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Conveyancing fees buying and selling

Thanks to the internet revolutionizing the way we consume and seek knowledge, it has helped us gain an slight insight into the whole conveyancing processes and fees involved in buying, selling or remortgaging our properties.

Customers can now study quotes online, look at consumer news, insights from customer ratings and reviews to have a stronger handle on solicitor fees regarding the conveyancing process.

If you are considering moving, remember that it is not just the legal fees you’ll need to budget for it is also estate agents commission, moving costs and stamp duty. We have compiled a chart of average conveyancing fees, prices and expenses from our community of expert conveyancing solicitors.

Use the chart as a guide to pricing and please make sure if you do instruct a solicitor to buy or sell your home you have a fixed fee conveyancing quote when you are ready to move.

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  • Conveyancing fees range from £470-£2,500
  • Solicitor are paid direct from the vendors
  • Payments vary throughout the process and or just on completion

Conveyancing fees buying and selling UK

Average fees for selling a Property:-

Property Value                   Avg Freehold Cost*         Avg Leasehold Cost*

Up to £100,000                               £470                                     £630

£100,001 to £200,000                  £540                                     £840

£200,001 to £300,000                  £700                                     £970

£300,001 to £400,000                  £830                                     £1,110

£400,001 to £500,000                  £950                                     £1,290

£500,001 to £600,000                  £1,180                                  £1,580

£600,001 to £700,000                  £1,230                                  £1,640

£700,001 to £800,000                  £1,290                                  £1,820

£800,001 to £900,000                  £1,350                                  £1,990

£900,001 to £1,000,000               £1,410                                   £2,000

* This is just an indication of costs from a sample of fees from 40 licensed conveyancers across the UK to find these averages, but Fees will greatly vary depending on your situation and conveyancer.

 

Average fees for Buying a Property:-

Property Value                   Avg Freehold Cost*         Avg Leasehold Cost*

Up to £100,000                               £730                                     £1,040

£100,001 to £200,000                  £920                                     £1,120

£200,001 to £300,000                  £1,010                                  £1,240

£300,001 to £400,000                  £1,120                                  £1,310

£400,001 to £500,000                  £1,200                                  £1,390

£500,001 to £600,000                  £1,360                                  £1,580

£600,001 to £700,000                  £1,430                                  £1,640

£700,001 to £800,000                  £1,570                                  £1,950

£800,001 to £900,000                  £1,620                                  £2,230

£900,001 to £1,000,000               £1,710                                   £2,310

* This is just an indication of costs from a sample of fees from 40 licensed conveyancers across the UK to find these averages, but Fees will greatly vary depending on your situation and conveyancer.

What Are Conveyancing Fees?

Conveyancing fees are the legal costs that are payable to your conveyancer or solicitor for the servie they are providing. They also include the conveyancing disbursements the solicitor will cover on your behalf through the process. Disbursements to consider include:

  • Bank Transfer Fees
  • Copies of Land Registry Title Deeds
  • Drainage Search
  • Envirnmental Searches
  • Local Authority Searches
  • Land registry Searches
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Transfer of Ownership
  • Telegraphic Transfer Fee

Disbursement Costs

Fee                                                                 Amount

Anti-money laundering checks           £20

Bankrupty search                                       £4

Bank transfer fees                                     £25

Local authority searches                        £350

Gifted deposit                                              £75

Property fraud check                               £10

Title deeds copy                                         £7

Transferring of ownership                     £250

Help to buy ISA                                           £60

Help to Buy supplement                         £250

* This is average fees from 40 licensed conveyancers across the UK.

What stamp duty rate will I pay?

PURCHASE PRICE                          STAMP DUTY RATE

Up to £125,000                                              Zero

£125,000.01 to £250,000                       2%

£250,000.01 to £925,000                       5%

£925,000.01 to £1,500,000                    10%

£1,500,000.01+                                               12%

Do you have to pay solicitors fees upfront when buying a house?

This can vary from solicitors, in general you will pay your solicitor at different points throughout the process. There is usually an upfront fee associated with the costs of the legal work required and then further costs may be required in the middle with any final sums required, usually because the solicitor has incurred costs on your behalf (for searches, for example).