Buying a property

No property is exactly the same, our fees will reflect the particular requirements of transaction. For example a purchase of a Listed Building because of its complexities may cost more than dealing with a purchase of freehold property of modern construction. Because of this we cannot give you a reliable estimate of the cost of your conveyancing but fees for a typical house purchase and sale arrange from around £850.00 for a simple transaction to £5000.00 for the purchase of a substantial historic building on unregistered land.
These figures will vary according to any special complications, that is why we will always give you an individual cost estimate at the start of the transaction. This will take in to account the actual features of either your sale or purchase or both.

We will always advise you immediately about any complications and discuss the potential impact of any price before any additional charges are incurred.

Stamp Duty is calculated based upon the purchase price and whether or not you are a first time buyer and whether the property would be a second purchase or not.

Mandatory fees on a purchase such as searches, stamp duty and land registry fees, are again based on the actual purchase price.

Searches - We charge a fee of £350.00 including VAT on account of searches at the outset and confirm that all searches will be charged at cost. If the matter does not proceed to completion and search fees have been incurred we will refund the balance of money held on account which has not been use in the provision of those searches.

Land Registry Fees – This is the fee payable to the Land Registry and will apply if the title to the property is capable of submission for registration electronically. If the title is not in a format acceptable for electronic submission or if the property is presented for first registration the Land Registry Fee will double.

Buying Cost Quote

Guideline costs
From to Cost
0 £175,000 £850.00
£175,001 £250,000 £899.00
£250,001 £300,000 £950.00
£300,001 £400,000 £999.00
£400,001 £500,000 £1050.00
£500,001 £750,000 £1150.00
£750,000+ Call for details

Other Costs
Search fees £350
Stamp Duty Based on price and circumstances
Land Registry Fees TBA
Prices quoted exclude VAT and additional fees that may apply