Conveyancing Estimate

If you wish to have an estimate of the costs of your proposed sale and /or sale please use complete the form below and we will email you a quote as soon as possible or alternatively telephone Andrea or Sue on 023 80849381 who will be pleased to talk through a quote with you.

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Conveyancing Fees

We have set out below our charges for sales and purchases. Please use the Conveyancing contact form for an exact quote based in your specific circumstances.

Prices for conveyancing
The fees for acting for you on a sale or a purchase depend on a number of factors. Our base fee range is as follows.

Sale:

Sale price Band

Up to £750,000                  £600-1000 plus VAT
£750,000 -£1,000,000    £1000-£1250 plus VAT
£1,000,000-£1,250,000  £1250-£1750 plus VAT
£1,250,000 and higher From £1750 plus VAT*

Purchase Price Band

Up to £750,000                         £600-1000 plus VAT
£750,000-£1,000,000             £1000-£1250 plus VAT
£1,000,000-£1,250,000          £1250-£1750 plus VAT
£1,250,000 and higher from   £1750 plus VAT*

Where there is to be a mortgage we do not charge an additional fee for acting for the lender.
*We will agree a bespoke quote with you for completing your sale and purchase.

In addition to the fixed base price there are normally the following additional fees and expenses

Sale

Telegraphic transfer fee to pay off a mortgage                    £50.00 Plus VAT
Office copies of the Title                                                           £6.00
Payment to you of the proceeds of sale by bank transfer  £10-35 plus VAT

Purchase

Search Fees                                                                                  From £170
Bankruptcy search                                                                     £4.00
Land Registry search                                                                 £3.00
Land Registry Fee dependant on purchase price
Stamp Duty Land Tax Dependant on a number of factors

If the following become apparent during the transaction the following charges will apply;
Unregistered land                                                                    £100 plus VAT = £120
Repossession/newbuild supplement                                   £100 plus VAT = £120
Forces Help to Buy Scheme –                                                £100 plus VAT = £120
Second charges or further borrowing                                 £100 plus VAT = £120
Leasehold properties                                                             £100 plus VAT = £120

The sale work will consist of the following:

(a) drafting a contract package;
b) assisting you in answering replies to additional enquiries;
(c) negotiating a transfer document;
(d) proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale;
(g) redeeming your mortgage (if appropriate), settling your estate agents’ commission account (if appropriate)
The purchase work will consist of the following:
(a) investigating the title to the property, to include:
(i) carrying out searches with respect to title and local government information for the property;
(ii) reviewing replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries;
(b) negotiating a purchase contract;
(c) negotiating a transfer document;
(d) advising you in respect of your mortgage offer;
(e) preparing a report on title;
(f) proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase;
(g) transferring funds by telegraphic transfer to the seller’s solicitors and for relevant taxes;
(h) calculating stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on the purchase and preparing and submitting to HM Revenue & Customs the appropriate SDLT forms; and
(i) registering the purchase and the mortgage at the Land Registry.
We will not be carrying out any enquires into the past use of the property and will assume that you will be using it for residential purposes. The local search will not reveal planning applications in the vicinity of the property and if you require more information about this we would recommend that you look on the local Council’s website. We will not be dealing with the transfer of any guarantees and you will need to take appropriate meter readings and notify the utility companies accordingly. We would also recommend that you have your own survey carried out as you buy the property subject to the phrase “the buyer beware” and would also suggest that you ensure you can arrange suitable buildings insurance before we exchange contracts.
The price has been calculated on the basis that:
(a) both properties are currently held under a single freehold title at the Land Registry with no title defects;
(b) one contract is submitted to one purchaser;
(c) the sale and purchase will be on the basis of an unconditional contract and the property is acquired with vacant possession;
(d) completion takes place on the date agreed in the contract;
If it becomes apparent that there are unforeseen circumstances in connection with the sale and purchase we may have to increase our charges, but if that is the case, we shall inform you before we incur any additional costs.
If you are buying a leasehold property we may have to give formal notice to the freeholder that you are the new legal owner and there may be fees charged by the freeholder. Furthermore if you are selling a leasehold property we may have to obtain management information from the managing agents or freeholder. They may make a charge for providing this information which you will need to pay for upfront.
The fees payable for the transmission of your SDLT return do not include any subsequent correspondence with HMRC except in circumstances where the issue has been caused by us.
If we find that any other additional expenses need to be incurred after we have considered the contract, searches and title documents, we shall let you know the reason for the extra expense, the likely amount, and when we shall need payment.
If, for any reason, we have to abort the transaction related to the sale or purchase of your property, we will break the transaction down into stages and advise what percentage of the estimated fee will be charged at each stage.
The fees are the normally the same irrespective of which office is dealing with the transaction.
The members of each office team are:

Hythe

Andrea Waring – Solicitor Head of Property and partner. Supervisor of both offices. MLO officer. Qualified 2000. Specialist property lawyer since qualifying. Hourly rate where a fixed price has not been given £195 plus VAT.
Support Staff
Susan Bullivant– legal Assistant. Dealing principally with post exchange and post completion work. Highly experienced.
Michelle Bennett – legal Assistant dealing with day to day issues on property files. Highly experience
Theodore Gregory – Paralegal University Graduate. working as support for the other members of the property team

Totton

Carol Scott – Solicitor supervisor of Totton Office Property team. 10 years post qualification experience
Melissa Chester – Trainee legal Executive. Experienced in residential and commercial property. Supporting Carol Scott
Tina Millard-Very experienced Legal Assistant. Supporting Carol Scott
Annette Hounslow – Experienced secretary supporting Carol Scott.