What is included in our fees?
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase and/or sale of your property, including payment of any Stamp Duty. The examples on this site show what is involved in a typical conveyancing transaction. We’ve also provided a breakdown of additional fees which may be incurred in certain circumstances.
Our fees are based on the following assumptions:
- this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise, including for example, but not limited to, a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion, or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction.
- the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
- all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
- no indemnity policies are required (additional disbursements may apply if this is the case)
Please note that the examples provided are intended as a guide only – for a detailed estimate specific to your purchase and/or sale please email us at email@example.com or call 01782 840575
Common Questions & Answers
Why do fees differ for freehold and leasehold properties?
The purchase of a leasehold property is more complicated than a freehold property. This involves considerably more work which can mean higher fees. A lease is a complex document which needs to be thoroughly checked, and if you are taking out a mortgage your solicitor will need to ensure that the lease meets your lender’s requirements.
How long does it take to complete a house sale and/or purchase?
This depends on a number of factors, but generally the average transaction can take between 6 and 8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain. Some of the most common reasons for a delay include:
- a particularly long chain with multiple parties involved
- unusual conditions on a mortgage offer that need to be dealt with
- missing or incorrect information from the deeds which makes the title defective
- missing planning or building regulation documentation
- adverse entries on search results which require further investigation
- difficulties in arranging a mortgage
- difficulties in obtaining information from freeholders and/or management companies on leasehold properties
Who will be handling my transaction?
As soon as you have instructed us, we’ll provide you with a client care letter introducing you to the member of our team who will be acting on your behalf. Click here to meet our Residential Conveyancing Team and find out more about us.