Sale of a freehold residential property 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your home  

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) dependant on sale price: 

Up to £80,000£552.00 

£80,001 – £125,000£588.00 

£125,001-£250,000£636.00 

£250,001-£350,000£792.00 

£350,001-£500,000£876.00 

£500,001-£1,000,000£1380.00 

 

  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

HM Land Registry fee 

This depends on whether your property is registered or unregistered, but are usually in the region of £6.00 to £10.00  

Please note that if you are using an estate agent, they would usually expect their invoice to be paid from the sale proceeds of the property.  

 

Purchase of a freehold residential property 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) dependant on purchase price: 

Up to £80,000£576.00 

£80,001 – £125,000£612.00 

£125,001-£250,000£660.00 

£250,001-£350,000£828.00 

£350,001-£500,000£936.00 

£500,001-£1,000,000£1560.00 

 

  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 
  • SDLT return form fee £20.00 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

Stamp Duty or Land Tax (on purchase) 

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website. 

HM Land Registry fee (on purchase)  

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMLR's website.  

Search fees 

This depends on the location of your property and the requirements of your mortgage lender (if any). The total costs of Local Authority Search, Water and Drainage Search and a Mining Search for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area is £142.06. 

 

How long will my transaction take? 

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 8-12 weeks. 

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 4 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3-6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. 

Stages of the process 

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include: 

 

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice 
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed 
  • Receive and advise on contract documents 
  • Carry out searches 
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required 
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor 
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received 
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you 
  • Send final contract to you for signature 
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property) 
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened 
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you 
  • Complete purchase 
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax 
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
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Sale of a leasehold residential property 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your home  

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) dependant on sale price: 

Up to £80,000£732.00 

£80,001 – £125,000£768.00 

£125,001-£250,000£816.00 

£250,001-£350,000£972.00 

£350,001-£500,000£1056.00 

£500,001-£1,000,000£1560.00 

 

  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

HM Land Registry fee 

This depends on whether your property is registered or unregistered, but are usually in the region of £10.00 

Anticipated Disbursements* 

  • Sales Information Pack from the management company or the managing agent, the fee payable is between £100.00 - £300.00. 
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £50.00 – £200.00. 

*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. 

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information. 

Please note that if you are using an estate agent, they would usually expect their invoice to be paid from the sale proceeds of the property.  

 

Purchase of a leasehold residential property 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) dependant on purchase price: 

Up to £80,000£756.00 

£80,001 – £125,000£792.00 

£125,001-£250,000£840.00 

£250,001-£350,000£1008.00 

£350,001-£500,000£1116.00 

£500,001-£1,000,000£1740.00 

 

  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 
  • SDLT return form fee £20.00 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

Stamp Duty or Land Tax (on purchase) 

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website. 

HM Land Registry fee (on purchase)  

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMLR's website. 

Search fees 

This depends on the location of your property and the requirements of your mortgage lender (if any). The total costs of Local Authority Search, Water and Drainage Search and a Mining Search for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area is £142.06. 

Anticipated Disbursements* 

  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £50.00 - £200.00 . 
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £50.00 - £200.00. 
  • Deed of Covenant fee – Often it is between £50.00 to £200.00. 
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £50.00 and £200.00. 

*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. 

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information. 

 

How long will my transaction take? 

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 8-12 weeks. 

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 4 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3-6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. 

Stages of the process 

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include: 

 

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice 
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed 
  • Receive and advise on contract documents 
  • Carry out searches 
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required 
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor 
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received 
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you 
  • Send final contract to you for signature 
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property) 
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened 
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you 
  • Complete purchase 
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax 
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry 

 

Mortgage or remortgage of a freehold residential property 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the remortgage/mortgage of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) £444.00 
  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 
  • SDLT return form fee £20.00 (if necessary)  

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

HM Land Registry fee   

This depends on the value of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMLR's website.  

Search fees 

This depends on the location of your property and the requirements of your mortgage lender (if any). The total costs of Local Authority Search, Water and Drainage Search and a Mining Search for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area is £142.06. 

How long will my transaction take? 

The average process takes between 4-6 weeks from receipt of your mortgage offer.  

It can be quicker or slower, depending on any conditions of your mortgage offer.  

 

Transfer of Equity & Mortgage or remortgage of a freehold residential property 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the transfer and remortgage/mortgage of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) £540.00 
  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 
  • SDLT return form fee £20.00 (if necessary)  

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

HM Land Registry fee   

This depends on the value of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMLR's website.  

Search fees 

This depends on the location of your property and the requirements of your mortgage lender (if any). The total costs of Local Authority Search, Water and Drainage Search and a Mining Search for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area is £142.06. 

How long will my transaction take? 

The average process takes between 4-6 weeks from receipt of your mortgage offer.  

It can be quicker or slower, depending on any conditions of your mortgage offer and the co-operation of the outgoing party in the transfer.  

 

Transfer of Equity of a freehold residential property without a mortgage or legal charge 

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the transfer of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. 

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:  

  • Legal fee (inc VAT) £444.00 
  • Electronic money transfer fee £20.00 
  • SDLT return form fee £20.00 (if necessary)  

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

HM Land Registry fee   

This depends on the value of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMLR's website.  

Search fees 

This depends on the location of your property and the requirements of your mortgage lender (if any). The total costs of Local Authority Search, Water and Drainage Search and a Mining Search for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area is £142.06. 

How long will my transaction take? 

The average process takes between 2-4 weeks from receipt of your instructions.  

It can be quicker or slower, depending on any conditions of your title and the cooperation of the outgoing party in the transfer.