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Buying a property is a big step, and you can’t afford for anything to go wrong. You need a highly skilled and experienced legal team who will get the job done quickly, allowing you to focus on other things.

Conveyancing describes the legal process of buying a home in England and Wales. It takes place when the title or ownership of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer.

As a property buyer, it is in your best interests to hire a legal professional for this process.

We offer expert advice, guiding you through the process at every stage of buying your property.

We take care of the legal side effectively and efficiently so you can be free to enjoy the experience of buying your home.

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Our Conveyancing Solicitors advise and assist with:

  • Property Sales
  • Property Purchases
  • Property Auctions
  • Joint Ownership
  • Shared Ownership
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Right to Buy
  • Purchasing the Freehold of a Leasehold Property
  • Remortgaging of a Property
  • Commercial and Land Transactions

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Our Conveyancing Purchase Fee's

Here you will find the range of our basic legal fees for standard transactions for dealing with the purchase of residential property.

The fees are based on the value of the property. Please note these fees do not include disbursements which may be payable and the details of which can be found further down the page.

Value of transaction Basic Legal Fee VAT @20%
Up to £150,000£550
£150,001 to £250,000£600
£250,001 to £300,000£900
£300,001 to £400,000£925
£400,001 to £450,000£1,025
£450,001 to £550,000£1,050
£550,001 to £750,000£1,150
£750,001 and above£1,150 plus £50 for every £50,000 added to the value


Please note;

  • For leasehold properties there is an additional charge of £300 +VAT @ 20%
  • Searches for purchases - £360
  • Chancel Indemnity - £20 (if required)

The exact final cost will depend on the complexity of the matter, the number of individuals involved in the transaction and whether the property is freehold or leasehold.

We will handle the full conveyancing and legal process for you, liaising with estate agents, your broker and other third parties involved in the matter.

Disbursements (being payments to third parties) are not included in the above legal fees for a house purchase. We cannot include all of them as some will only apply depending on the circumstances but and those which will be necessary are:

  • HM Land Registry fee – from £20 to £270 which depends on the property value.
  • Estate agency fees.
  • Other small Land Registry payments – ranging from £3 on a sale to £20 on a purchase.
  • Stamp Duty – this is paid on a purchase and is dependent upon the value of the property. Please visit stampdutycalculator.org.uk for details.

Additional costs

Occasionally additional costs are incurred during a matter which we could not have foreseen at the outset. A full list of the cost of those Additional Items can be found here.

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Do I need a Conveyancing Solicitor to buy a property?

In the UK, while you're not legally required to hire a conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer to buy a property, it's highly recommended to do so. Purchasing a property is a complex legal process, and having a professional handle the conveyancing ensures that everything is done correctly and legally.

Here are several reasons why it's advisable to engage a conveyancer:

1. Legal Expertise:

Conveyancing involves a range of legal tasks, including property searches, contract preparation, title checks, and dealing with legal documents. A conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer has the legal expertise and knowledge to navigate these complexities and ensure that your interests are protected throughout the transaction.

2. Risk Mitigation:

Property transactions can involve significant financial investments, and there are various risks involved, such as hidden defects in the property, legal restrictions, or disputes over boundaries. A conveyancer can identify and mitigate these risks, reducing the likelihood of costly issues arising in the future.

3. Compliance with Legal Requirements:

There are numerous legal requirements and regulations governing property transactions in the UK. A conveyancer stays up-to-date with these laws and ensures that your transaction complies with all legal obligations, including paying stamp duty land tax (SDLT) and registering the property with the Land Registry.

4. Negotiation and Communication:

A conveyancer acts as your representative throughout the transaction, communicating with the seller's solicitor, negotiating terms, and addressing any issues that arise. They provide invaluable support and guidance, particularly if disputes or complications arise during the process.

5. Peace of Mind:

Hiring a conveyancer gives you peace of mind knowing that your property transaction is being handled by a professional who understands the intricacies of the process. They provide reassurance and support, guiding you through each step of the transaction and addressing any concerns you may have.

In Summary

While you're not legally required to hire a conveyancer to buy a property, doing so significantly reduces the risk of costly mistakes, ensures compliance with legal requirements, and provides peace of mind throughout the transaction.

It's a worthwhile investment that can ultimately save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

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How much does conveyancing cost in the UK when buying a property

The cost of conveyancing in the UK when buying a property can vary depending on several factors, including the property's value, the complexity of the transaction, and the conveyancer or solicitor you choose. Here's a breakdown of the typical conveyancing fees you can expect when buying a property:

1. Legal Fees:

Conveyancers or solicitors charge legal fees for their services, which typically range from £500 to £1,500 or more, depending on the complexity of the transaction and the provider's fee structure. Some conveyancers offer fixed-fee packages, while others charge hourly rates or a percentage of the property's value.

2. Disbursements:

These are additional costs incurred during the conveyancing process, such as property searches, land registry fees, and stamp duty land tax (SDLT). Disbursement costs can vary depending on factors such as the property's location and the type of searches required. On average, disbursements can range from a few hundred to over a thousand pounds.

3. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT):

SDLT is a tax levied on property transactions above a certain threshold. The amount of SDLT payable depends on the property's purchase price and your individual circumstances, such as whether you're a first-time buyer or purchasing an additional property. SDLT rates vary, with higher rates applying to additional properties or purchases over certain thresholds.

4. Bank Transfer Fees:

You may incur fees for transferring funds to complete the purchase of the property. These fees can vary depending on your bank's policies and the amount of money being transferred.

In Summary

Overall, the total cost of conveyancing when buying a property in the UK typically ranges from around £800 to £2,500 or more, including legal fees, disbursements, and other associated costs. It's essential to obtain quotes from multiple conveyancers or solicitors, compare their fee structures and services, and inquire about any potential additional charges to ensure transparency and avoid unexpected expenses during the transaction.

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How long does conveyancing take when buying a property in the UK

The duration of conveyancing when buying a property in the UK can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the transaction, the responsiveness of parties involved, and any unforeseen complications that may arise. On average, the conveyancing process typically takes between 8 to 12 weeks from the time your offer is accepted to completion, although it can sometimes be longer or shorter.

Here's a breakdown of the typical timeline for the conveyancing process when buying a property in the UK:

1. Instruction of Conveyancer:

Once your offer on a property is accepted, you'll need to instruct a conveyancer or solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the transaction. This usually happens shortly after your offer is accepted.

2. Preliminary Checks and Searches:

Your conveyancer will conduct various checks and searches, including local authority searches, environmental searches, and checking the property's title deeds. These searches aim to uncover any potential issues or legal matters affecting the property.

3. Review of Legal Documents:

Your conveyancer will review the draft contract provided by the seller's solicitor and raise any necessary inquiries or concerns. They'll also ensure that all legal documentation is in order and accurately reflects the terms of the sale.

4. Mortgage Approval:

If you're obtaining a mortgage to finance the purchase, the lender will conduct a valuation survey and assess your mortgage application. The timeframe for mortgage approval can vary depending on the lender's processes and requirements.

5. Exchange of Contracts:

Once all necessary checks and inquiries have been completed satisfactorily, and both parties are ready to proceed, contracts are exchanged. This is a legally binding step in the process, and a completion date is set.

6. Completion:

On the agreed-upon completion date, the remaining balance of the purchase price is transferred to the seller's solicitor, and legal ownership of the property is transferred to you. You'll receive the keys to your new home, and the transaction is completed.

It's essential to note that the timeline for conveyancing can be affected by various factors, such as delays in obtaining search results, negotiations over contract terms, or issues with mortgage approval. Communication and cooperation between all parties involved, including the buyer, seller, conveyancers, and mortgage lender, can help ensure a smoother and more efficient conveyancing process.

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