Purchase of Freehold House

Property ValueEstimated FeeVATTotal
Up to 100,0008501701,020
Up to 150,0009001801,080
Up to 200,0009751951,170
Up to 250,0001,0252051,230
Up to 300,0001,1252251,350
Up to 350,0001,2002401,440
Up to 400,0001,2252451,470
Up to 450,0001,2902581,548
Up to 500,0001,3502701,620
Up to 600,0001,3902781,668
Up to 700,0001,4902981,788
Up to 800,0001,5903181,908
Up to 900,0001,6903382,028
Up to 1,000,0001,7903582,148
Please note: These fees are a guide – conveyancing fees vary from property to property and can, on occasion, be significantly greater than this guide. If you are buying with the aid of a mortgage, there will be an additional charge of £200 plus VAT for acting on behalf of your lender.

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including registration at the Land Registry and 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.

Example Costs

Purchase of a £200,000 House

Our Fee975
Our Fee (Acting as your lender)200
Bank Charges30
Land Registry (Estimated)100
Searches (Estimated)380


Additional fees, payable to a third party, handled by us.

Standard Disbursements are:

These fees vary from property to property. Contact us to get an accurate figure.

Stamp Duty

This depends on the purchase price of the property. Click below to calculate how much tax you would have to pay.

Here are some frequently asked questions

How long will my property purchase take?

There are many factors involved with the purchase of a house. The average process takes between 8-12 weeks. This can vary based upon all parties in the chain.

What does the fee assume?

Our fee assumes that:

  1. This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen issues 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. The seller’s title is already registered at the Land Registry. If not, then there will be additional costs.

What is the process?

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, set below we have set out some of the key stages:

  1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  2. Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  3. Receive and advise on contract documents
  4. Carry out searches
  5. Obtain further planning documentation if required
  6. Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s conveyancer
  7. Give you advice on all documents and information received
  8. Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  9. See you so that you can sign the final contract
  10. Draft Transfer
  11. Advise you on joint ownership
  12. Obtain pre-completion searches
  13. Agree completion date (the date on which you will own the property)
  14. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  15. Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  16. Complete purchase
  17. Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  18. Deal with application for registration at Land Registry