Residential Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing Prices

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Iain Grimes is the head of residential property and Senior Responsible Officer for the firms membership of the Law Society CQS scheme. Helen Jarvis and Iain supervise the residential conveyancing teams at Fraser Dawbarns LLP. Iain has over 19 years experience practising as a solicitor and Helen has been qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive for over 10 years. For details of the other members of the team who may deal with your transaction please see here.

Average Cost and Timescale

Our fees are based on the value of the property you are buying. Other factors such as whether Title to the property is unregistered or whether Title is freehold or leasehold will also influence the total fee charged. The following details assume a property value of £200,000. As timescales vary depending on the service, see the relevant section for an estimate of timescale.

Sale of a Freehold Property

The average length of time to complete a sale, with no complications, is 10-14 weeks. The table below relates to the sale of a freehold property valued at £200,000, with one mortgage to be repaid and no complications during the course of the sale would be as follows. Find out more information about selling a residential property here.

Item

Net


20% VAT


Total


£

£

£

Legal fee

770.00


154.00


924.00

Disbursements:





Additional fees

15.00


-


15.00


785.00


154.00


939.00

Purchase of a Freehold Property

The average length of time to complete a purchase, with no complications, is 10-14 weeks. The table below relates to the purchase of a residential property at a price of £200,000 where you are not a first-time buyer and do not own or part-own another residential property. Any complications during the course of the purchase taking place can affect the costs charged. Find out more information about buying a residential property here.

Item

Net


20% VAT


Total


£

£

£

Legal fee

820.00


164.00


984.00

Disbursements:





Search fees

210.00


42.00


252.00

Land Registry fee*

190.00


-


190.00


1,220.00


206.00


1,426.00

*The Land Registry fee is £270.00 where the Title to the property is unregistered.

Remortgage of a Freehold Property

The average length of time to complete a remortgage, with no complications, is 4-6 weeks. Our service includes handling the completion of a new mortgage and the repayment of your previous mortgage. Find out more information about remortaging a residential property here.

Item

Net


20% VAT


Total


£

£

£

Legal fee

400.00


80.00


480.00

Disbursements:





Search fees

110.00

-

110.00

Land Registry fee

40.00


-


40.00


550.00


80.00


630.00

Transfer of a Freehold Property

For a transfer of a freehold property where there are no complications the average length of time to complete is 4-6 weeks. Our service includes transferring a property which you already own between you and a co-owner. Fees will be approximately as shown in the table below, provided there are no complications during the course of the transfer taking place. Fees will also depend on whether the transfer will be subject to an existing mortgage or whether a new mortgage is needed. Find out more information about transferring ownership here.

Item

Net


20% VAT


Total


£

£

£

Legal fee

400.00


80.00


480.00

Disbursements:

Search fees

40.00

-

40.00

Land Registry fee

60.00

-

60.00

500.00

80.00

580.00

Leasehold Properties

If any of the above transactions involve a leasehold title then there will on average be an additional charge by Fraser Dawbarns LLP of £250 plus VAT.

If the property is leasehold there can be delays in obtaining information from management companies which are out of our control but which may extend the average time period estimated in the freehold examples.

Other Priced Services

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