Freehold Residential Purchase Pricing
Thank you for looking at our property services. Whether you are buying a property to live in or as an investment, we are here to take the stress out of buying residential property. We will guide you through each step of your transaction and offer a service that that fits your exact requirements.
At a time where money really matters, we always provide a quality service at a fair price. We will keep you up to date with all of the relevant information so you can make informed decisions and have complete confidence that every detail has been properly taken care of.
We have an experienced team who understand the stress involved in buying, selling or re-mortgaging your property. Our approach is simple; we provide a first-class service from our expert team who make the difference by removing confusion and uncertainty, dealing with all of the legal details of a property transaction on your behalf.
Our team is made up of highly qualified Solicitors who have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner. We understand that communication is key, so will make sure we are always available to answer your questions in plain English and ensure you are kept up-to-date with everything you need to know.
You will have the confidence that you are our priority, with our aim being that any member of the team is available to speak with you when you need some clarity and certainty at any stage in the process. We feel this provides reassurance and gives you an outlet for any concerns that you may have. Potentially this is the biggest investment of your life and we not only want to provide that first-class service, but value for money and no hidden fees.
The fees involved in any transaction are important and we review our fees on a regular basis, considering clients’ feedback so we can make sure we always offer the best value for your money.
We typically work on a fixed fee basis, ensuring that you know what the fees will be for your transaction from the outset. If, during the transaction, there is a new development, we will discuss the change in fees with you and agree a way forward.
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.
|Property value||Legal fees for the purchase of a property (Excluding VAT)|
|£0 – £99,999.99||From £490.00|
|£100,000.00 – £199,999.99||From £590.00|
|£200,000.00 – £299,999.99||From £690.00|
|£300.000.00 – £499,999.99||From £720.00|
|£500.000.00 – £799,999.99||From £850.00|
|Integra SDLT form fee||£50.00 plus VAT|
|Integra CHAPs payment fee||£50.00 plus VAT|
If the property purchase price is over £800,000.00, please contact us for a tailored quote on 0161 870 6629 or via our contact form.
Additional fees that may be payable
|If there is a separate firm of solicitors acting for the mortgage lender||£250.00 plus VAT|
|If we are required to act for a mortgage lender||£150.00 plus VAT|
|Leasehold transaction fee||£50.00 plus VAT|
|Leasehold transaction fee (flat)||£125.00 plus VAT|
|Shared ownership fee||£125.00 plus VAT|
|Upgrade of title fee||£30.00 plus VAT|
|Gifted deposit fee||£75.00 plus VAT|
|Indemnity insurance policies||Quoted on a case by case basis|
|Help to Buy ISA fee||£50.00 plus VAT|
|New build property fee||£150.00 plus VAT|
|Help to Buy equity loan fee||£150.00 plus VAT|
|Right to Buy purchase fee||£100.00 plus VAT|
|Resolving issue with title||Quoted on a case by case basis|
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees and a local authority search. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
These fees may be subject to change if further information relating to your property becomes available, for example, if you require additional searches such as a Coal Mining or Chancel Search.
|Item||Range from||Range to|
|*Local Authority Search fees vary depending on the local authority providing the search and the search provider that we use. Often the fee is:||£80.00||£150.00|
|*Drainage and Water Search fees vary depending on the charges of the water authority. Often the fee is:||£30.00||£80.00|
|*Environmental Search fees vary depending on the type of search we request and the area searched. Often the fee is:||£50.00||£150.00|
|HM Land Registry Office copy fees vary depending on the number of documents that are required from HM Land Registry. Often the fee is:||£3.00||£21.00|
|HM Land Registry Registration fees vary depending on the value of the property, please see the following link for a breakdown of the fee scale https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees . Often the fee is:||£20.00||£455.00|
*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasions be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
Stamp Duty Land Tax
This will depend 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 located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website here.
We do not undertake tax advice.
Our fees are fixed, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- If a legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
- If you discover building regulations or planning permission has not been obtained
- If crucial documents, we have previously requested from you have not been provided to us
- If the property is a new build
- If the property is less than 10 years old
- If you require to exchange within 6 weeks of instructing us
- If you require completion within 6 weeks of instructing us
- If you require simultaneous exchange and completion
For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on when your offer is accepted and factors involved such as:
- Number of parties in the chain
- Whether you have a mortgage in place
- Whether you are buying a new build property
- Whether you need a lease extension for a leasehold property
A typical transaction will take between 8-12 weeks. However, if any of the above apply, or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 4-6 weeks and additional charges may occur. We will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity so you always have a clear picture of how long things are likely to take.
With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:
- Taking your instructions and give initial advice based on the information you have provided
- Checking finances are in place to fund the purchase and contacting the lender’s solicitors if needed
- Receiving and advising on contract documents
- Undertaking searches
- Obtaining further planning documentation if required
- Making any necessary enquiries of the seller’s solicitor
- Providing advice on all documents and information received
- Advising you of the mortgage offer conditions
- Finalising contracts and sending to you for signature
- Agreeing a completion date (the date from which you will legally own the property)
- Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
- Ensuring all monies have been received from you and the lender(s)
- Completing the purchase
- Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
- Completing and submitting an application for registration at the Land Registry
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Our team of conveyancing solicitors are here to help you throughout the process of buying or selling your home. To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss how we could help you, call our team 0161 8706629 or fill out the contact form below to request a call from a member of our team.