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Conveyancing

Sale or purchase  (assumed VAT rate of 20%):

To arrive at an estimate of your fees you will need to add the fees at A (relevant to the value of your property) to B or C (whichever is relevant) and D) Stamp Duty (if relevant)

A) Our fixed fees (subject to proviso below)

 

Under £100,000:                              £595+VAT
£100k - £200k:                                  £695+VAT
£200k - £300k:                                 £795+VAT
£300k - £400k:                                 £895+VAT
£400k - £500k:                                 £995+VAT

Over £500k:                                      A specific quote will be given dependent on the            value of the property.

 

Leasehold residential

Under £150k:                                    £695+VAT
£150k - £300k:                                 £795+VAT
£300k - £400k:                                 £895+VAT

Above £400k:                                    A specific quote will be given dependent on the                                                            value of the property.

In addition to the fees above the following additional fees

B) Sale or Purchase of Freehold

 

Our fees cover all of the work* required to complete the purchase of your new home, 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.

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements (Purchase)

  • Legal fee £ see above
  • Search fees £X
  • HM Land Registry fee £X
  • Electronic money transfer fee £X
  • VAT payable £X
  • Subtotal (or just this figure) £X

Estimated total: £X

OR

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements (Sale)

  • Legal fee £ see above
  • Search fees £X
  • HM Land Registry fee £X
  • Electronic money transfer fee £X
  • VAT payable £X
  • Subtotal (or just this figure) £X

Estimated total: £X

 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

How long will my house purchase take?

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 X-X 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 X weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between X and X months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

Stages of the process

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

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • 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

C) Sale or Purchase  Leasehold property

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the purchase of your new home, 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 is in Wales.

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements (purchase)

  • Legal fee £see above
  • Fee for acting on behalf of the mortgage lender £X
  • Search fees £X
  • HM Land Registry fee £X
  • Electronic money transfer fee £X
  • VAT payable £X
  • Subtotal (or just this figure) £X

Estimated total: £X

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements  (Sale)

  • Legal fee £see above
  • Fee for acting on behalf of the mortgage lender £X
  • Search fees £X
  • HM Land Registry fee £X
  • Electronic money transfer fee £X
  • VAT payable £X
  • Subtotal (or just this figure) £X

Estimated total: £X

 

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. There are certain disbursements which will be set out in the individual lease relating to the Property. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller's solicitors.

  • HM Land Registry fee: £X
  • Search fees: £X
  • VAT on search fees
  • Electronic money transfer fee: £X
  • VAT £X
  • Subtotal: £X

Anticipated Disbursements*

  • Notice of Transfer fee - This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between XX- XXX.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) - This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between X and X.
  • Deed of Covenant fee - This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between X and X.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between X - X.

*These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information.

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

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • 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

How long will my house purchase take?

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 X-X 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 X weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between X and X months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

* Our fee assumes that:

  1. 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
  2. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

D) Stamp Duty or Land Tax (on purchase)

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 here..

Estimated total £X (This will give clients a clear understanding of the total cost of the transaction and so the full funds the client will need to complete it.)

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Probate

We anticipate this will take between 2.5 and 20 hours work at £195 per hour. Total costs estimated at -£487.50 - £3900 (+VAT).

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

  • There is a valid will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 3 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are 1-3 beneficiaries
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate

 

We also charge an element based on the value of the Estate.  This is because the value is a reflection of the importance of the matter and, consequently, the responsibility of the firm.

Therefore we may also charge up to 0.5% of the value of the deceased's home and 1% of the value of the rest of the Estate.

 

Disbursements in addition to this fee:

  • Probate application fee  - please see HMCTS website
  • £7 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£10 per beneficiary)
  • Post in The London Gazette and Local Newspaper- Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.  We can not specify the cost of the same as it varies.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 4-12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6 - 24 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 3-8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3-8 weeks.

 

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Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Debt Value

Up to £5,000                                     £300 plus VAT £60.00 giving £360.00

£5,000 to £25,000                            £750.00 plus VAT £150.00 giving £900

More than £25,000                          We will need to give a tailored estimate.

IN addition to those costs a Court fee will be payable and we would refer you to the HMCTS website for the fee which is dependent on the value of the debt.

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 28 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters usually take 3-24 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.


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Motoring offences (summary only offences)

 

 

Driving offence, guilty plea (including exceptional hardship)- fixed fee range £200-£750 plus VAT

Summary only offence, guilty plea - fixed fee range £200-£750 plus VAT

Fee includes:

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence
    • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £200.00  per witness).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for [e.g. half a day].
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

Driving offence, not guilty plea (including special measures hearing) - fixed fee range £500- £2,000 plus VAT

Summary only offence, not guilty plea  £500- £2000 plus VAT.

Fee includes:

  • More than 3 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence (if found guilty)
    • Attendance and representation at a multiple hearings at the Magistrates Court
    • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
    • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

 

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £300.00).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for [e.g. half a day].
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 




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