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Residential Purchase Fees

Residential conveyancing: purchase. An overview of our charges.

This page gives information about our charges for property sales. Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your property

Residential conveyancing: Your property purchase

This page gives information about our charges for residential property purchases. Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your property.

Our fees for acting on your residential conveyancing transaction will reflect a wide variety of factors including whether the transaction is a sale or purchase, your property’s location, and whether it is a flat or a house.

We have provided information on our anticipated charges for sales, purchases and re-mortgages with guidance of what may cause those costs to vary. Fees will vary from property to property and can on occasion exceed the guidance given.  We can give you an accurate figure once we have specific information about the property.

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new property, including dealing with registration at HM Land registry and your payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Table A below shows the range of fees we may charge for your property purchase by reference to its price.

Circumstances that may alter the price you pay are shown in Table B. Disbursements payable by you are shown in Table C.

For a tailored quote, please contact us at [email protected]

Table A

 Property Price Fee Range excl VAT Fee Range incl VAT
£0-100,000 £500-650 £600-780
£100,001-200,000 £550-700 £660-840
£200,001-300,000 £600-750 £720-900
£300,001-400,000 £650-800 £780-960
£400,001-500,000 £700-850 £840-1020
£500,001-600,000 £750-900 £900-1080
£600,001-700,000 £800-950 £960-1140
£700,001-800,000 £850-1000 £1020-1200
£800,001-900,000 £900-1050 £1080-1260
£900,001-1,000,000 £950-2000 £1140-2400

For properties valued at over £1,000,000 please contact us for a tailored quotation.

We will charge additional fees in each of the following circumstances:

Table B

 Circumstance Fee excl VAT Fee incl VAT
A Leasehold Flat * £200 £240
A Shared Ownership purchase (where you purchase a share in a property and the landlord owns the other share) * £250 £300
Purchasing a new build property £125 £150
Preparation of a Declaration of Trust £100 £120
Purchasing a repossessed property £70 £90
Electronic Money Transfer Fee £35 £42

There will also be disbursements payable.  These are costs relating to your matter that are payable to 3rd parties. We handle the payment of these fees to the 3rd party to both ensure a smoother process and because it is often a requirement of mortgage conditions that we do so.  We have provided links to a Stamp Duty Land Tax Calculator and HM Land Registry’s fee scale so that you have accurate information about the amount of these particular disbursements since they are both dependant upon the price of the property being purchased.

Table C

Disbursement Cost excluding VAT Cost including VAT
Local Authority Search **  
Drainage Search ***  
Environmental Search (based on a Groundsure Homebuyers Report) £49 £58.80
Coal Mining Search, if required https://www2.groundstability.com/mining-reports-prices-2018/ From £34.33 From £41.20
Index Map Search £4.00 £4.80
Land Registry Search £3.00 £3.00
Bankruptcy Search per person £2.00 £2.00
Land Registry Registration Fee https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees#scale-1-fees  
Stamp Duty Land Tax for Properties in England https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro  
Stamp Duty Land Tax for Properties in Wales https://beta.gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator  
Electronic ID check (if required; approx.) £6.25 £7.50
Registration of a charge at Companies House (needed where a company is buying with a mortgage)   £15

*  There will be additional disbursements payable where a property is leasehold.  These will be set out in the specific lease relating to the property. These disbursements are usually payable to the freeholder or management company (or both).

** Local Authority Searches: The price of a local authority search is set by your local authority.  Fees can range from £75 – £200 plus VAT.

*** Drainage Search: The price of a drainage search is set by your service provider.  Fees range from £40 – £100 plus VAT. We can advise you of the specific cost once we obtain the information from your provider.