Residential Sale Pricing
Thank you for looking at our property services. Whether you are a first-time buyer or an investor, we are here to take the stress out of buying and selling a home. We will guide you through each step of the transaction and tailor our service to your personal requirements, so you get exactly the service you need.
When it comes to selling a property, there are important decisions you need to make and we are here to ensure that all your legal obligations are met. There are lots of boxes to tick and we want to assist you in selling your house quickly and efficiently, leaving you free to move on to your next property.
We have an experienced team who understand the stresses involved in selling property. Our approach is a simple – we provide a first-class service from our expert team who make the difference by taking care of all the important legal details and removing any confusion and uncertainty from the process of selling a property.
Whether you are selling your property through an estate agent or privately, we will make everything as clear as possible. Our team are made up of highly qualified Solicitors who have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner.
We also recognise that communication is key, especially where there are complex issues to deal with, so will ensure you are always kept up-to-date and get answers to your questions in plain English.
We want you to feel confident that you are a priority, with our aim being that any member of the team is available to speak with you when you need some clarity and certainty at any stage in the process. We feel this provides reassurance and gives you an outlet for any concerns that you may have. We know property is often the biggest investment you have, so we want to offer a reliable, first-class service to protect that investment, while giving you value for money with no hidden fees.
We are proud to hold Law Society approved Lexcel and Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) Accreditations plus ISO 9001:2015. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.
Please be advised that the quotation provided is currently an estimate only at this stage. Should it transpire that the Leasehold property is affected by the provisions of the Building Safety Act 2022 then we reserve the right to increase our fees to account for the additional work involved to meet requirements.
The fees involved in any transaction are important and we review our fees on a regular basis, considering client’s feedback to ensure we always offer good value for money. We typically work on a fixed fee basis, so that from the outset you know what the fees will be for your transaction.
If during the transaction there is a new development, we will discuss the change in fees with you and agree a way forward.
Our fees are set out as:
Freehold Residential Sale Property
Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your current home.
Legal Fees – Registered Title
Sale price up to £500,000
Sale price between £500,001-£1,000,000
Sale price above £1,000,000
Leasehold Supplement (where applicable)
New Build Supplement (where applicable)
Probate Sale Supplement
Additional Executor Supplement (per person)
HM Land Registry Office Copy Entries (per title)
HM Land Registry Office Copy Filed Documents (per doc)
Mortgage Redemption Admin fee
HM Land Registry Index Map Search (per title - unregistered title)
HM Land Registry Land Charges Search (per person – unregistered title)
Lawyer Checker Check (if required)
Electronic money transfer fee (mortgage redemption / transfer of sale proceeds to designated bank account)
If you are selling a Leasehold property, we will be required to obtain a Landlord Leasehold Sale Pack from the Freeholder/Managing Agents. A fee is payable directly to the Freeholder/ Managing Agents for this pack and the fee will vary depending upon the terms of the Lease.
We do not undertake tax advice.
Our fees are fixed, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- If a legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
- If crucial documents, we have previously requested from you have not been provided to us
- If you require to exchange within 6 weeks of instructing us
- If you require completion within 6 weeks of instructing us
- If you require simultaneous exchange and completion
For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on when your offer is accepted and other factors involved, such as:
- Number of parties in the chain
- Whether the buyer has a mortgage in place
- Whether the buyer requests lease extension for a leasehold property
- Whether the searches flag up any issues
- Whether buyer’s Survey shows up any issues
- Buyer’s Enquiries
A typical transaction will take between 8-12 weeks. However, if any of the above apply or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 2-4 weeks and additional charges may occur. We will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity, so you always have a clear picture of how long things are likely to take.
With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:
- Taking your instructions and giving initial advised based on the information you have provided
- Checking finances are in place for the buyer to fund the purchase
- Drafting contracts of sale and any other necessary documents and reviewing these with you
- Sending the contacts of sale to the buyer’s solicitor and dealing with any enquires they have
- Providing advice on all documents and information received
- Finalising the contract and sending to you for signature
- Agreeing a completion date (the date from which the buyer will legally own the property)
- Exchanging contracts and notify you that this has happened
- Completing the purchase