Moving home can be one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life, but we aim to make the process as smooth as we possibly can for you.

With fixed fee conveyancing we offer a straight forward and clear approach to moving home. All conveyancing is undertaken by Mark Cairns, Partner with Rickards and Cleaver, who has well over 25 years conveyancing experience who is ably assisted by his Personal Assistant, Beverley Herring who likewise has over 25 years’ experience in such a role.

 


Pricing

To obtain an estimate of our pricing please refer to the lists shown below

Residential property conveyancing

 

Property purchases (freehold)

The fees quoted below cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Purchase price up to £120,000

  • £635 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £762.00) + disbursements

Purchase price between £120,001 and £200,000

  • £650 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £780.00) + disbursements

Purchase price between £200,001 and £250,000

  • £670 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £804.00) + disbursements

Purchase price between £250,001 and £350,000

  • £695 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £834.00) + disbursements

Purchase price between £350,001 and £450,000

  • £725 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £870) + disbursements

Purchase price between £450,001 and £600,000

  • £760 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £912) + disbursements

Purchase price between £600,001 and £750,000

  • £850 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £1,020) + disbursements

Purchase price over £750,000

  • Please call or email for an estimate

 

The figures quoted above assume a straight forward transaction without any unforeseen issues. If the matter becomes complex, there will be an additional fee, some examples of which include:

  • Where the property is a new build or less than 10 years old
  • Where the property is leasehold
  • Where there is a perceived defect in title
  • Shared ownership transactions
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Where the transaction is required to be expedited
  • Contract races
  • Lock out/exclusivity agreements
  • Solar panels at the property
  • Buying with a Help To Buy ISA
  • Where there is a vendor gifted deposit

 

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties such as the Land Registry.

The following comprise the usual disbursements:

  • Search fees – starting at £151.82 but potentially increasing to circa £225.00 depending upon which searches beyond the “basic essential” searches are required by you.
  • Electronic verification of ID - £6.00 per person
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax – variable (but for guidance, anyone purchasing a property between the value of £125,000.00 and £250,000.00 who is not a first time buyer will pay Stamp Duty Land Tax at 3% upon that slice of the purchase price above £125,000.00 – thus, if purchasing for £140,000.00 the Stamp Duty Land Tax payable would be £140,000.00 - £125,000.00 = £15,000.00 x 3% = £450.00)
  • Land Registry fees – variable (typically £45 on purchase below £100,000.00 and £100.00 on purchase between £100,001.00 and £200,000.00 for example)
  • Electronic money transfer fee - £3.00 (including VAT – currently 20%)

 

Property sales (freehold)

The fees quoted below cover all the work required to complete the sale of your house including dealing with the Land Registry and paying off the mortgage(s) (if any).

Sale price up to £200,000

  • £635 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £762.00) + disbursements

Sale price between £200,001 and £300,000

  • £650 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £780.00) + disbursements

Sale price between £300,001 and £400,000

  • £665 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £798.00) + disbursements

Sale price between £400,001 and £500,000.

  • £695 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus £834.00)+ disbursements

Sale price between £500,001 and £650,000                    .

  • £750 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus  £900) + disbursements

Sale price between £650,001 and £750,000                    .

  • £825 + VAT (currently 20%) (thus  £990) + disbursements

Price over £750,000

  • Please call or email for an estimate

 

The figures quoted above assume a straightforward transaction without any unforeseen issues. If the matter becomes complex, there will be an additional free, some examples of which include:

  • Where the property is leasehold
  • Where there are solar panels
  • Where the title to the property is not registered at H M Land Registry
  • Where the transaction is required to be expedited
  • Contract races
  • Lock in/exclusivity agreements

 

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties such as the Land Registry.

The following comprise the usual disbursements:

  • Land Registry fees – normally between £6.00 and £12.00
  • Bank transfer fees – normally between £3.00 and £24.00 (including VAT – currently 20%)
  • Electronic ID check - £6.00 per person

To assist with regards to likely total fees, we set out below an example of a typical sales and an example of a typical purchase.

 

 

Residential Conveyancing Fees

Example 1 - Freehold Sale
for £220,000 with registered title, subject to a mortgage

Fees:

Conveyancing Fee

£650.00

V.A.T.

Electronic ID Check (couple selling)

£130.00

£12.00

Land Registry Fee

£9.00

Bank Transfer Fee

£3.00

TOTAL

£804.00

 

 


 

Example 2 - Freehold purchase
(within Amber Valley Borough Council Area) for sum of £195,000 (not new-build or leasehold)

Fees:

Conveyancing Fee

£650.00

V.A.T.

Electronic ID check (couple buying)

£130.00

£12.00

Local Authority, Drainage, Mining, & Environmental searches (basic searches

) £211.82

Bankruptcy Searches (Fees)

£4.00

Land Registry Search Fee
Bank Transfer fee

£3.00

£3.00

Land Registry Registration Fee

£100.00

Stamp Duty Land Tax (assuming not first time buyers in which case would be

exempt from paying Stamp Duty Land Tax)

 £1,400.00

TOTAL

£2,513.82

 


TIME SCALE

How long will my property sale/purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your property will depend on a number of factors. The average process is currently stated to take up to 20 weeks. However, it can be more timely depending on the parties in the chain and as to the number of parties dependent upon mortgage finance.