

The following comprise the usual disbursements:

  • We obtain office copy entries from the Land Registry to prove property ownership and show the ownership chain.
  •  Electronic money transfer fee £42.00 inc. VAT
  • Managing Agents pack on sale of leasehold – this can only be ascertained on receipt of documents but the average charge is approximately £360.00 inc. VAT, but can vary depending on the Managing Agent or Freeholder.

How long will my house sale 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 to 8 weeks.

It can be quicker or longer, depending on the number of parties in the chain. For example, if you are a selling to a first-time buyer with their mortgage in place the process should be quicker. If there are other clients in the chain buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this could take significantly longer, between 3 to 4 months. 

Our Team

The principal members of our Conveyancing team are:

Joanne Jones – Partner & Head of Property Department
Elly Tavener – Partner
Toby Clamp – Conveyancer