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Our Costs - Residential Sale

FEES, DISBURSEMENTS & TIMESCALES

Area of Law: Property
Sub Area of Law: Residential Sale
Charge: Fixed – sliding scale

We are accredited as part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).  The scheme is designed to improve transparency of transactions, raise service levels and provide better communication and a more efficient process.

 

Fees

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home, including paying the Estate Agents and redeeming the mortgage (if applicable) on your behalf.

Our fees are based on a sliding scale determined by a number of factors including the value of the property and whether the property is freehold or leasehold or registered land or unregistered land and any other factors unique to that property or area.

The conveyancing process includes:

  • Obtaining Title documentation and protocol forms;
     

  • Drafting Contract and issuing the same to the buyers solicitors;
     

  • Dealing with any additional enquiries raised by the buyers solicitors;
     

  • Agreeing the terms of the Contract;
     

  • Obtaining redemption statement in relation to any mortgage (if applicable);
     

  • Proceeding to exchange of Contracts and subsequent completion of your sale;
     

  • Paying the Estate Agents and redeeming the mortgage on your behalf
     

If anything outside the agreed scope of work arises this will be discussed with you and a fee agreed for undertaking the extra work required.  

BUYING AND SELLING A HOUSE

What a solicitor will do for you

Usually the legal fees to act for you in your residential sale will fall within the range of £800 plus VAT for a simple transaction with a property valued at £200,000 and under, through to £1,050 plus VAT for a property valued in the range of over £200,000 to £500,000.   If the property you are selling is valued over £500,000 an individual quote will be provided.

If the property you are selling is leasehold or unregistered then an additional fee of £200 plus VAT will be applied.

Additional fees that apply will include:

Bank telegraphic transfer fee to include additional costs and bank charge – £35.00

VAT thereon at 20% – £7.00

Electronic ID check per person – £12.50

VAT thereon at 20% – £2.50

Lawyer check – £20.00

VAT thereon at 20% – £4.00

 

 

Disbursements

Office Copy Entries – £12.00

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Timescale

We anticipate being able to complete the legal formalities within 8-12 weeks subject to the information provided although this may change as the matter proceeds, particularly if there are other parties on the conveyancing chain.

To enable you to track your sale and receive updates you will be given an invite to Referring Smart, which can be accessed via your pc or you can download an app for your phone or ipad/tablet.

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OUR CONVEYANCING TEAM

(Over our four offices)

Name
Job Title
Qualifications
Areas of Law Practiced
Years of Experience
Anri Oosthuizen
Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Property
Chartered Legal Executive
Residential Property
8+ Years of Experience
Caroline Facey
Assistant and Trainee Legal Executive | Conveyancing
Trainee Legal Executive
Residential Property
3 Years of Experience
Charlotte Read
Solicitor | Residential Property
Solicitor
Residential Property
14 Years of Experience
Emily Wilson
Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Property
FCILEx
Residential Property
10 Years of Experience
Emma Rybaruk
Solicitor | Residential Property
Solicitor
Residential Property
15+ Years of Experience
Jules Griffiths-Jones
Partner | New Build Properties
FCILEx
New Build Property
25+ Years of Experience
Megan Carthew
Conveyancing Assistant and Trainee Legal Executive | New Build Properties
Trainee Legal Executive
New Build Property
7+ Years of Experience
Mercedes Thorne
Conveyancing Manager | Residential Property
Residential Property
14 Years of Experience
Paula Woodland
Partner and Head of Residential Property
FCILEx
Residential Property
29 Years of Experience
Sue Gill
Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Property
FCILEx | Chartered Legal Executive
Residential Property
15+ Years of Experience
Susan Walker
Property Executive | Residential Property
ILEx
Residential Property
15 Years of Experience
Terese Kingman
Associate and Chartered Legal Executive | Property
FCILEx
Residential Property
20 Years of Experience

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