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Conveyancing Quote

 

 If you are looking for an up-to-the-minute quote for buying or selling a property, please call one of our friendly advisors on 01865 244661 for Oxford or 01869 252244 for Bicester.  Not only will let you know about the costs of your transactions but they can talk you through the process in as much or as little detail as you need.

We’ve all heard it say that moving home can be one of the most stressful times of your life and we believe it is our job to make this process as stress-free as possible.

We believe in a personal service that goes beyond text messages and portals.  You will always know who is working on your file and you’ll be able to speak that person for updates on your file.  

 

 

 

 

Information on Costs 

Purchase of a freehold residential property
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, 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.
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:
House price up to £300,000 – Legal fee £895 plus VAT
House price between £300,001 and £500,000 – Legal fee £995 plus VAT 
House price between £500,001 and £750,000 – Legal fee £1,095 plus VAT
House price between £750,001 and £1,000,000 – Legal fee £1,195 plus VAT
House price between £1,000,001 and £2,000,000 – Legal fee £1,500 plus VAT
House price over £2,000,001 – Legal fee 0.1 % of the price plus VAT
Search fees approximately £450 (amount depends on the area where the house is)
HM Land Registry registration fee depends on the House price 
HM Land Registry search fees about £7
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT for each transfer
 
Stamp Duty or Land Tax are disbursements related to your matter that are payable to third parties.  We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.  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 We charge a fee of £50.00 plus VAT for making the Return to the Revenue.
 
How long will my house purchase take? 
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-10 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 4 and 6 months. In such a situation additional charges would apply.
 
Stages of the process 
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. A general outline is as follows:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
• Receive and advise on contract documents
• Carry out searches
• Obtain further planning documentation if required
• Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
• Send final contract to you for signature
• Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
• Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
• Complete purchase
• Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
• Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
Purchase of a leasehold residential property
Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, 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 is in Wales.   We charge £50.00 plus VAT for making the Return to the Revenue.
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:
House price up to £300,000 – Legal fee £1,345 plus VAT
House price between £300,001 and £500,000 – Legal fee £1,495 plus VAT 
House price between £500,001 and £750,000 – Legal fee £1,645 plus VAT
House price between £750,001 and £1,000,000 – Legal fee £1,795 plus VAT
House price between £1,000,001 and £2,000,000 – Legal fee £2,250 plus VAT
House price over £2,000,001 – Legal fee 0.15 % of the price plus VAT
Search fees approximately £450 (amount depends on the area where the house is). 
HM Land Registry fee depends on the House price 
HM Land Registry search fees about £7
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
 
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 below. 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. 
 
Anticipated Disbursements:
Notice of Transfer fee –This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £100 and £200
Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) –This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £100 and £200
Deed of Covenant fee –This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between £150 and £300
Certificate of Compliance fee to be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £150 and £300
 
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above.  We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. 
 
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. 
 
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. We charge £50.00 plus VAT for making the Return to the Revenue.
 
Stages of the process 
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. A general outline is as follows:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
• Receive and advise on contract documents
• Carry out searches
• Obtain further planning documentation if required
• Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Go through conditions of mortgage offer
• Send final contract to you for signature
• Draft Transfer
• Advise you on joint ownership
• Obtain pre-completion searches
• Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
• Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
• Complete purchase
• Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
• Notify Landlord and/or Management Company
• Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
 
How long will my house purchase take?
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-10 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 4 and 6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.
 
Our fee assumes that: 
(a) this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction;
(b) this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease;
(c) the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise ;
(d) all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation; 
(e) no indemnity policies are required. 
 
Additional fees and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required. 
Sale of a freehold residential property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home, including dealing with your mortgage lender to repay your mortgage (if you have one)
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:
House price up to £300,000- Legal fee £795 plus VAT
House price between £300,001 and £500,000 – Legal fee £895 plus VAT 
House price between £500,001 and £750,000 – Legal fee £995 plus VAT
House price between £750,001 and £1,000,000 – Legal fee £1,095 plus VAT
House price between £1,000,001 and £2,000,000 – Legal fee £1,500 plus VAT
House price over £2,000,001 – Legal fee 0.1 % of the price plus VAT
HM Land Registry copy document fees about £6 
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
 
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 
 
How long will my house sale take? 
How long it will take from you accepting an offer until you can move out of your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-10 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.
 
Stages of the process 
The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.  A general outline is as follows:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to repay your mortgage (if you have one) and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
• Draft and issue the contract documents
• Answer any enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Send final contract to you for signature
• Agree completion date (date from which you no longer own the property)
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
• Complete purchase
• Repay your mortgage (if you have one)
Sale of a leasehold residential property
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home, including dealing with your landlord and your mortgage lender to repay your mortgage (if you have one).
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:
House price up to £300,000 – Legal fee £1,195 plus VAT
House price between £300,001 and £500,000 – Legal fee £1,345 plus VAT 
House price between £500,001 and £750,000 – Legal fee £1,495 plus VAT
House price between £750,001 and £1,000,000 – Legal fee £1,645 plus VAT
House price between £1,000,001 and £2,000,000 – Legal fee £2,250 plus VAT
House price over £2,000,001 – Legal fee 0.15 % of the price plus VAT
HM Land Registry copy document fees about £12 
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
 
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 below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. 
 
Anticipated Disbursements:
Landlord’s fee for answering Leasehold Property Enquiries –Often the fee is between £200 and £400. 
 
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above.  We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. 
 
You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. You will need to ensure that all payments are up to date.
 
Stages of the process 
The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances.  A general outline is as follows:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to repay your mortgage (if you have one) and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
• Draft and issue the contract documents
• Pay for and obtain Landlord’s and/or Management Company’s replies to Leasehold Property Enquiries 
• Answer any enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Send final contract to you for signature
•  Agree completion date (date from which you no longer own the property)
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
• Complete sale
• Repay your mortgage (if you have one)
 
How long will my house sale take?
How long it will take from you accepting an offer until you can move out of your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-10 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.
 
Our fee assumes that:-
(a) this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction;
(b) this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease;
(c) the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise;
(d) all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation;
(e) no indemnity policies are required. 
 
Additional fees and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required. 

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Mortgage or remortgage of a freehold residential property
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the mortgage or remortgage of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry.
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:
£500 plus VAT
Search fees approximately £450 (amount depends on the area where the house is). 
HM Land Registry registration fee depends on the amount of the mortgage 
HM Land Registry search fees about £7
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
 
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
 
How long will my mortgage or remortgage take? 
How long it will take from your mortgage offer being issued until your new mortgage is completed will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 4-6 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on your new mortgage provider and your existing mortgage provider (if you have one).
 
Stages of the process 
The precise stages involved in the mortgage or remortgage of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. A general outline is as follows:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to fund the mortgage or remortgage and contact your existing lender’s solicitors if needed
• Carry out searches
• Obtain further planning documentation if required
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
• Agree mortgage completion date 
• Arrange for all monies needed to be received from new lender and you
• Complete mortgage or remortgage
• Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
Mortgage or remortgage of a leasehold residential property
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the mortgage or remortgage of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and with your Landlord.
 
Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:
£650 plus VAT
Search fees approximately £450 (amount depends on the area where the house is). 
HM Land Registry registration fee depends on the amount of the mortgage 
HM Land Registry search fees about £7
Electronic money transfer fee £30 plus VAT 
 
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 below. 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. 
 
Notice of Charge fee  – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £100 and £200. 
 
How long will my mortgage or remortgage take? 
How long it will take from your mortgage offer being issued until your new mortgage is completed will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 4-6 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on your new mortgage provider and your existing mortgage provider (if you have one)  and your Landlord.
 
Stages of the process 
The precise stages involved in the mortgage or remortgage of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.  A general outline is as follows:-
• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to fund the mortgage or remortgage and contact your existing lender’s solicitors if needed
• Carry out searches
• Obtain further planning documentation if required
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
• Agree mortgage completion date 
• Arrange for all monies needed to be received from new lender and you
• Complete mortgage or remortgage
• Notify Landlord and/or Management Company
• Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Stephen Ewens

Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing Click here to find out more about Stephen

 

Gary Baker

Partner

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Suzette Royall

Licensed Conveyancer

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Experts in our field

“Gary was very helpful and friendly. I appreciated the fact that emails and phone calls were always responded to quickly.”

Property Client

“Many thanks for all your help with completion. You’ve made the process of selling the property painless and stress free and we’re very grateful for your professionalism and support throughout the process.”

Property Client

“….friendly, professional and supportive throughout the process.”

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