Typical Fees (Sale of a Freehold or Leasehold Property up to £750,000)

Legal Fees

Our legal fees will include our fee for acting on behalf of a mortgage lender if you are repaying an existing mortgage on the property and will typically range between:

Option 1 Freehold property: £800 to £1,500 plus VAT

Option 2 Leasehold property: £900 to £1,700 plus VAT

Our fees will be based on the hourly rate of the Solicitor or Executive dealing with your purchase – see our Terms of Business.

Our Electronic Money Transfer Fee: £35.00 plus VAT per transfer

Our Electronic Anti Money Laundering Fees are calculated as follows:-

£15 plus £3 VAT for an individual UK search or triple search
£25 plus £5 VAT for the triple search for two people

£20 plus £4 VAT for an international search


NB This estimated figure assumes that:

  • this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in the title of the property which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction;
  • all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation;
  • no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required;
  • the property is currently registered as a single dwelling;
  • the property is not part of a shared ownership.

PLUS whoever you arrange to do the conveyancing for you the following fees will apply:-



These are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties such as Land Registry fees which we handle on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Typical costs are

Bankruptcy Search fee: £2.00 per Client plus VAT

Office Copy of your Title: £6.00 plus £3.00 for each additional document referred to in the Register

Estate Agents’ Fee: Typically between 1% and 3% of the sale value of the property


Leasehold only:

Management Pack Fee: Typically this varies between £150 and £500 plus VAT.


How long will it take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you move out of your property will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 4 to 12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain.


Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. Please see our Seller’s Guide for more information.