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Selling 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 selling 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 seller, 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 selling 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 Sale Fee's

Set out below are the ranges of our basic legal fees for standard transactions for dealing with the sale of residential property. The fees are based on the value of the property. Please note these fees do not include where your property is leasehold or the cost of office copies from the Land Registry, the details of which can be found further down the page.

Value of transaction Basic Legal Fee VAT @20%
Up to £150,000£500
£150,001 to £250,000£600
£250,001 to £300,00£875
£300,001 to £400,000£900
£400,001 to £650,000£1000
£650,001 to £900,000£1100
£900,001 and above£1,100 plus £50 for every £50,000 added to the value


Please note;

For leasehold properties there is an additional charge of £300 +VAT @ 20%.
In addition, there will be a fee for obtaining Office Copies of your legal title from the Land Registry. Freehold = £12.60 and Leasehold = £25.20.

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 conveyancer to sell a house in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, it is not a legal requirement to hire a conveyancer to sell a house, but it is highly recommended. A conveyancer or solicitor plays a crucial role in facilitating the legal aspects of the property transaction, ensuring that the process is smooth, legally sound, and that all necessary documentation is correctly handled.

Here are some reasons why it's advisable to use a conveyancer when selling a house:

1. Legal Expertise:

Conveyancers are legal professionals with expertise in property law. They can guide you through the legal requirements, help prepare the necessary documents, and ensure that the transaction complies with relevant laws and regulations.

2. Document Preparation:

Conveyancers handle the preparation and review of legal documents such as the contract of sale, title deeds, and other relevant paperwork. This helps to avoid mistakes and ensures that the documentation is accurate.

3. Property Searches:

Conveyancers conduct essential property searches to uncover any potential issues that may affect the sale. These searches include local authority searches, land registry checks, and other inquiries to ensure there are no hidden problems with the property.

4. Communication with the Buyer's Solicitor:

The conveyancer acts as an intermediary between you and the buyer's solicitor, facilitating communication and addressing any legal queries or concerns that may arise during the process.

5. Financial Matters:

Conveyancers handle financial aspects of the sale, such as the collection and transfer of funds. They can also help calculate and settle any outstanding mortgage on the property.

In Summary

While hiring a conveyancer is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for a smooth and legally compliant property transaction. It's important to choose a qualified and experienced conveyancer to represent your interests during the sale process.

The conveyancer's fees are typically agreed upon upfront, and the services provided can help streamline the selling process, reduce the risk of legal issues, and provide you with peace of mind.

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How much does conveyancing cost to sell a property in the UK?

The cost of conveyancing when selling a property in the UK can vary depending on several factors, including the value of the property, the complexity of the transaction, and the fee structure of the conveyancer or solicitor you choose to hire.

Typically, conveyancing fees for selling a property in the UK can range from around £500 to £1,500 or more, excluding VAT and disbursements (additional expenses incurred during the conveyancing process).

Here's a breakdown of the typical costs associated with conveyancing when selling a property in the UK:

1. Conveyancer's Fees:

This is the fee charged by the conveyancer or solicitor for their services in handling the legal aspects of the property sale. The conveyancer's fees can vary depending on factors such as their level of experience, the complexity of the transaction, and the geographical location of the property. Conveyancers may charge a fixed fee or an hourly rate for their services.

2. Disbursements:

These are additional expenses incurred during the conveyancing process, such as property searches, land registry fees, bank transfer fees, and postage costs. Disbursements can vary depending on the specific requirements of the transaction and the location of the property. It's essential to clarify with your conveyancer what disbursements are included in their quote and what additional costs may apply.

3. VAT:

Value-added tax (VAT) is payable on conveyancing fees and some disbursements. The current standard rate of VAT in the UK is 20%, but some services may be exempt or subject to a reduced rate.

4. Additional Costs:

Depending on the circumstances of the property sale, there may be additional costs to consider, such as leasehold fees (if the property is leasehold), indemnity insurance, or fees for handling mortgage redemption (paying off any existing mortgage on the property).

In Summary

It's essential to obtain a clear quote or estimate of conveyancing costs from your chosen conveyancer or solicitor before proceeding with the property sale.

Make sure to ask about any potential additional costs or disbursements that may apply to your specific transaction to avoid any surprises later on.

Additionally, consider factors such as the conveyancer's reputation, experience, and level of service when choosing the right professional to handle your property sale.

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How long does conveyancing take when selling a property in the UK?

In the UK, the conveyancing process when selling a property typically takes around 8 to 12 weeks on average. However, this timeframe can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the transaction, the efficiency of communication between parties, and any unexpected issues that may arise during the process.

Here's a breakdown of the key stages in the conveyancing process when selling a property in the UK and an estimate of the time each stage might take:

1. Instruction of a Conveyancer:

 (1-2 weeks)

Once you decide to sell your property, you'll need to instruct a conveyancer or solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the sale. This usually happens soon after you've accepted an offer from a buyer.

2. Drafting and Sending Contracts:

 (1-2 weeks)

Your conveyancer will draft the contract of sale and send it to the buyer's solicitor. This stage may involve gathering information about the property and preparing necessary documentation.

3. Property Information Forms:

 (1-2 weeks)

You'll need to complete various property information forms detailing information about the property, such as fixtures and fittings, boundaries, and any ongoing disputes. This information is then sent to the buyer's solicitor.

4. Property Searches:

 (2-3 weeks)

The buyer's solicitor will conduct searches, including local authority searches, to uncover any issues that may affect the sale. The time taken for searches can vary depending on the local authority and other factors.

5. Negotiations and Agreement:

 (1-2 weeks)

Once all necessary information is gathered, the buyer's solicitor may raise inquiries or request additional information. Negotiations may take place regarding the terms of the sale, which can sometimes extend this stage.

6. Exchange of Contracts:

 (1-2 weeks)

Once both parties are satisfied with the terms, contracts are exchanged, and a completion date is set. This stage involves signing and exchanging contracts, as well as paying a deposit.

7. Completion:

 (1-2 weeks)

On the agreed-upon completion date, the remaining balance of the purchase price is paid, and legal ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer. This typically happens a few weeks after the exchange of contracts, allowing time for any final arrangements to be made.

It's important to note that this timeline is a general estimate, and the actual duration can vary depending on individual circumstances. Delays can occur due to factors such as the need for additional information, unforeseen legal issues, or delays in communication between parties. Working closely with your conveyancer and staying proactive throughout the process can help minimize delays and ensure a smoother transaction.

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