Moving home can be one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life, but we aim to make the process as smooth as we possibly can for you.

With fixed fee conveyancing we offer a straight forward and clear approach to moving home. All conveyancing is undertaken by Mark Cairns, Partner with Rickards and Cleaver, who has well over 25 years conveyancing experience who is ably assisted by his Personal Assistant, Beverley Herring who likewise has over 25 years experience in such a role.

 

Pricing

To obtain an estimate of our pricing please refer to the lists shown below

Residential property conveyancing

Property purchases (freehold)

The fees quoted below cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Purchase price up to £225,000

  • £599 + VAT (currently 20%)

Purchase price between £225,001 and £325,000

  • £625 + VAT (currently 20%)

Purchase price between £325,001 and £500,000

  • £699 + VAT (currently 20%)

Purchase price between £500,001 and £725,000

  • £750 + VAT (currently 20%)

Purchase price over £725,001

  • Please call or email for a quote

The figures quoted above assume a straight forward transaction without any unforeseen issues. If the matter becomes complex, there will be an additional fee, some examples of which include:

  • Where the property is a new build
  • Where the property is leasehold
  • Where there is a perceived defect in title
  • Shared ownership transactions
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Where the transaction is required to be expedited
  • Contract races
  • Lock out/exclusivity agreements
  • Solar panels at the property
  • Buying with a Help To Buy ISA
  • Where there is a vendor gifted deposit

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties such as the Land Registry.

The following comprise the usual disbursements:

  • Search fees – normally between £250 & £395 depending on the number and type of searches required
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax – variable (although first time buyers are exempt on purchase up to £300,000
  • Land Registry fee – variable (typically £40 on purchase below £100,00 and £95 on purchase between £100,001 and £200,000
  • Electronic money transfer fee - £19.20 (including VAT – currently 20%)

 

Property sales (freehold)

The fees quoted below cover all the work required to complete the sale of your house including dealing with the Land Registry and paying off the mortgage(s) (if any).

Sale price up to £225,000

  • £590 + VAT (currently 20%)

Sale price between £225,001 and £325,000

  • £620 + VAT (currently 20%)

Sale price between £325,001 and £500,000

  • £645 + VAT (currently 20%)

Sale price between £500,001 and £725,000

  • £699 + VAT (currently 20%)

Purchase price over £725,000

  • Please call or email for a quote

The figures quoted above assume a straightforward transaction without any unforeseen issues. If the matter becomes complex, there will be an additional free, some examples of which include:

  • Where the property is leasehold
  • Where there are solar panels
  • Where the title to the property is not registered to H M Land Registry
  • Where the transaction is required to be expedited
  • Contract races
  • Lock in/exclusivity agreements

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties such as the Land Registry.

The following comprise the usual disbursements:

  • Land Registry fees – normally between £6 and £20
  • Bank transfer fees – normally between £4.20 and £38.40 (including VAT –currently 20%