Please note that the fees listed below are a guide and the best way to get an accurate quote for your transaction is to contact a member of our experienced conveyancing solicitors.
Our starting fees for a sale are £500.00 plus 20% VAT. Our fees vary dependent upon the value of the property that you are selling. Our additional fees which may also apply are:-
Shared ownership – £200 + 20% VAT
Anti-Money Laundering ID Check – £15.00 plus 20% VAT
Leasehold House – £100 + 20% VAT
Leasehold Flat – £200.00 + 20% VAT
Help to Buy redemption – £150 + 20% VAT
Telegraphic Transfer fee (per transfer) -£25.00 + 20% VAT
Land registry – £3 per document
In respect of Leasehold properties you may be required to provide information from your Freeholder and/or Management Company to the buyer. The Landlord and Management Company are likely to charge a fee for this information. There is no standard fee and we will only be able to advise you of this during the transaction. The fees are often in the region of £300.00-£500.00.
Our fees assume the following:-
• That 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 indemnity policies are required;
• That part of the property is not unregistered;
• Building regulations or planning permission have been obtained;
• Any crucial documents that we have previously requested have been sent in by you.
Should any of the above factors arise then the fixed fee will no longer apply and we will provide you with a revised cost of work.
Please note that we do not offer a no sale no fee service. If your transaction does not proceed to completion then we reserve the right to charge a fee proportionate to the amount of work carried out.
How long will my house sale take?
How long it will take from you accepting the buyers offer until your house is sold will depend upon a number of factors and can be quicker or slower depending upon on the parties in the chain. The average process takes between 8- 12 weeks, however this is an estimate only.
Please note that this an estimate only and is based upon the transaction being straightforward with no complex issues and is calculated from the point that we receive all completed paperwork from you together with the payment on account which allows us to commence work on your matter. It is always our aim to ensure that your transaction is progressed as swiftly as possible with the minimum of delays and within the shortest amount of time possible.
The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are the key stages of the sale of a property to assist you to understand the process:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Checking the title of the property you are selling
• Preparing documents, the sale contract and deeds relating to your sale
• Dealing with questions and enquiries raised by the buyers Solicitor
• Reporting and providing information to you relating to the property you are selling
• Exchanging contracts following any necessary negotiations on the terms
• Send final contract to you for signature
• Approving the transfer deed to the buyers
• Agree completion date (date from which you no longer own the property)
• Complete your sale and accounting to you for the proceeds or receiving from you any monies required to complete the sale
• Dealing with all post-completion matters, particularly repaying any outstanding mortgages or loans.