Fees and Pricing

Leasehold purchase/ remortgage fee £

1,100

2,600– 3,500

Please contact us for a quote

1,200 – 2,500

Purchase Price £

149,995 - 399,999

400,000 - 749,999

750,000 – 999,999

1,000,000  + plus

Freehold purchase/ remortgage fee £

900

2,500– 3,200

Please contact us for a quote

1,200 – 2,500

Purchase Price £

149,995 - 399,999

400,000 - 749,999

750,000 – 999,999

1,000,000  + plus

From 6th December 2018, our regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), requires all firms to publish transparent pricing in certain areas of law in which we provide legal services. For our firm these are listed below.

These figures may however vary in cases with particular complexities. That is why will always give you a cost estimate based on your individual transaction that takes into account the actual features of your transaction.

Of course, if any unexpected complications arise that may have an impact on our fees, we would immediately inform you of this and would discuss with you the potential consequences before you incur any extra fees.

RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING FEES

Our fees vary from property to property and can sometimes be slightly or significantly more than the fees stated below. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. Please contact us on 020 7923 3855 to discuss your specific requirements so that we can provide you with a detailed quote.

FREEHOLD PROPERTIES

The following fees apply to a standard purchase or remortgage of an existing freehold residential property for single occupation with vacant possession, not taking into account any complications or delays caused due to defective or insufficient documentation, matters arising from the searches and enquiries in relation to the property, missing planning permissions and or building regulations compliance documentation.

 

OUR LEGAL FEES,please add 20% VAT in each case

LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES

The following fees apply to a standard purchase or remortgage of an existing leasehold residential property for single occupation with vacant possession, not taking into account any complications or delays caused due to defective or insufficient documentation, matters arising from the searches and enquiries in relation to the property, missing planning permissions and or building regulations compliance documentation.

 

OUR LEGAL FEES, please add 20% VAT in each case

 

* Our fee assumes that:


a) 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.

b) registered at the Land Registry, not a new build or a conversion
c) this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.
d) the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

e) all parties to the transaction  work swiftly to progress the transaction and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.

DISBURSEMENTS

 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter and that are paid to third parties, such as Land Registry, environmental, water authority, chancel repair liability searches are some of the disbursements involved.


Search Fees range from between £130.00 and £490.00 plus VAT – prices could increase subject to where the property is located.

Land Registry Fees: https://www.gov.uk/registering-land-or-property-with-land-registry/register-for-the-first-time

Stamp Duty (SDLT) – The amount of Stamp Duty you will have to pay 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 located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website, as per the links below.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for properties registered in England: https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax/residential-property-rates

However, we will need the full circumstances of your case before we can provide an estimate of the amount of Stamp Duty Land Tax you will be liable for.

POTENTIAL OTHER DISBURSEMENTS (Leasehold Properties)

* Notice of Transfer Fee: This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between zero and £250.00 plus VAT.

* Notice of Charge Fee: (if the property is to be mortgaged) This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between zero and £250.00 plus VAT.

* Deed of Covenant Fee: This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often the fee is between zero and £250.00 plus VAT.

* Certificate of Compliance Fee: To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease. Often the fee is between zero and £250.00 plus VAT.

*Share Transfer fee: To be confirmed by the Company Secretary for the property and it is difficult to estimate. Often between £40 - £300.

These fees vary from property to property we will be able to provide a more accurate figure once we have sight of the relevant documents.

We reserve the right to vary our fees and disbursements if a problem is discovered with respect to the property which involves work in resolving. We would advise you of the nature of the issue and of the time and fees involved.

 

Service Information Residential Property

How Long will the property purchase take?

How long a transaction will take from your offer being accepted until completion will depend on a number of factors. On average process takes between 4-6 weeks if the property is freehold and 6-12 weeks if the property is leasehold.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the position of parties in the chain. For example, if you are a cash buyer, purchasing a chain free vacant property the transaction can be quicker.

However, in the following circumstances (and sometimes it can be a combination of these circumstances) a transaction can take significantly longer, between 2 and 4 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply:

  • If there is a chain,

  • If the Seller has a tenant in the property that has to be evicted before completion,

  • If the Seller has passed away and a grant of probate has not been obtained yet,

  • If you are buying a leasehold property that requires a lease extension or a variation to be made to the Lease,

 

Stages of the process and transaction outline

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

  • Carrying out our firm’s usual client on board procedure and carrying out all the checks (including AML checks) required by law

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice

  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if the lender separately represented

  • Receive and advise on contract and title documents

  • If applicable providing you advice in respect of joint ownership                 

  • Carry out searches and review result received from respective authorities   

  • Reviewing any planning or listed building documentation and building regulation documentation and if required obtain further planning documentation

  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor

  • Give you advice on all documents and information received

  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer where applicable

  • Draft and engross the Transfer

  • Obtain your signature on the final form of contract, transfer and mortgage deed in meeting where possible

  • Advise you on joint ownership

  • Obtain pre-completion searches

  • 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

  • Dealing with any other post completion requirements such as serving notices of transfer by the title deed and notice of charge by your lender

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IMMIGRATION

​Our indicative fees for or immigration services are as follows (VAT applicable where relevant

  • ​Sponsor Licence applications (Tier 2 General, Tier2 ICT, Tier 5) £2,000.00 - £3,000.00

  • Employment related Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (ICT) visas £1,500.00 - £2,500.00

  • Representative of overseas business £2,000.00 - £2,500.00

  • Spouse applications (entry clearance and extensions) £1,500.00 - £2,500.00

  • Settlement  applications £1,500.00 - £2,000.00

  • Naturalisation (British citizenship) £750.00

  • Tier 1 (Investor) visas (initial and extension applications) please contact us for a quote

  • EEA family permits £1,500.00 - £2,500.00

  • Applications under ECAA Ankara Agreement, in country applications £1,500.00 - £2,000.00

  • Applications under ECAA Ankara Agreement, outside UK £2,000.00 - £2,500.00

  • Judicial review and appeal applications (£200.00 per hour plus court fees)

Please note that all charges show are exclusive of VAT, which may not be chargeable on some type of applications.

Typical disbursements in Immigration matters: 

We will advise you at the outset of all government fees relevant to your application.

There will be the costs of the Home Office fees and the appointment costs where applicable. The Home Office’s fees vary according to the type of application you are making, and the appointment costs will vary depending on where and how the application will be submitted and whether you wish to use a priority service for expediting a decision.

The Home Office publish a list of their application fees and can be accessed here.

Please note, the list does not include the Immigration Health Surcharge which we will calculate according to your personal circumstances and include among the disbursements payable.

Service Information Immigration

 

What services are included?

 

The work will involve:

 

  • Taking full instructions from you in order to provide an initial assessment, advice about the current requirements of the Immigration Rules and how these apply to your circumstances.

  • After discussing your circumstances in detail, confirming which application is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;

  • Providing a comprehensive list of supporting documents.

  • Reviewing and considering your supporting documents.

  • Liaising with third parties when necessary to obtain additional evidence.

  • Preparing the relevant application forms, submitting these on your behalf and booking any necessary appointments.

  • Drafting a detailed submissions and cover letter in support of your application.

  • Advising on the application procedures, and on likely time frames.

  • Advising on the outcome of the application and necessary next steps that needs to be taken by you if there are any.

Typical timescales and key stages

 

We will normally be able to submit your application within 1-2 weeks of you instructing us, but this may take longer depending on the below issues, in any case we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer.

  • The legal issues involved

  • The amount of supporting documents/evidence we need to consider

  • The level of documentation available and any issues in obtaining the same

  • Whether the application is an initial one, an extension or an application for indefinite leave to remain

  • If we are required to liaise with third parties such as accountants or financial institutions

  • If a written advice and/or representation is required by a Counsel.

  • Whether your are applying with other dependents

 

 

In our experience the vast majority of out of country applications are decided within 4 to 6 weeks, although some family-based applications can take longer (up to 12 weeks).

Processing times for in-country applications can also vary depending on whether they are submitted as standard (up to six months, though usually no more than 3 months) or priority (within a few days, with payment of an additional Home Office fee).

You can find the current processing times published by the Home Office here.

This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority,

SRA No: 497260