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Residential Sale Pricing
Thank you for looking at our property services. We are here to take the stress out of selling a property. We will guide you through each step of the transaction and tailor our service to your personal requirements, so you get exactly the service you need.
When it comes to selling a property, there are important decisions you need to make and we are here to ensure that all your legal obligations are met. There are lots of boxes to tick and we want to assist you in selling your house quickly and efficiently, leaving you free to move on to your next property.
We have an experienced team who understand the stresses involved in selling property. Our approach is a simple – we provide a first-class service from our expert team who make the difference by taking care of all the important legal details and removing any confusion and uncertainty from the process of selling a property.
Whether you are selling your property through an estate agent or privately, we will make everything as clear as possible. Our team are made up of highly qualified Conveyancers who have the legal and technical ‘know how’ to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner.
We also recognise that communication is key, especially where there are complex issues to deal with, so will ensure you are always kept up-to-date and get answers to your questions in plain English.
We want you to feel confident that you are our priority, with our aim being that any member of the team is available to speak with you when you need some clarity and certainty at any stage in the process.
We are proud to hold CQS Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.
Our Residential Conveyancing team is headed by the Partner in charge, Hatice Mustafa who is a qualified solicitor who has over 18 years' experience in conveyancing. Jonathan Throp is also a solicitor and Partner with over 33 years' experience and Natalie Goddard is an experienced Qualified Licenced Conveyancer. Natalie's work is supervised by the Partners in the department. They are supported by our dedicated team of assistants Michelle Wood, Kim Galloway, Natasha Cane and Emily Holland.
The fees involved in any transaction are important and we review our fees on a regular basis, considering client’s feedback to ensure we always offer good value for money. We typically work on a fixed fee basis, so that from the outset you know what the fees will be for your transaction.
If during the transaction there is a new development, we will discuss any change in fees with you and agree a way forward.
Our fees are set out as:
Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your current property. Each transaction is different and our fees are calculated to take this in to account. We will supply you with a personalised estimate but as a guide the fees range from £950 plus VAT to £7,500 plus VAT for very high value properties. In addition we charge a fee of £35 plus VAT for arranging the transfer of monies on completion through the banking system and £10 plus VAT (for each seller) for electronic ID checks.
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.
The cost for obtaining Office Copy Entries from the Land Registry is £6 plus VAT (£1.20) and a further £3 plus VAT (£0.60) per document to obtain any other documents relating to the Title.
We do not undertake tax advice.
Our fees are fixed, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest possible opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- If a legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
- If crucial documents, we have previously requested from you have not been provided to us
- If you require to exchange within 6 weeks of instructing us
- If you require completion within 6 weeks of instructing us
- If you require simultaneous exchange and completion
For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on when your offer is accepted and other factors involved, such as:
- Number of parties in the chain
- Whether the buyer has a mortgage in place
- Whether the buyer requests a lease extension for a leasehold property
- Whether the searches flag up any issues
- Whether buyer’s Survey shows up any issues
- Buyer’s Enquiries
A typical transaction will take between 10-14 weeks. However, if any of the above apply or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 4-6 weeks and additional charges may occur. We will discuss this with you at the earliest possible opportunity, so you always have a clear picture of how long things are likely to take.
With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:
- Taking your instructions and giving initial advice based on the information you have provided
- Drafting contracts of sale and any other necessary documents and reviewing these with you
- Sending the contacts of sale to the buyer’s solicitor and dealing with any enquires they have
- Providing advice on all documents and information received
- Finalising the contract and sending it to you for signature
- Approving the transfer deed and sending it to you for signature
- Agreeing a completion date
- Exchanging contracts on your instructions and notifying you that this has happened
- Completing the sale
- Redeeming your existing mortgage (if any)