Freehold Purchase

We are pleased to offer a high quality conveyancing service to our clients. Each transaction is handled by a dedicated person with the necessary experience to see it through from beginning to end, together with a support team that will ensure you are provided with the information you need at the time you need it. Our fees information reflects the personal service we provide and is fully inclusive to include all elements of the work needed to complete your transaction to ensure full transparency.

Unlike some firm’s there are no hidden charges. As part of your transaction we will incur third party costs on your behalf; we call these disbursements and they are charged in addition to our fees. Disbursements are things we have to incur as part of the transaction. An indication of the disbursements you would expect to incur on an average transaction is set out below. A combination of the fees and disbursements quoted form the total fee you will be charged.

Factors which can affect the time it takes to reach completion include:

  • the length of the chain and how many other parties/properties are involved
  • whether there are any issues with the property you are buying, selling or re-mortgaging
  • the time of year – the run up to the end of the tax year (the end of February to the first week of April) can become extremely busy, as can the run up to Christmas (mid-November to Christmas). It can also be difficult to agree completion dates over the school summer holidays as often parties within the chain are away at different times. If you have a specific timescale in mind, we will do our best to achieve it.

Estimate of average cost

 up to £300,000.00£1,500.00(plus VAT @20%)
 up to £500,000.00£1,700.00(plus VAT @20%)
 up to £800,000.00£2,200.00(plus VAT @20%)
up to £1m£2,500.00(plus VAT @20%)
 over £1m0.3% of purchase price(plus VAT @20%)

Additional charges are also incurred in the following circumstances:

New Build£250.00(plus VAT@20%)
Help to Buy£50.00(plus VAT@20%)


For a normal transaction of this type, with a cost estimate in this range, we have made the following assumptions:

  • that this is a standard transaction and that has 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
  • that this is the transfer of a whole of a title number and does not include transfers of parts or transfers of additional whole titles
  • that the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
  • that all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • that no indemnity policies are required. Additional costs and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required
  • that the property is not a listed building, new-build, Help to Buy or being purchased under the Housing Act legislation (Right to Buy, Voluntary Right to Buy or Right to Acquire) and does not have an unregistered title
  • that all necessary planning permissions, building regulations approvals/completion certificates and restrictive covenant consents have been obtained
  • that the property is not tenanted and we are not required to review any tenancy agreements
  • that you are not purchasing in the name of a limited company


Disbursements will be charged in addition to our fees. For this type of work, we expect the following disbursements to be incurred:

Searches £400.00 approx
SDLT This is calculated by reference to property value in accordance with the rates set by  HMRC
 Bankruptcy searches £2.40(inc of vat @20%)per name searched
 Land Registry priority searches £3.60(inc of vat @20%)per title number searched
 Land Registry registration fee This is calculated on the basis of the Land Registry Fee Scale and varies depending  on the value of the property and the type of transaction
CHAPS/TT fee £40.00(inc of vat @20%)for each TT we send. This will be required to send the purchase money to your seller’s solicitors
 BACS fee £20.00(inc of vat @20%)for each BACS transfer we send. This will be required for sending your SDLT payment to HMRC
 SDLT This is calculated by reference to property value in accordance with ratesset by the HMRC. You can calculate the amount you will need using the HMRC SDLT calculator or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.

Additional Information

If the work you need us to do for you does not fit into the normal range of service we have set out in this illustration, please speak to us and we will be happy to give you a full detailed scope of fees.