Our prices cover all of the legal work and other administrative tasks required to complete your sale and/or purchase, 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.
We work on fixed fee basis and our fees typically range from £745 to £1,750 depending upon a number of factors including the complexity of the transaction and the location of the property.
We will always be pleased to give you a quotation which will be tailored to your specific requirements. Law and Lawyers offer a number of discounts, which you may be entitled to, please enquire at your local office.
We are not a “factory conveyancing firm” and if we are instructed, your transaction will be passed to one of our qualified solicitors, who has the relevant expertise to lead you through the process from start to finish and once of our directors will be supervising your matter.
We have over 10 years of experience in Conveyancing. You can be assured of high standard of quality at Law and Lawyers as we have been awarded the Law Society’s LEXCEL Accredited Quality mark for high standards of client care and practice management. Law and Lawyers are also CQS accredited. To gain this accreditation Law and Lawyers underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees or HMRC. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
*These prices vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. More often than not, these costs are compulsory as your lender will require compliance. We will account to you when the information is supplied to us. You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property and will most likely increase during your period of ownership. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information.
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 located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.
If we need to increase our fee because the matter has become protracted, we will always discuss this with you before undertaking further work. Prices are subject to our discretion and may increase depending on the factors of each individual transaction such as:
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6-8 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 between 4 -6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 5 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. Every transaction is different and you can only move as quickly as the slowest person in the chain.
If you need any further information or a quotation, we are here to help you right the way through your transaction. Please contact a member of the Buying and Selling Your Home team on 020 8586 5657.