Whether you are buying or selling; a first time buyer or a seasoned developer your goals are the same when you enter into a Conveyancing transaction.  You want a smooth transaction to complete as fast as is practicable and at a price which is affordable.

We pride ourselves on providing a personal service from a dedicated team of Conveyancing staff.  Your file will be the responsibility of a Lawyer with whom you will have personal contact.

Residential Conveyancing

Irrespective of whether it is a mansion or a bedsit; freehold or leasehold your home is, in most cases, the most important and valuable asset that you will ever own.  As with all our services we pride ourselves on providing an honest and approachable service.  Each individual transaction will vary and for that reason we provide a full conveyancing service that can be catered to your needs.  Whilst some details of our service are provided here we strongly recommend you contact any of our team to discuss your requirements.

Commercial Conveyancing

Whether you are buying, selling, leasing as a landlord or tenant you need to be fully aware of the legal commitments you are entering into.  We offer a full range of advice on commercial transactions from lock up shops to large Hotels.  Please contact Mr John Darby or Jonathan Parker to discuss your particular transaction in more detail.

Remortgaging & Equity Release

As panel members with every major Mortgage Lender in England & Wales we can help you through the legal aspects of either a remortgage or equity release.  As with all our Conveyancing work we offer our service for a competitive fixed fee.

Costs

With any transaction we understand that you will be working to budgets.  We will outline our fees at the outset of your matter in the form of written quotation.  We never ask for our fees to be paid in advance.  Most transactions incur out of pocket expenses (disbursements) such as search fees which we will ask you to provide in advance.  

Our written quotation will be specific to your transaction and personal circumstances.  Factors that may influence the price we quote include the value of the Property, where you are buying, who is buying, whether you require a mortgage to assist your purchase or are repaying a mortgage when you sell. 

Due to the individual nature of your transaction our written quotation will detail our fees together with an estimate of the out of pocket expenses we are likely incur on your behalf.  You will receive this quotation prior to any work being commenced.

The following table shows a range of our typical fees based on the Property sale/purchase price.  Where your quote fits within the following ranges will depend on the individual complexities of your transaction.

Our price when quoted to you in writing covers all of our fees to complete your transaction.  There are NO hidden fees or extras.  On occasion there may be disbursements that become payable (such as an Indemnity Policy or Service Charge on a Leasehold property) that we would be unaware of at the outset of a matter.  In that circumstance we would always advise you of the extra disbursement in advance of incurring that expense. 

Our fees on Residential Sales & Purchases

 £0-200,000      £750 +vat  – our minimum charge
 £200,000-£300,000    £800 - £950+vat
 £300,000-£500,000   £950 - £1,250+vat
 £500,000-£750,000  £1,250 - £1,500+vat
 £750,000-£1,000,000   £1,500 - £2,000+vat
 £1,000,000-£1,500,000     £2,000 - £2,500+vat
 £1,500,000-£2,000,000     £2,500 - £3,000+vat
 £2,000,000+     £3,500 +vat

    

Our fixed fees on other types of transactions involving residential properties

 Remortgages           £475+vat
 Transfer of Equity     £450+vat
 Equity Release    £500+vat

In addition to the fees in the above table which are our fees for completing the legal work on your behalf the following typical disbursements (out of pocket expenses) may be incurred during your transaction:

Disbursements on a typical sale:

 Land Registry copies  £6 (freehold) £12 (leasehold)
 Estate Agents     As negotiated by you with your Agent

Disbursements on a typical purchase or remortgage:

Land Registry Fee          Dependant on your purchase price
Stamp Duty   Dependant on price and personal circumstances
Search fees    £200-350 (dependant on where you are buying)
Bankruptcy Search   £2 per person
Land Registry Search   £3

        

Bank Transfer fees

During the course of your transaction we may have to send money electronically to 3rd parties.  Normal examples include sending the purchase monies to the Seller’s Solicitor; paying off your mortgage; or sending the net proceeds of sale to you.  Each electronic transfer costs £42 which represents the following per transaction

Our Bank’s Transfer Fee         £12
Our fee for arranging the transfer   £30 (£25+vat)

What if my transaction doesn’t complete?

On occasion property transactions do not proceed to completion.  This may be because you have a change of mind, or factors outside of your control, or problems with the property.  On these rare occasions we charge abortive costs at a reduced fixed rate on the following basis:

Stage reached:  £
File opened & Initial letters confirming instructions  No charge
Contract Issued / Contract received  £150 (inc VAT)
Enquiries answered / enquiries raised  £400 (inc VAT)
Sale – Point of exchange; Purchase – Report to Client  £600 (inc VAT)
Post exchange  Full quoted price

    

Please contact either Jonathan Parker, Tracy Mashford or Sue Hanbury for a free no obligation quote.

Contact the Conveyancing team

John Darby

John Darby

Partner

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Jonathan Parker

Jonathan Parker

Solicitor

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Tracy Mashford

Tracy Mashford

Conveyancing Executive

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Sue Hanbury

Sue Hanbury

Conveyancer

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