In Fees, Buying and selling property

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your home. Our scale of fees is set out below.

Our fees

Legal fees are calculated according to the value of the property.

Up to £150,000 £1200 plus VAT Total £1440
£150,001 to £300,000 £1200 plus VAT Total £1440
£300,001 to £500,000 £1200 plus VAT Total £1440
£500,001 to £750,000 £1350 plus VAT Total £1620
£750,001 to £1 million £1675 plus VAT Total £2010
In excess of £1 million 0.33% of purchase price plus VAT at 20%
Additional legal fee where sale includes discharging mortgage £100 plus VAT Total Total £120
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT Total £36

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as office copy entries. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. There are certain disbursements which will be set out in the individual lease relating to the Property. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out below.

Office Copy entries £20
Management Information Pack £200-£300 according to the managing agent
Exceptional circumstances

Our fee assumes that:

  • this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction.  Where title to the property is unregistered we will usually apply an additional charge of £250+vat (total £300).
  • this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  • the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.
  • all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Should one or more of the above arise we reserve the right to vary our fee from the scales above, but we will always seek your approval of any variation before additional fees are incurred.

To meet our residential property team please click below

Patricia Smith (Department Supervisor)

Neil White

Emma Crowley

How long will it take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6 and 10 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. If, for example, you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, perhaps so long as 3 and 6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

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