Residential Conveyancing

Moving home can be a stressful experience at the best of times. Our residential conveyancing team provides straightforward, clear advice on all aspects of residential relocation and ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. The team has an excellent reputation and has forged strong relationships with local surveyors and property agents.

Our services are competitively priced and we offer advice and representation on a variety of conveyancing matters including re-mortgages, sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties, plot sales and equity transfers.

Many clients continue to instruct us move after move, and recommend their friends and relations to use us.

Where appropriate we can put you in touch with experienced independent financial advisers, estate agents, surveyors and other professionals.

 

View our residential conveyancing costs

Additional Costs

In addition to our costs, the following disbursements may also be payable to third parties:

  • Land Registry office copy fees to obtain copy documents (the fee is currently £6 per title and a further £3 for each supplementary document).

On a purchase transaction:

  • Search fees (for example local authority, mining, drainage and environmental searches) typically around £300.
  • Stamp Duty at the prevailing tax rates, calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of the property being purchased.
  • Land Registry fees in accordance with the Land Registry fee scale from time to time, again depending on the purchase price/consideration of the property. Fees are typically between £40 and £270, depending on whether title to the property is registered or not.

We will be able to advise exact figures when we receive details of your proposed transaction.

The above disbursements do not attract VAT.

As far as the timescale for residential conveyancing transactions is concerned it is notoriously difficult to predict the timescale in advance as there are so many variable factors outside our control.  We would typically estimate around twelve weeks, but transactions can complete in a shorter timescale or take much longer depending on whether you are part of a chain of transactions, response times of search providers, other solicitors, surveyors and mortgage lenders and the number and complexity of enquiries raised and issues encountered.