Fee Information

Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

Freehold purchase

Our conveyancing solicitors fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including submitting searches, checking the title, dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty).

The following table shows an estimate of our usual fees involved in the purchase of a freehold property. However, in certain circumstances there may be additional work required or additional fees payable and in these circumstances we will inform you immediately outlining and explaining any additional costs. To obtain a personalised quote please call or email us. The fees which we charge are based on the value of the property you are purchasing.

Value of propertyOur legal fees (£)VAT(£)Total
Up to £100,000.00515.00103.00618.00
£100,001 – 150,000.00555.00111.00666.00
£150,001 – 250,000.00600.00120.00720.00
£250,001 – 350,000.00655.00131.00786.00
£350,001 – 400,000.00700.00140.00840.00
£400,001 – 500,000.00755.00151.00906.00
£500,001.00 - £600,000.00800.00160.00960.00
£600,001.00 onwardsP.O.AP.O.AP.O.A

If you will be having a mortgage, we will charge an additional £195.00 plus VAT for dealing with the same.

Disbursements

There will also be additional fees in the form of disbursements, which are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursement on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. An example of the disbursements which may be payable during the purchase of your property are as follows:-

Disbursement Fee
HM Land Registry feeDepends on the value of property. You can calculate the amount you need to pay using the land registry’s website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
Search fees£370.00 approximately but depends on location of property
Telegraphic Transfer fee£35.00 plus VAT = £42.00
Stamp DutyThis depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay using HMRC’s website https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro

Points to note

As not all transactions are straightforward, we reserve the right to charge for any additional work carried out. Examples of such additional work are:

  • Preparing a Declaration of Trust – £150.00 plus VAT
  • Applying for Help to Buy ISA Bonus – £50.00 plus VAT
  • Arranging bespoke indemnity policy – £50.00 plus VAT
  • Visiting Property – £50.00 (minimum depending on distance and duration)

These will be payable in addition to the basic fee. The above list is not exhaustive.

In the case of leasehold purchases we may charge an additional £150.00 plus VAT to cover the additional work incurred. There may also be further fees which you are required to pay such as:-

  • Notice of Transfer fee (which will be set out in the Lease);
  • Deed of Covenant fee (provided by the Management company);
  • Certificate of Compliance fee (confirmed upon receipt of the Lease)
  • Ground Rent and Service Charge apportionment (to be confirmed prior to completion upon receipt of the accounts)

In the case of unregistered properties we may charge an additional £100.00 plus VAT for the additional work incurred.

Freehold sale

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property including, obtaining title deeds from the Land Registry, issuing Contract documentation, responding to enquiries, completing, and paying estate agents (if any).

The following table shows an estimate of our usual fees involved in the sale of a freehold property. However, in certain circumstances there may be additional work required or additional fees payable and in these circumstances we will inform you of these immediately outlining and explaining any additional costs. To obtain a personalised quote please call or email us. The fees which we charge are based on the value of the property you are selling.

Value of propertyOur legal fees (£)VAT(£)Total(£)
Up to £100,000.00510.00102.00612.00
£100,001 – 150,000.00530.00106.00636.00
£150,001 – 250,000.00590.00118.00708.00
£250,001 – 400,000.00645.00129.00774.00
£400,001 – 500,000.00720.00144.00864.00
£500,001 – 600,000.00780.00156.00936.00
£600,001.00 onwardsP.O.AP.O.AP.O.A

If you have a mortgage to repay, we will charge an additional £150.00 plus VAT for dealing with the same.

Disbursements

There will also be additional fees in the form of disbursements, which are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursement on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. An example of the disbursements which may be payable during the sale of your property are as follows:-

Disbursement Fee
TT fee (if mortgage/charge to repay)£35.00 plus VAT (per mortgage/charge/restriction)= £42.00
Official Copy Entries fee£12.00 (may be slightly more)

Points to note

As not all transactions are straightforward, we reserve the right to charge for any additional work carried out. Examples of such additional work are:

  • Arranging bespoke indemnity policy – £50.00 plus VAT
  • Dealing with Help to Buy second charge – £250.00
  • Visiting Property – £50.00 (minimum depending on distance and duration)

These will be payable in addition to the basic fee. The above list is not exhaustive.

In the case of leasehold sales we may charge an additional £150.00 plus VAT to cover the additional work incurred. There may also be further fees which you are required to pay for example, to the Landlord/Management company.

In the case of unregistered properties we may charge an additional £100.00 plus VAT for the additional work incurred.

Please click the following link to see an example of our fees and the disbursements for a straightforward sale and purchase https://www.johnbromfield.co.uk/example-quote/

Timescale

The time it takes for your sale and/or purchase to complete will depend on a number of factors. Typically the process can take between 12-14 weeks from Contracts being issued. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the specific nature of your transaction.

What Are The Key Stages Of The Process?

These will vary but we summarise below the usual key stages which apply: 

  • Take your initial instructions and arrange for you to complete initial forms
  • Check initial documentation (including proof of funds if purchasing)
  • Issue draft contracts on a sale/receive draft contracts on purchase 
  • Submit searches on a purchase
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor on purchase/Deal with any enquiries received on sale
  • Review replies to enquiries on purchase and report to you on all information received. 
  • Receive mortgage offer and report to you on the same. Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Prepare the form of transfer of the property to you and obtain your signature to it and to your lender’s mortgage deed (if any)
  • Agree completion date 
  • Obtain final redemption statement from lender on sale (if applicable)
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you (if applicable)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Carry out pre-completion checks and searches
  • Complete sale and/or purchase
  • Deal with repayment of mortgage and any estate agents’ fees (if applicable) on sale
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax on purchase
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry on purchase
  • Send any balance to you (if applicable)

Re-mortgages

Our fees for dealing with a re-mortgage will be £450 plus VAT and disbursements.

Please feel free to telephone us on 02476382343 for an individual quote tailored to your specific requirements.

The conveyancing work will be carried out by Lauren Clay, a solicitor with over 5 year’s experience of dealing with all types of conveyancing. Charlotte Rhodes, a solicitor qualified over 15 years has overall responsibility for conveyancing work.