Due to the increasingly cheap conveyancing prices available online, we will endeavour to be as competitive as possible with our quotes without the risk of sacrificing quality and peace of mind.
We work on a no completion no fee basis on all standard residential transactions. Fees are made up of our professional fees (which are subject to VAT) and disbursements. There will be no hidden professional charges that will be forced upon you at the end of the process and in all standard transactions the price will remain fixed.
These are fees paid to us for carrying out the conveyancing process on your behalf.
The quotation we provide will be based upon the price of the property and the complexity of the case and it includes the cost of acting for the mortgage lender if a mortgage is involved.
These are fees you must pay to various third parties involved in the conveyancing process. Please see examples of disbursements below:
Search Fees: These become payable on a purchase and need to be paid to the relevant authority in order for us to assess the condition of the property you propose to purchase. The idea is that you know what you are buying and are made aware of any problems so that you can make the ultimate decision as to whether or not you still wish to proceed. Examples of standard searches include: Local Search Fees, Water & Drainage Search Fees and Environmental Search Fees.
Land Registry Fees:
These are fees paid to the Land Registry to register your ownership of the property, this is a government charge.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT):
This is another government charge, the amount you pay depends on the purchase price of your property.
Miscellaneous Mortgage Lender Fees:
If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage, we would normally be acting for the mortgage lender too. The lender may impose additional charges on you and you will be required to pay them in order to complete. If you are selling a property, any current charges on the property will also have to be paid off in full. It is therefore important that you make sure that you will be able to pay off the mortgage and/or all other charges on the property whenever you sell your property or you will be unable to complete.
Estate Agent Fees:
If you are selling your property via an agent there will be a fee payable to them (subject to VAT) and it is usually agreed between you and the agent beforehand.