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Conveyancing quotes online

Use our legal quotes engine to establish the cost of the legal work associated with your sale, purchase, or remortgage.
Our panel solicitors work nationally and offer:

  • Savings – competitive rates
  • Fairness – the price you see is the price you pay
  • Convenience – online case tracking 24/7
  • Communication – Email and SMS updates
  • Security – no completion, no fee

Guide price for legal costs on a purchase

£948 total for a freehold purchase at £100,000
£1,200 total for a freehold purchase at £500,000

These figures include:

  • Legal Costs £500 to £700
  • VAT (20%) £100 to £140
  • Disbursements £250 to £335

They do not include stamp duty land tax

Disbursements include

  • Land registry fees
  • Search fees
  • Stamp Duty administration
  • Telegraphic Transfer

Certain circumstances increase the cost of your legal work – notably leasehold purchases.

Cost of Extras

  • Leasehold properties – add £145
  • New build properties – add £160
  • Gifted Deposit – add £50
  • Help to Buy purchases – add £100
  • Shared Ownership purchases – add £120

Example – The fees on a £100,000 Leasehold purchase on a Help to Buy Scheme will total close to £1,200 with the added extra costs.

*above figures assume a purchase in England and Wales up to £500,000.
High priced purchases will result in higher conveyancing costs due to solicitors indemnity fees.

Instant Online Legal Quotes

simply click on the relevant option below.

Panel problems? Select your lender using our system and only solicitors who are authorised to work with your lender will be listed.

Legal quotes for buying and selling property – what to watch for

Is everything included?

There are a number of ancillary costs involved in a purchase and not all quotes include those costs and make them clear – ours do.

Are the solicitors suitable for the Lender?

Mortgage lenders restrict the solicitors they will work with when releasing mortgage funds. Lenders and solicitors refer to this as being ‘on the panel’. Do not assume that all solicitors are on the panel of all the Lenders, nor that a solicitor is bound to be on the panel of the main lenders.

If your solicitor is not on your lenders panel you will incur additional costs in releasing your mortgage.

When you quote using our system we only quote from solicitors who are on your lender’s panel.

Solicitor recommend by the Estate Agent?

Estate Agents will often recommend a solicitor. The main reason for this is that they can keep tabs on the progress of your purchase, also they are often paid an introductory fee by the solicitor doing the conveyancing work.

Whether or not the solicitor you use is recommended by the Estate Agent makes no difference to the purchase or speed of purchase. Remember that the Estate Agent has but one client, the vendor, your interests are secondary to theirs. It is therefore not a good idea to use services recommended by an Estate Agent.

Leasehold property?

If you are buying a flat or apartment the title is normally held on a leasehold arrangement. Leasehold purchases are much more complex than freehold purchases to transact. Therefore expect to pay more for your legal work on a leasehold purchase and wait longer for it to complete.

If you indicate a leasehold purchase in our quotation system, the additional cost of leasehold work is automatically included in your legal quotation.

What if the sale falls through?

Property sales can often fall through as buyers and sellers change their mind, have a change or circumstances, or cannot obtain mortgage funding. An uncompleted sale can still leave you with a legal bill.

Our legal quotations are issued on a No Completion No Fee basis.

Local solicitor

You may decide you prefer to use a local firm and deal face to face.

Small local firms cannot match the price of the firms quoting on our system. This is the 21st century and face to face meetings are not required. Everything can be done online and you can track the progress of your legal work 24/7 whilst saying yourself a tidy sum.

Stamp duty Land Tax

When you make a property purchase you may well incur a bill for stamp duty land tax. This figure is included in our quotations. Your stamp duty bill where payable will be a substantial part of your purchase costs so make sure you have allowed for this.

You can calculate your stamp duty land tax bill to the penny using our stamp duty land tax calculator.

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