Fixed Fee Property Conveyancing Service
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Battrick Clark Solicitors of Bristol handle property conveyancing for both buyers and sellers of freehold and leasehold properties throughout the UK. Our fees for property conveyancing services in England and Wales are currently as follows:

1. Purchase of a freehold residential property:

Our charges cover all the work needed to complete the purchase of your home, including our fees and necessary disbursements. Disbursements are costs related to your purchase that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We process the payment of all disbursements on your behalf in order to facilitate the process.

Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:

Client fees and costs are made up of:

  • Our Legal fee: Range £695 – £1250 – see separate table below for more information
  • VAT payable on legal fee
  • Search fees: Range £240 – £300 – depending on Local Authority fees
  • HM Land Registry registration fee: £20 – £910 (depends in part on the purchase price)
  • Stamp Duty (SDLT) (variable according to property purchase price and whether or not you are a first-time buyer or second property purchaser – see calculator)

Referral fee (if any):

We work with a number of leading Estate Agents and Introducers. The companies support us in marketing our services, providing case tracking and update platforms, collecting initial payments and (in purchase transactions) ordering searches and sales progression. In return for this support, we pay variable referral fees to these companies, which is dependent on the level of support they provide us with. The average fee paid is between £300 and £450.

NB: All known charges will be set out in our initial engagement letter which will need to be agreed and signed before we start work on your behalf.

There could be extra costs incurred in the following special circumstances:

  • If the legal title to the property is defective
  • If part or the whole of the property is unregistered, in which case a higher registration fee will be payable to The Land Registry
  • If construction of the property or alteration to the property has been carried out in breach of buildings regulations or without the requisite planning permission having been obtained

2. Sale of a freehold residential property:

Our charges cover all the work needed to complete the sale of your home. There are no searches involved in the sale side of a property transaction.

Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:

Client fees and costs are made up of:

  • Our Legal fee: £695 – £1250 – see separate table below
  • VAT payable on legal fee
  • Telegraphic transfer fee (if applicable): £35 + VAT

NB: All known charges will be set out in our initial engagement letter which will need to be agreed and signed before we start work on your behalf.

3. Purchase of a leasehold residential property:

Our charges cover all the work needed to complete the purchase of your lease, including our fees and necessary disbursements. Disbursements are costs related to your purchase that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We process the payment of all disbursements on your behalf in order to facilitate the process. On leasehold properties, there may be additional disbursements set out in the terms of the lease. These are not listed below because they are different for different properties. We will notify you separately of them once we have received the lease documentation from the seller’s solicitors and reviewed it.

Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:

Client fees and costs are made up of:

  • Our Legal fee: Range £695 – £1250 – see separate table below
  • VAT payable on legal fee
  • Search fees: Range £240 – £300  – depending on Local Authority fees
  • HM Land Registry registration fee: £20 – £910 (depends in part on the purchase price)
  • Stamp Duty (SDLT) (variable according to property purchase price and whether or not you are a first-time buyer or second property purchaser – see calculator)

Referral fee (if any):

  • This is a fee paid to your introducer (if any) and can vary depending on the terms of the introducer: we will advise you at the time of engagement

Anticipated disbursements set out in the terms of the lease:

  • Notice of Transfer fee – typical range, £100 – £300
  • Notice of Charge fee (applicable if the property is to be mortgaged) – £50 – £100
  • Deed of Convenant fee (provided by management company for the property) – £100 – £200
  • Certificate of Compliance fee (to be confirmed upon receipt of the lease) – £150 – £200

These fees vary individually between properties and may on occasion lie outside the typical ranges indicated. We can only provide you with an accurate figure for each once we have seen the lease documents provided by the seller.

NB: All known charges will be set out in our initial engagement letter which will need to be agreed and signed before we start work on your behalf.

Extra costs may be incurred in the following special circumstances:

  • If the legal title to the property is defective
  • If part or the whole of the property is unregistered, in which case a higher registration fee will be payable to The Land Registry
  • If construction of the property or alteration to the property has been carried out in breach of buildings regulations or without the requisite planning permission having been obtained

You should be aware that ground rent and service charges are likely to apply throughout your ownership of a leasehold property. These are not included in the disbursements we pay on your behalf. You will be directly responsible for paying them. We will notify you of the currently prevailing ground rent and anticipated service charges as soon as we are in receipt of this information.

4. Sale of a leasehold residential property:

Our charges cover all the work needed to complete the sale of your home. There are no searches involved in the sale side of a property transaction.

Please note that sellers of leasehold properties will also need to obtain a ‘Seller Management Pack’ from the Management Company. Costs vary considerably, and sellers should pay for this separately.

Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements:

Client fees and costs are made up of:

  • Our Legal fee: £695 – £1250 – see separate table below
  • VAT payable on legal fee
  • Telegraphic transfer fee (if applicable): £35 + VAT

NB: All known charges will be set out in our initial engagement letter which will need to be agreed and signed before we start work on your behalf.

5. Table of our legal fees for purchase and sale of properties:

Price Band Freehold fee[1] Leasehold fee[1]
£0 – £175,000 £695 £795
£175,001 – £250,000 £695 £795
£250,001 – £350,000 £750 £850
£350,001 – £500,000 £795 £895
£500,001 – £600,000 £850 £950
£600,001 – £700,000 £950 £1050
£700,001 – £800,000 £1050 £1150
£800,001 – £900,000 £1150 £1250
£900,001 – £1,000,000 £1250 £1350

[1] exc. VAT

6. Professional Indemnity Cover

Our Professional Indemnity Cover is £5,000,000 any one transaction.

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