Examples of Conveyancing Fees


Below are some examples of typical fees for sales and purchases charged by The Legal House. 

We pride ourselves on being as transparent as possible so you do not ever end up with any unexpected charges.   However, when looking at the examples please be aware that there are lots of variables with conveyancing, such as First Time Buyers with ISAs, New Builds, shared ownership schemes, unregistered properties, purchases at auction, leasehold properties, these transactions will incur higher fees because of the extra work involved.

Some of the costs in the examples may not be applicable, for example you may not need certain searches or bank fees, depending on your circumstances.  The costs of property searches and the ones you require will also differ depending on the property location when you are purchasing.   The amount we need to spend on office copies at The Land Registry may increase when you are selling, because your title contains lots of copy documents. 

The fee examples can be used as a useful guideline, for a quote tailored to you, please contact us with details of the property address, price and whether it is a freehold or leasehold property, and provide details of any other special circumstances to enable us to quote you accurately.   

 

If you wish to calculate your stamp duty payable when purchasing a property, please go to www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro

 

If you wish to calculate the Land Registry fee payable when purchasing a property please landregistry.data.gov.uk/fees-calculator.html

 

Example 1

Freehold sale at a sale price of £200,000

Legal fee

£495.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Land Registry office copies £6.00

Professional Charges

Bank transfer fee £35.00 plus VAT

Client Identity Verification per person £10.00 plus VAT

TOTAL £654.00

 

 

Example 2

Freehold Purchase at a price of £295,000.

Legal Fee 

£545.00 plus VAT

Professional Charges

Bank Transfer fee  £35.00 plus VAT

Stamp Duty Tax return  £60.00 plus VAT

Client ID verification per person £10.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Bankruptcy search per person £2.00

Land Registry Priority search £3.00

Personal local and water and official water & drainage search £113.58

Stamp Duty  £4750.00 (assumes you are not a first time buyer or this is an additional property)

Land Registry Fee  £135.00

TOTAL £5,783.58

 

 

Example 3

Leasehold sale at a price of £595,000

Legal Fees

£695.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Land Registry office copies £12.00

Professional Charges

Bank transfer fee £35.00 plus VAT

Client ID verification £10.00 plus VAT

TOTAL £900.00

 

Example 4

Freehold Purchase at a cost of £550,000

Legal Fees

£675.00 plus VAT

Professional Charges

Bank Transfer fee £35.00 plus VAT

Stamp Duty Land Tax return £60.00 plus VAT

Client ID vertification £10.00 plus VAT

Disbursements

Bankruptcy search per person £2.00

Land registry priority search £3.00

Personal local and official water and drainage search £113.58

Stamp Duty £17,500.00 (assumes you are not a first time buyer or buying an additional property)

Land Registry fee £270.00

TOTAL £18,824.58

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