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. Our typical scale fee is avaliable here. 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/Leasehold Property

The average length of time to complete a sale, with no complications, is 10-14 weeks. The timeframes for the transaction are very difficult to predict due to the nature of chains but from the point of instruction to the point when you complete the sale of your property the 14 weeks is a realistic timescale. Each stage of the process is dependent on the cooperation of the individuals involved so to provide average timescales for each stage is very difficult. 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

1,020.00


204.00


1,224.00

Disbursements:





Up to date copies of your title deeds

15.00


-


15.00


1,035.00


204.00


1,239.00

For details of what is included in our conveyancing service, please see here.

Purchase of a Freehold/Leasehold Property

The average length of time to complete a purchase, with no complications, is 10-14 weeks. The timeframes for the transaction are very difficult to predict due to the nature of chains but from the point of instruction to the point when you collect the keys to your new property 14 weeks is a realistic timescale. Each stage of the process is dependent on the cooperation of the individuals involved so to provide average timescales for each stage is very difficult. 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

1,070.00


214.00


1,284.00

Disbursements:





Search fees - Local, Drainage and water and Environmental Pre completion searches

210.00


42.00


252.00

Pre completion searches

10.00


2.00


12.00

Land Registry fee*

190.00


-


190.00


1,480.00


258.00


1,738.00

*The Land Registry fee is £190.00 where the Title to the property is unregistered, £95.00 if the title is already registered at HM Land Registry.

Find out more information about what we will carry out for you during the process of purchase your property here.

Remortgage of a Freehold/Leasehold Property

The average length of time to complete a purchase, with no complications, is 10-14 weeks. The timeframes for the transaction are very difficult to predict due to the nature of chains but from the point of instruction to the point when you collect the keys to your new property 14 weeks is a realistic timescale. Each stage of the process is dependent on the cooperation of the individuals involved so to provide average timescales for each stage is very difficult 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 remortaging a residential property here.

Item

Net


20% VAT


Total


£

£

£

Legal fee

400.00


80.00


480.00

Disbursements:





Search fees - local search and pre completion searches

110.00

22.00

132.00

Land Registry fee

40.00


-


40.00


550.00


102.00


652.00

Find out more information about what we will carry out for you during the process of remortgaging your property here.

Transfer of a Freehold/Leasehold 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 - pre completion searches

40.00

8.00

40.00

Land Registry fee

60.00

-

60.00

500.00

80.00

588.00

Find out more information about what we will carry out for you during the process of tranferring your property here.

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 £350 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.

For details of conveyancing services costs, please see here.

Other Priced Services

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