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Seeking your forever home can feel like a dream come true. No two Residential Property matters are the same.

Whether you’re selling a home, purchasing a property, or doing simultaneously, we are well equipped to guide you through all legalities and provide expertise for all eventualities.
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We understand that buying or selling a property can be a complex process, which is why we are here to support you every step of the way. We believe in being transparent with our clients about our fees and costs, so you always know what to expect. Our team is led by Nasar Ali and has over 20 years of experience in this area of law.

For residential conveyancing, our fees can differ depending on the details of your transaction. To give you an idea of what you might expect, please see below a representative example based on the purchase of a freehold property for £300,000 with the aid of a mortgage. However, please note that this is simply an example and will be subject to change when further details are obtained.

Additional fees may also apply depending on your specific circumstances, such as costs for works associated with newbuild or shared ownership properties, or costs for works associated with leasehold properties.

For a sale of freehold property for £300,000 with a charge registered, our estimate is as follows:

Summary of Estimated Professional Charges and Expenses:

Our Professional Charges £995.00 plus VAT

Dealing with Redemption £249.00 plus VAT

Bank Transfer Fee £35.00 plus VAT (per transfer)

HMLR & Search Fees (includes ordering and checking searches) £25.00 plus VAT

AML, Admin, Postage Charges/Costs/Fees £20.00 plus VAT

VAT £264.80

Add: Estimated Disbursements & Costs

Office Copies £12.00 (TBC)

ID Checks £7.20 plus (per name)

Total £1,608.00

For a freehold purchase of £300,000 with the aid of a mortgage, we have pleasure in forwarding our estimate as follows:

Summary of Estimated Professional Charges and Expenses

Our Professional Charges/Cost £995.00 plus VAT

SDLT Return Fees/Costs £195.00 plus VAT

Acting for Lender Fee £249.00 plus VAT

Bank Transfer Fee £35.00 (per transfer) plus VAT

Search Fees (includes ordering and checking searches) £500.00 plus VAT

Admin, Postage and AML £20.00 plus VAT

VAT@ usual rate £398.80

Add: Estimated Disbursements & Costs

Government Stamp Duty £TBC at completion

AML ID Checks £7.20 (per name) inc VAT

Land Registration Fee £150.00 Exact fee to be confirmed at completion

Total £2,550.00

Please note that fees can vary between each matter, and the above estimates are provided for informational purposes only. All work For a bespoke estimate on your purchase or sale, please do not hesitate to contact us using the enquiry format on our website or our direct phone line at 01234 350 244.

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Key stages and Possible Timescales of a Conveyancing transaction

Conveyancing can seem like a complex topic, however there are a few key stages to keep an eye out for as a buyer, or seller, as these can affect the overall timeframe of a transaction:

iii) Searches

 If you are buying a property with the aid of a mortgage, chances are you may require searches to be carried out. Your solicitors will request this usually near the beginning of a transaction. Ordering searches can be seen as a key stage in the transaction as it can take up to 4 weeks, on average, for all the results to come back. From a seller's viewpoint, you may wish to obtain an update on your buyers search results as this can help you to understand a possible timeframe for the transaction.

i) Completed paperwork

As Solicitors, we will require signed terms of business, along with other details, in order to proceed with your transaction. The quicker initial paperwork is returned, the sooner the conveyancing process can begin.

iv) Mortgage

Another key stage in many conveyancing transactions, is the mortgage process. In some cases, this is carried out before the conveyancing process, however in most cases, it is carried out alongside the conveyancing. Given that this is a separate process, it can be subject to delays and it is best to stay on top of the progress so that you are aware of how it can affect the timeframe of your conveyancing. From a seller's viewpoint, it may be best to check with your solicitor if the buyer is obtaining a mortgage and to request timely updates on the progress so that you are aware of the possible affects it can have on your preferred completion date.

ii) Draft Contract paperwork

This is another key stage in the conveyancing process, which can affect the overall timeframe of the transaction. From the seller's viewpoint, the quicker the documents are returned, the sooner the draft contract paperwork can be issued to the buyer solicitors. From the buyers point of view, the sooner the draft contract pack is received by your solicitors, the sooner your solicitors can review and raise any enquiries accordingly.

v) Enquiries

This part of the process usually affects the timeframe of your conveyancing the most. After reviewing the draft contract pack, the buyer's solicitors will look to raise enquiries to which they require answers prior to the exchange. This process can be seen as a Question-and-answer session between both sets of solicitors until the buyer's solicitors are satisfied that all their questions have been answered. This can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks depending on the enquiries raised, and whether third-party solicitors are involved (i.e. as found commonly in Islamic Finance transactions).

While an average timescale for a transaction could be anywhere from 8-12 weeks, this can be significantly impacted by the above factors and could result in a transaction being completed in a longer period of time, or even a shorter period of time than referenced above. As the transaction progresses, and the above key stages are met, your solicitor should have a clearer idea of possible target dates for exchange and completion and will update you accordingly.

What to expect?

We will do all the behind-the-scenes work. We want you to focus on making your new house a home.

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  • We will draft contracts, request searches, and raise inquiries
  • Receive your mortgage offer and create your mortgage pack
  • Compile a full legal report if you are purchasing a property
  • Organize and execute exchange and completion
  • Sort out all post-completion work, such as registering the property in your name
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are your fees?

Our fees start from £695*. Get in touch today to receive your free quote and find out more about how to get your property transaction on its feet* Fees do not include disbursements such as Local Search Fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax, Bankruptcy Search, etc. Don’t worry! We will be transparent about all the additional costs from the get-go! No hidden surprises here!

What is Exchange and Completion?
Exchange is the official exchange of contracts, making your property transaction legally binding. Completion is the day you get your keys! You will be required to pay your deposit on Exchange and the rest of the monies on Completion.

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