Sale of a Freehold House

Property Price Range Estimated Fee VAT Total
0 to 100,000 625 125 750
100,001 to 150,000 675 135 810
150,001 to 200,000 750 150 900
200,001 to 250,000 800 160 960
250,001 to 300,000 900 180 1080
300,001 to 350,000 975 195 1,170
350,001 to 400,000 1,000 200 1,200
400,001 to 450,000 1,065 213 1,278
450,001 to 500,000 1,125 225 1,350
500,001 to 600,000 1,165 233 1,398
600,001 to 700,000 1,265 253 1,518
700,001 to 800,000 1,365 273 1,638
800,001 to 900,000 1,465 293 1,758
900,001 to 1,000,000 1,565 313 1,878

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property and, if you have one, the repayment of your mortgage. In addition there are other expenses (called disbursements) that you may have to pay.

Disbursements are costs, such as Land Registry and any other expenses, related to your case that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below.

Usual disbursements on a sale are:-

  • Land Registry fee: usually £10 or less.
  • Bankruptcy Search: £2 per person.

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.

There will be a charge of £30 (including VAT) for each electronic money transfer fee. Usually, on a sale it will be necessary to repay your mortgage by this method. There would be a second charge if you wish the net proceeds of sale to be paid to you this way rather than by cheque.

Selling a house for £200,000

Legal fee 750
VAT 150
Land Registry 10
Bank charges 25
VAT 5
Total 940

How long it will take from your accepting an offer until you hand over the keys will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below some of the ket stages are mentioned:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Ask you to complete propert information forms
  • Prepare and send then contract documents to the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Reply to buyer’s enquiries
  • See you to sign the final contract and Transfer
  • Agree completion date (date that you are to hand over the keys for the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Obtain arepayment figure from your Lender
  • Complete sale
  • Repay your mortgage

* Our fee assumes that:

  1. 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
  2. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
  3. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  4. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  5. you property is registered at the Land Registry. If not, then additional charges will apply.