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Our legal fees and expenses for a freehold purchase are:

Freehold property

£0 – £150,000.00 £575.00 + VAT **
£150,000.00 – £300,000.00 £600.00 + VAT **
£300,000.00 – £500,000.00 £650.00 + VAT **
£500,000.00- £750,000.00 £750.00 + VAT **
£750,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £850.00 + VAT **
£1,000,000.00 + Please contact for bespoke Quote

Expenses

Land Registry fee dependent on purchase price
Searches (approximately) £250.00 (dependent on local authority)
Chancel Search insurance £15.33 (dependent on purchase price)
Land Registry search £3.00 per person
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **
Stamp Duty Land Tax dependent on purchase price and whether other property is owned

Please check the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues and select stamp duty calculator

Additional Costs

If your Property is shared ownership £75.00 + VAT **
If your property is unregistered £150.00 + VAT **
Arranging a straight forward Indemnity policy (per policy) £10.00 + VAT **
Arranging a bespoke Indemnity policy (per policy) £40.00 + VAT **
Declaration of Trust £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Statutory Declaration £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Lease Extension £350.00 – £600.00 + VAT **
Preparing a Deed of Covenant £75.00 + VAT **
SDLT Return £50.00 + VAT **
Lender Representation £50.00 + VAT **
Storage £30.00 + VAT **

Fraud Solution policy

£0-250,000 £28.00*
£250,001-500,000 £33.60*
£500,001-750,000 £56.00*
£750,001-1,000,000 £67.20*

* All premiums are inclusive of IPT

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

** Fees differ if client is introduced by third parties / referrers

The above are our range of costs for the Purchasing process but the average cost to the client for a purchase excluding SDLT up to £500k is approx. £1280 inc of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Property fraud is thankfully rare but instances of it are increasing and the consequences of it can be disastrous for home buyers who can lose all of their deposit and mortgage advance. A policy can be provided to cover properties valued up to £1,000,000 against losses which may be suffered if a criminal successfully impersonates the owner of a property in a sale. The policy covers owner occupied, tenanted and even empty properties. The policy is available for a one off premium and also provides cover against any earlier fraudulent sales of the property.

Vishing Fraud

Vishing is the act of third parties using a phone to solicit confidential information such as bank details in order to commit Fraud.

Please be aware our company policy is that if our bank details where ever to change we would notify you by encrypted emails followed by a password access code. So if you are ever contacted by phone asking for bank details and have not received the above hang up and contact us immediately.

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. The process can be quick or slow, 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 can take a little longer than expected.

The fees and expenses quoted above assume that this will be a standard transaction. However, unforeseen difficulties may arise which would cause fees and expenses to increase. Examples would be where we discover a defect in title, there are missing documents, lack of planning permission and/or building regulations approval. The main stages of the process are:

  • 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
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • 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

Our legal fees and expenses for a leasehold purchase are:

Leasehold property

£0 – £150,000.00 £725.00 + VAT **
£150,000.00 – £300,000.00 £800.00 + VAT **
£300,000.00 – £500,000.00 £850.00 + VAT **
£500,000.00- £750,000.00 £900.00 + VAT **
£750,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £950.00 + VAT **
£1,000,000.00 + Please contact for bespoke Quote

Expenses

Land Registry fee dependent on purchase price
Searches (approximately) £250.00 (dependent on local authority)
Chancel Search insurance £15.33 (dependent on purchase price)
Land Registry search £3.00 per person
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **
dependent on purchase price and whether other property is owned

Please check the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues and select stamp duty calculator

Additional Costs

If your Property is shared ownership £75.00 + VAT **
If your property is unregistered £150.00 + VAT **
Arranging a straight forward Indemnity policy (per policy) £10.00 + VAT **
Arranging a bespoke Indemnity policy (per policy) £40.00 + VAT **
Declaration of Trust £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Statutory Declaration £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Lease Extension £350.00 – £600.00 + VAT **
Preparing a Deed of Covenant £75.00 + VAT **
SDLT Return £50.00 + VAT **
Lender Representation £50.00 + VAT **
Storage £30.00 + VAT **

Fraud Solution policy

£0-250,000 £28.00*
£250,001-500,000 £33.60*
£500,001-750,000 £56.00*
£750,001-1,000,000 £67.20*

*All premiums are inclusive of IPT#

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

** Fees differ if client is introduced by third parties/ referrers

The above are our range of costs for the Purchasing process but the average cost to the client for a purchase excluding SDLT up to £500k is approx. £1280 inc of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Property fraud is thankfully rare but instances of it are increasing and the consequences of it can be disastrous for home buyers who can lose all of their deposit and mortgage advance. A policy can be provided to cover properties valued up to £1,000,000 against losses which may be suffered if a criminal successfully impersonates the owner of a property in a sale. The policy covers owner occupied, tenanted and even empty properties. The policy is available for a one off premium and also provides cover against any earlier fraudulent sales of the property.

As the property is leasehold there will be additional expenses payable, to the Landlord or a Managing Agent, as required under the terms of the Lease. These expenses will be notified to us by the seller’s solicitors as part of the process, and will include their charges for dealing with the Notice of Change of leaseholder and Notice of Charge (if you are buying with a mortgage). The lease may require you to enter into a Deed of Covenant, which is your legal promise to observe and perform the covenants in the Lease. The Landlord may need to provide a Certificate of Compliance.

You will also be required to pay service charge, ground rent and possibly a sinking fund. We will explain these payments to you and check that the figures are accurate.

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. The process can be quick or slow, depending on the parties in the chain. If there are not many years left before the lease expires, an extension of the lease can usually be negotiated. Unfortunately, this can make the purchasing process significantly longer, between 2 and 4 months. In such, a situation additional fees and charges would apply.

  • 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 and Lease
  • 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
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • 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

Our legal fees and expenses for a freehold sale are:

Freehold property

£0 – £150,000.00 £450.00 + VAT **
£150,000.00 – £300,000.00 £500.00 + VAT **
£300,000.00 – £500,000.00 £550.00 + VAT **
£500,000.00- £750,000.00 £600.00 + VAT **
£750,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £700.00 + VAT **
£1,000,000.00 + Please contact for bespoke Quote

Expenses

Land Registry documents £3.00 per document
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) per transaction **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **

Additional Costs

If your Property is shared ownership £75.00 + VAT **
If your property is unregistered £150.00 + VAT **
If you have a Mortgage to redeem £50.00 + VAT **
Repaying and discharging additional charges on a sale(per charge) £75.00 + VAT **
Storage £30.00 + VAT **

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

** Fees differ if client is introduced by third parties/ referrers

The above are our range of costs for the Sale process but the average cost to the client for a Sale excluding SDLT up to £500k is approx. £820 inc of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Property fraud is thankfully rare but instances of it are increasing and the consequences of it can be disastrous for home buyers who can lose all of their deposit and mortgage advance. A policy can be provided to cover properties valued up to £1,000,000 against losses which may be suffered if a criminal successfully impersonates the owner of a property in a sale. The policy covers owner occupied, tenanted and even empty properties. The policy is available for a one off premium and also provides cover against any earlier fraudulent sales of the property.

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. The process can be quick or slow, depending on the parties in the chain.

However, below we have suggested some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Prepare contract documents to send to Buyer’s Solicitors
  • If the property is mortgaged, request redemption figures
  • Reply to any enquiries raised by the Buyer’s Solicitors
  • Obtain any documentation required by the Buyer’s Solicitors
  • Make any necessary enquiries of Seller’s solicitor
  • Send final contract and transfer to you for signature
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will sell the property and move out)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • Deal with post completion matters

Our legal fees and expenses for a leasehold sale are:

Leasehold property

£0 – £150,000.00 £650.00 + VAT **
£150,000.00 – £300,000.00 £700.00 + VAT **
£300,000.00 – £500,000.00 £750.00 + VAT **
£500,000.00 – £750,000.00 £800.00 + VAT **
£750,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £850.00 + VAT **
£1,000,000.00 + Please contact for bespoke Quote

Expenses

Land Registry documents £3.00 per document
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) per transaction **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **

Additional Costs

If your Property is shared ownership £75.00 + VAT **
If your property is unregistered £150.00 + VAT **
If you have a Mortgage to redeem £50.00 + VAT **
Repaying and discharging additional charges on a sale(per charge) £75.00 + VAT **
Storage £30.00 + VAT **

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

** Fees differ if client is introduced by third parties/ referrers

The above are our range of costs for the Sale process but the average cost to the client for a Sale excluding SDLT up to £500k is approx. £820 inc of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Property fraud is thankfully rare but instances of it are increasing and the consequences of it can be disastrous for home buyers who can lose all of their deposit and mortgage advance. A policy can be provided to cover properties valued up to £1,000,000 against losses which may be suffered if a criminal successfully impersonates the owner of a property in a sale. The policy covers owner occupied, tenanted and even empty properties. The policy is available for a one off premium and also provides cover against any earlier fraudulent sales of the property.

As the property is leasehold there will be additional expenses such as the Management Pack to be provided by the Management Company on behalf of the Landlord, for which they require a payment. We will be required to provide this to the Buyer’s solicitors as part of the contract documentation.

The precise stages involved in the sale of a leasehold residential property vary according to the circumstances. The process can be quick or slow, depending on the parties in the chain. If you are selling 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

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Prepare contract documents to send to Buyer’s Solicitors
  • If the property is mortgaged request redemption figures
  • Reply to any enquiries raised by the Buyer’s Solicitors
  • Obtain any documentation if required by the Buyer’s Solicitors
  • Make any necessary enquiries of Seller’s solicitor
  • Send final contract and transfer to you for signature
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will sell the property and move out)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • Deal with post completion matters

Our legal fees and expenses for a freehold purchase are:                                                                                                                                   

Freehold property

£0 – £150,000.00 £700.00 + VAT **
£150,000.00 – £300,000.00 £750.00 + VAT **
£300,000.00 – £500,000.00 £800.00 + VAT **
£500,000.00 – £750,000.00 £850.00 + VAT **
£750,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £1000.00 + VAT **
£1,000,000.00 + Please contact for bespoke Quote

Expenses

Land Registry fee dependent on purchase price
Searches (approximately) £250.00 (dependent on local authority)
Chancel Search insurance £15.33 (dependent on purchase price)
Land Registry search £3.00 per person
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **
Stamp Duty Land Tax dependent on purchase price and whether other property is owned

Please check the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues and select stamp duty calculator

Additional Costs

If your Property is shared ownership £75.00 + VAT **
If your property is unregistered £150.00 + VAT **
Arranging a straight forward Indemnity policy (per policy) £10.00 + VAT **
Arranging a bespoke Indemnity policy (per policy) £40.00 + VAT **
Declaration of Trust £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Statutory Declaration £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Lease Extension £350.00 – £600.00 + VAT **
Preparing a Deed of Covenant £75.00 + VAT **
SDLT Return £50.00 + VAT **
Lender Representation £50.00 + VAT **
Storage £30.00 + VAT **

Fraud Solution policy

£0-250,000 £28.00*
£250,001-500,000 £33.60*
£500,001-750,000 £56.00*
£750,001-1,000,000 £67.20*

*All premiums are inclusive of IPT

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

** Fees differ if client is introduced by third parties/ referrers

The above are our range of costs for the Purchasing process but the average cost to the client for a purchase excluding SDLT up to £500k is approx. £1280 inc of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Property fraud is thankfully rare but instances of it are increasing and the consequences of it can be disastrous for home buyers who can lose all of their deposit and mortgage advance. A policy can be provided to cover properties valued up to £1,000,000 against losses which may be suffered if a criminal successfully impersonates the owner of a property in a sale. The policy covers owner occupied, tenanted and even empty properties. The policy is available for a one off premium and also provides cover against any earlier fraudulent sales of the property.

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. The process can be quick or slow, 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 can take a little longer than expected.

The fees and expenses quoted above assume that this will be a standard transaction. However, unforeseen difficulties may arise which would cause fees and expenses to increase. Examples would be where we discover a defect in title, there are missing documents, lack of planning permission and/or building regulations approval. The main stages of the process are:

  • 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
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • 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

Our legal fees and expenses for a leasehold purchase are:                                                                 

Leasehold property

£0 – £150,000.00 £800.00 + VAT **
£150,000.00 – £300,000.00 £850.00 + VAT **
£300,000.00 – £500,000.00 £900.00 + VAT **
£500,000.00 – £750,000.00 £950.00 + VAT **
£750,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £1100.00 + VAT **
£1,000,000.00 + Please contact for bespoke Quote

Expenses

Land Registry fee dependent on purchase price
Searches (approximately) £250.00 (dependent on local authority)
Chancel Search insurance £15.33 (dependent on purchase price)
Land Registry search £3.00 per person
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **
Stamp Duty Land Tax dependent on purchase price and whether other property is owned

Please check the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues/stamp-duty-land-tax-calculator-service-availability-and-issues and select stamp duty calculator

Additional Costs

If your Property is shared ownership £75.00 + VAT **
If your property is unregistered £150.00 + VAT **
Arranging a straight forward Indemnity policy (per policy) £10.00 + VAT **
Arranging a bespoke Indemnity policy (per policy) £40.00 + VAT **
Declaration of Trust £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Statutory Declaration £75.00 – £150.00 + VAT **
Lease Extension £350.00 – £600.00 + VAT **
Preparing a Deed of Covenant £75.00 + VAT **
SDLT Return £50.00 + VAT **
Lender Representation £50.00 + VAT **
Storage £30.00 + VAT **

Fraud Solution policy

£0-250,000 £28.00*
£250,001-500,000 £33.60*
£500,001-750,000 £56.00*
£750,001-1,000,000 £67.20*

*All premiums are inclusive of IPT

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

** Fees differ if client is introduced by third parties/ referrers

The above are our range of costs for the Purchasing process but the average cost to the client for a purchase excluding SDLT up to £500k is approx. £1280 inc of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Property fraud is thankfully rare but instances of it are increasing and the consequences of it can be disastrous for home buyers who can lose all of their deposit and mortgage advance. A policy can be provided to cover properties valued up to £1,000,000 against losses which may be suffered if a criminal successfully impersonates the owner of a property in a sale. The policy covers owner occupied, tenanted and even empty properties. The policy is available for a one off premium and also provides cover against any earlier fraudulent sales of the property.

As the property is leasehold there will be additional expenses such as the Management Pack to be provided by the Management Company on behalf of the Landlord, for which they require a payment. We will be required to provide this to the Buyer’s solicitors as part of the contract documentation.

The precise stages involved in the sale of a leasehold residential property vary according to the circumstances. The process can be quick or slow, depending on the parties in the chain. If you are selling 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

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Prepare contract documents to send to Buyer’s Solicitors
  • If the property is mortgaged request redemption figures
  • Reply to any enquiries raised by the Buyer’s Solicitors
  • Obtain any documentation if required by the Buyer’s Solicitors
  • Make any necessary enquiries of Seller’s solicitor
  • Send final contract and transfer to you for signature
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will sell the property and move out)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • Deal with post completion matters

Our legal fees and expenses for a remortgage are:

Freehold property

£350.00 + VAT and expenses

Expenses

Land Registry documents £3.00 per document
Land Registry search £3.00
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) per transaction **
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

The precise stages involved in the remortgage of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.

However, below we have suggested some key stages

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Review the legal title
  • Review your new lenders offer and report to you
  • If the property is already mortgaged request redemption figures
  • Send mortgage deed to you for signature
  • Provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction
  • Agree completion date
  • Deal with post completion matters and provide you with updated legal title

Our legal fees and expenses for a Transfer of Equity are:

 

£275.00 (plus VAT and expenses) if no mortgage to be redeemed
£295.00(plus VAT and expenses) if new mortgage

Expenses

Land Registry documents £3.00 per document
Land Registry search £3.00
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Money Laundering search £24.00 (incl VAT) per person **
Telegraphic transfer £39.00 (incl VAT) per transaction **

** Where VAT is applicable it will be at the current rate of 20 %

The precise stages involved in the transfer of a property vary according to the circumstances. If you are staying with the same lender and only removing one party from the legal title, we will require the lenders consent. The party being removed from the title should take independent legal advice. We will provide a transfer document to reflect your instructions. This will then be submitted to the Land Registry

    • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
    • If however you are moving lender then we will deal with your new lender and report to you on the mortgage, send mortgage deed to you for signature, provide you with a completion statement showing financial aspect of the transaction, deal with post completion matters and provide you with updated legal title at completion