Standard Conveyancing Fees
|Up to £150,000||£775.00||£155.00|
|£150,001 - £200,000||£825.00||£165.00|
|£200,001 - £250,000||£875.00||£175.00|
|£250,001 - £300,000||£925.00||£185.00|
|£300,001 - £400,000||£975.00||£195.00|
|£401,000 - £500,000||£1,025.00||£205.00|
|£501,000 - £600,000||£1,225.00||£245.00|
|£601,000 - £700,000||£1,325.00||£265.00|
|£701,000 - £800,000||£1,425.00||£285.00|
|£800,001 and above||Please make contact for a quote|
|Up to £150,000||£750.00||£150.00|
|£150,001 - £200,000||£800.00||£160.00|
|£200,001 - £250,000||£850.00||£170.00|
|£250,001 - £300,000||£900.00||£180.00|
|£300,001 - £400,000||£950.00||£190.00|
|£400,001 - £500,000||£1,000.00||£200.00|
|£500,001 - £600,000||£1,050.00||£210.00|
|£600,001 - £700,000||£1,150.00||£230.00|
|£700,001 - £800,000||£1,250.00||£250.00|
|£800,001 and above||Please make contact for a quote|
|ADDITIONAL £150.00 FOR LEASEHOLD SALE|
|ADDITIONAL £250.00 FOR LEASEHOLD PURCHASE|
|Re-Mortgage up to £300,000.00||FEE||VAT|
|Buy to Let||£500.00||£100.00|
|Transfer of Equity||£500.00||£100.00|
|Re-Mortgage & Transfer of Equity up to £300,000.00||£600.00||£120.00|
|Claiming a Help to Buy Bonus||£50.00||£10.00|
|Claiming a Forces Help to Buy Deposit||£200.00||£40.00|
NB. All of our charges are subject to VAT at the standard rate
In addition to our fees, there will be additional costs, examples of such costs known as disbursements include, but are not limited to, the following. Which disbursements will need to be paid and the respective cost will vary and is dependent on certain factors, including whether it is a sale, purchase or re-mortgage, the price of the property, property ownership status and also whether a lender is involved.
- Stamp Duty
- Local Authority, Drainage and Environmental Searches and any additional searches as required
- Bank Transfer Fee
- Pre Completion Searches
- Land Registry Fee
- Office Copy Entries
- Indemnity Insurance
Please note the prices shown are estimates for a standard case and that a full case specific estimate can be obtained by contacting usPlease contact us if you require a breakdown of the disbursements which would be incurred in relation to your particular transaction.
PHR Solicitors Property Department
Gareth Edwards is a partner and heads up the Property department. He deals with all aspects of property and land matters and provides support to the residential team at PH&R
Sarah Marriott’s Team
Residential conveyancing matters including sale purchase and re-mortgage with particular expertise in the buy to let market including bridging finance and small commercial property matters.
Sarah Marriott, Head of Residential Conveyancing. Sarah has been with the firm since she left school and has over 15 years conveyancing experience.
Callie Easterbrook, Senior Assistant who joined the conveyancing team at PH&R in 2007.
Amy Holmes, Assistant who joined the firm in 2017.
Danielle Cardy, Assistant, who joined the firm in 2016.
FAQs about standard conveyancing fees
What are convenyancing costs/what do conveyancing costs cover?
Conveyancing fees cover the amount that you'll pay to ensure the legal side of your house purchase or house sale is handled properly. Conveyancing fees are split into two parts - legal fees and disbursements.
- Legal fees - this is what the conveyancer or solicitor charges for completing the work
- Disbursements - this is what third parties charge for their services. such as searches
Some conveyancer fees only need to be paid by the buyers, and others are only paid by the sellers of the property.
How much are conveyancing fees?
The price you will pay for conveyancing fees will vary depending on several factors. For example, the price for the conveyancing fees can vary depending on the property's location. If the property is located close to a coal mine or river, for example, you may need to pay for additional searches.
What are the main conveyancing costs/disbursements?
Below is a list of the main conveyancing costs and disbursements costs:
- Title deeds - if you are selling a property, you will need to obtain a copy of the Title of Deeds. These are most likely held by the Land Registry. The cost for leasehold properties is higher than freehold properties. The cost of obtaining the title deeds is £3 per document.
- Anti-money laundering checks - these are legal checks that will verify your identity and are usually completed by an online company. If you currently reside abroad, these costs are expected to be higher. The average cost of anti-money laundering checks is around £6-£20, but we don't charge.
- Property fraud - this is a check completed by a lawyer to ensure you're sending money to a real company. The cost for property fraud checks is £10.
- Searches - if you are purchasing a property, you will need local authority searches. This can include things such as an environmental search, a drainage search, and a planning search. Local authority searches usually cost around £180-£450.
- Transferring ownership - you must pay the Land Registry a fee for transferring your name with the buyer's name on completion of the sale. The cost for this depends on the purchase price and vary from £20 to £500.
- Stamp Duty Land Tax - dependent on circumstances price paid.
- Telegraphic transfer or bank transfer fee - we will need to use a telegraphic transfer when making the purchase to ensure the funds reach the account on a certain day. The bank will charge a fee for this. The bank transfer fees at present is £12.
- Lifetime or Help to Buy ISA - your conveyancer will have to do extra work for this. However, their charges for this are capped at £50+VAT
- Indemnity Insurance - If there is a defect in the title or missing certificate, indemnity insurance may need to be obtained. The price varies dependant on the issue being covered, and a quote will have to be obtained at the time.
Are there conveyancing charges for leasehold properties?
The conveyancing fees for leasehold properties are usually much higher due to the additional costs involved. For example. you may need to pay for a Deed of Covenant - a legally binding agreement between the landlord and the buyer about things such as carrying out repair work.
Some additional work can include the extra investigations into the length of the lease and liasing with the landlord to serve notices. You may also need to pay fees for getting further information about the management details or service charges. These fees can range from around £100-£1000.
What happens if my house sale falls through?
Some conveyancing solicitors work on a no sale, no fee guarantee. This means that if your sale falls through, you won't need to pay the full conveyancing fees. Some solicitors will waive the legal fees. However, it's a good idea to get a complete explanation of what the guarantee includes before you decide to go through with their services.
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
To contact Sarah Marriott or any other members of the property law team, simply call 0151 666 9090 or complete the enquiry form on this page.
We are experienced in dealing with all aspects of buy to let law issues from our offices in Birkenhead on the Wirral. We can also help you if you live in Liverpool, Cheshire or Merseyside.