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Pricing for purchase of a freehold residential property

Our fees cover all of 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

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees, Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty or Land Tax (if applicable). We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Stamp Duty or Land Tax

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website here. (https://beta.gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator).

How long will my house purchase take?

The average process takes 16 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, for example depending on a number of factors including the number of parties in the chain.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a freehold residential property vary according to the circumstances. We set out below a chronology of key stages in a usual transaction:-

Our fee assumes that:

  1. This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction.
  2. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner
  3. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  4. No indemnity policies are required. (Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required).