Sale of a residential property prices

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Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your house.

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

Legal fees are dependent on the sale price of the property, as shown in the table below

Property value Legal fee
Up to £250,000 £850.00
£250,001 to £550,000 £900.00
£550,001 to £850,000 £1,150.00
£850,001 to £1,000,000 £975.00
£1,000,001 to £1,500,000 £1,085.00
£1,500,001 to £2,000,000 £1,175.00
Over £2,000,000 Available On request


VAT on the above fees is payable at 20%

Disbursements and additional costs

• Official copies: £6
• Electronic money transfer fee: £35 + VAT
• Expedition fee (completion within 6 working days of exchange): £150.00
• Deed of covenant fee: £150
• License to assign fee: £150
• Lease extension (agreed premium) fee: Starting at £950.00
• Lease extension (statutory procedure): Starting at £1,350.00
• Statutory declaration fee: £150
• File retrieval fee: £50
• New build fee: £250.00 (For LH properties the LH Fee will also be applied.)


In the case of leaseholds, the fee is £175 additional to legal fees as shown in the table above.

For leaseholds, our fee assumes that:
a. 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
b. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
c. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
d. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
e. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Referral fee (if any). This is not payable by you:

These fees are usually paid to estate agents and are between £100 – £200, except Lifetime Legal where we will let you know.

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until the sale of your house will depend on a number of factors, but the average process takes between 6 – 10 weeks.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages:

• Take your instructions and send out a client care letter to you
• Prepare the contract documents and send them to the buyer’s solicitor
• Replying to enquiries of buyer’s solicitor
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Send final contract to you for signature
• Agree completion date (date from which you no longer own/sell the property)
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
• Redeem any mortgages on the property, pay estate agents if applicable and account to you for net proceeds of the sale
• Complete sale