Conveyancing fees and disbursements
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete a standard* purchase or sale of your property, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.
For an instant quote including Stamp Duty Land Tax see our quote generator.
HM Land registry fees: Available through HMLR website
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. 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 separately. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller’s solicitors.
Stamp Duty Land Tax
This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.
How long will my house purchase take?
The average process takes between 6 to 8 weeks.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 to 4 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.
Stages of the process
The precise stages involved in the purchase/sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:
You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information.
Fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the estimates given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
Our fees assume that:
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