Our Pricing

Conveyancing Fees (Sale/Purchase)
Our fees for carrying out residential property work will vary depending on the transaction. Before we commence work on your transaction, we will provide you with an estimate of our legal fees to include all costs and disbursements that are associated with your sale and/or purchase.

Sale/Purchase at a price up to £150,000.00

£850.00 plus VAT at 20%

Sale/Purchase at a price up to £250,000.00

£950.00 plus VAT at 20%

Sale/Purchase at a price up to £500,000.00

£1050.00 plus VAT at 20%

Sale/Purchase at a price up to £750,000.00

£1350.00 plus VAT at 20%

Sale/Purchase at a price up to £1,000.000

£1600.00 plus VAT at 20%

Bank Transfer Fee for transfer of funds within of the UK

£40.00 plus VAT at 20%

Bank Transfer Fee for transfer of funds outside of the UK

£60.00 plus VAT at 20%

Electronic ID Check Fee for UK clients

£20.00 plus VAT at 20% per individual

Electronic ID Check Fee for International clients

£35.00 plus VAT at 20% per individual

Dealing with Unregistered title

£200.00 plus VAT at 20%

Dealing with Leasehold

£175.00 plus VAT at 20%

Deeds of Variation, Rectification or Substitution

£150.00 plus VAT at 20%

Arranging a title indemnity insurance policy

£55.00 plus VAT at 20%

Mortgage redemption of second or further mortgages

£110.00 plus VAT at 20%

Deed of covenant

£65.00 plus VAT at 20%

Sale of parts

£200.00 plus VAT at 20%

Transfer of Equity

£350.00 plus VAT at 20%

Removal of registered restriction

£75.00 plus VAT at 20% if part of transfer

Drafting assured shorthold tenancy agreement

£150.00 plus VAT at 20%

Drafting Statutory declaration

£100.00 – £200.00 plus VAT at 20%

Service of notices of assignment (per notice)

£30.00 plus VAT at 20%

File retrieval after completion from archive storage

£50.00 plus VAT at 20%

New Build

£150.00 plus VAT at 20%

Shared Ownership & Help to Buy Schemes

£250.00 plus VAT at 20%

Declaration of Trust

£250.00 plus VAT at 20%

ID1 Forms

£50.00 plus VAT at 20%

Local Search, Drainage and Water Search & Environmental Search Pack (for residential properties)

£160.00

Bankruptcy Search

£2.00 per person

Land Registry Office Copies

£3.00 per document downloaded

Land Registry Official Search with Priority

£3.00

Land Registration Fee

This amount is dependent upon the value of the property and the transaction. Prices range from £20.00 for property sales at £40,000.00 to £910.00 for property sales at £1,000,000.00

Stamp Duty Land Tax

The amount is dependent upon the value of the property and other factors concerning the buyer and/or the transaction. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website.

Our fee covers work from instructions up to completion of the sale/purchase and including any registration with Land Registry for purchase files.

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8-10 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer, purchasing a new build property, it could take 8 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3-5 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.
Stages of the Purchasing Process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. As a guideline, please see below as a generic process
Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
Receive and advise on contract documents
Carry out searches
Obtain further planning documentation if required
Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
Give you advice on all documents and information received
Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
Send final contract to you for signature
Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
Complete purchase
Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
Immigration

In country application (further leave to remain): from £1000.00 plus VAT at 20% plus UKVI fee and IHS Surcharge Fee
Out of country application: from £1250.00 plus UKVI fee plus IHS Surcharge Fee
Indefinite leave to remain application: from £1250.00 plus VAT at 20% plus UKVI fee.
EU application: from £650.00 plus VAT at 20% plus UKVI fee.
Naturalisation: from £850.00 plus VAT at 20% plus UKVI fee.
Generally, out of country applications, the UKVI aims to process these within 120 working days. In country applications if there are under the points-based system, UKVI aims to process them within 8 weeks. Other applications, the standard processing times vary from 12 weeks to 6 months.
Our fees for all the above includes preparation and submission of the application per person and includes all work up to determination of the application. Any appeals or administrative review work of the decision would incur extra fees.
The disbursements you will expect to incur in immigration applications are UKVI fees which are shown below. The UKVI fees depend on the nature of the application. Below are the current fees as prescribed by the UKVI (‘Home Office’)

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Visit visa – short up to 6 months

 £100

Visit visa – long up to 2 years

£376

Visit visa – long up to 5 years

£670

Visit visa – long up to 10 years

£837

Visiting academic - more than 6 months but no more than 12 months

 £200

Private medical treatment visa - more than 6 months but not more than 11 months

£200

Transit visa - (direct airside transit)

£35

Transit visit visa (landside transit)

£64

Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft

£64

Electronic Visa Waiver

£30

Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

£154

Certificate of Entitlement Nationality Right of Abode (outside the UK)

£388

Transfer of Conditions (Vignette Transfer) application made overseas

£154

Other visa

£531

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months - main applicant and dependants

£180

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years - main applicant and dependants

£250

Route to Settlement

£1,538

Route to Settlement - other dependant relative

£3,250

Route to Settlement - refugee dependant relative

£388

Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules.

 £2,404

Indefinite leave to enter the UK as a foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from HM Forces under paragraph 13 of Appendix Armed Forces to the immigration rules.

£2,404

Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) - service of consular officers

£142

Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents - consular functions

£141

Administrative review

£80

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Innovator - main applicant and dependants

£1,036

Start-up-main applicant and dependants

£378


Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent

£456

Global Talent-main applicant-where Approval Letter is required

£167

Global Talent main applicant-where Approval Letter is not required

 £623

Global Talent-dependants only

£623

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)-dependants only

£623

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)-dependants only

£1,036

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)-dependents only

£378

Tier 1 (Investor)-main applicant and dependants

£1,638

Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less-main applicant and dependants

£625

Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years-main applicant and dependants

£1,235

Skilled Worker-shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less-main applicant and
dependants

£479

Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years- main applicant and
dependants

£943

Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa-where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less-main applicant a
dependants

£247

Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa-where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years-main applicant and
dependents

£479

Skilled Worker-Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa-where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or
less-main applicant and dependants

£247

Skilled Worker-Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa-where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years. main applicant and dependants

£479

Intra-Company Transfer where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less main applicant and dependants (until 10 April 2022)

£625

Intra-Company Transfer where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years main applicant and dependants (until
10 April 2022)

£1,235

T2 Minister of Religion-main applicant and dependants

£625

Intra-Company Transfer-Graduate Trainee-main applicant and dependants (until 10 April 2022)

£497

International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for 12 months or less-main applicant and dependants

 £259

International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over 12 months-main applicant and dependants

£625

Temporary Work-Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative Worker, International Agreement, Government
Authorised Exchange and Youth Mobility Scheme main applicant and dependants

 £259

Representative of an overseas business-main applicant and dependants

£625

Global Business Mobility - Senior or Specialist Worker up to 3 years main applicant and dependants (from 11 April 2022)

£625

Global Business Mobility-Senior or Specialist Worker-more than 3 years-main applicant and dependants (from 11 April 2022)

£1,235

Global Business Mobility-Graduate Trainee-main applicant and dependants (from 11 April 2022)

£259

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Student - main applicant and dependants

£363

Child Student

£363

Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months

£200

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Priority Visa service - Settlement

£573

Priority Visa service - Non-Settlement (Increased fee applicable from 10 May 2022)

£250

Super Priority Visa service

£956

User Pays Visa Application service

£55

The provision of an immigration officer to provide any premium service relating to entry into or transit through the United
Kingdom (per hour per officer)

£77.40

International Contact Centre - Email Service (per query)

£2.74

International Contact Centre - Telephone Helpline (per minute)

£0.69

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Super Priority service

£800

Expedited processing - Priority service

£500

On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service)

£650

The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, to a Government Department, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom

£57.33

The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom (per hour per officer)

£77.40

Premium status checks and advice - Administrative Officer (per minute)

£0.80

Premium status checks, advice or training - Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute)

£0.88

Premium status checks, advice or training - Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute)

£1.10

Premium status checks, advice or training - Higher Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute)

£0.97

Premium status checks, advice or training - Higher Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute)

£1.23

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Registered Traveller (Adult) - Yearly Subscription (per year)

 £50

Registered Traveller (Child) - Yearly Subscription (per year)

£24

Registered Traveller - Registration of New Documents

£20

Fast Track - Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4

£5.20

Fast Track - Other ports of entry

£3.00

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Innovator - main applicant and dependants

£1,292

Start-Up - main applicant and dependants

£508

Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent

£456

Global Talent - main applicant - where Approval Letter is required

£167

Global Talent - main applicant - where Approval Letter is not required

£623

Global Talent - dependants only

£623

Graduate Route - main applicant and dependants

£715

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependants only

£623

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - main applicant and dependants

£1,292

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - dependants only

£508

Tier 1 (Investor) - main applicant and dependants

£1,638

Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants

£1,423

Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants

£719

Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants

£479

Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants

£943

Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants

£247

Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three year -main applicant and dependants

£479

Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants

£247

Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants

£479

Intra-Company Transfer, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants (until 10 April 2022)

£719

Intra-Company Transfer, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants (until 10 April 2022)

£1,423

Fees category

Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Student - main applicant and dependants

£475

£490

£15

Child Student

£475

£490

£15

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Visitor Extension-main applicant and dependants

£1,000

Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention

£1,048

Leave to remain - Other

£1,048

Hong Kong British National (In-country) for 30 months- main applicant and dependants

£180

Hong Kong British National (In-country) for 5 years - main applicant and dependants

£250

Retired person of independent means

£1,964

Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid

£25

Indefinite leave to remain - main applicants and dependants

£2,404

Biometric enrolment and/or re-use of recorded biometric information (the £19.20 fee is not payable for applications for indefinite leave or limited to remain or nationality)

£19.20

TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status - limited leave to remain

£161

Replacement Biometric Residence Card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme)

£56

Replacement Biometric Residence Permit

£56

Travel Document - Certificate of travel-adult

£280

Travel Document - Certificate of travel-child

£141

Travel Document - Convention travel document - adult

£75

Travel Document - Convention travel document-child

£49

Administrative Review

£80

Life in the UK test

£50

Fees category

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Naturalisation

£1,250

Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens

£1,000

Nationality registration as a British citizen - adult

£1,126

Nationality registration as a British citizen - child

£1,012

The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).

£80

The administration of a citizenship oath, or oath and pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace.

£5

Nationality registration - British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - adult

£901

Nationality registration - British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - child

£810

Renunciation of nationality

£372

Certificate of Entitlement Nationality Right of Abode (In the UK)

£372

Nationality review

£372

Status Letter (Nationality)

£250

Non-acquisition Letter (Nationality)

£250

Nationality correction to certificate

£250

Nationality - supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration

£250

Fees catrgory

New fee from 6 April 2022 (unless noted in fee category)

Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor- large sponsors

£25,000

Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor-small sponsors

£8,000

Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Student sponsors

£8,000

The expedited processing of a sponsorship management request made by a Worker sponsor or Temporary worker sponsor

£200

Priority service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications

£500

Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor)

£1,476

Worker sponsor licence (small sponsor)

£536

Student sponsor licence

£536

Temporary Worker sponsor licence

£536

Worker and Temporary Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor)

£1,476

Worker and Student sponsor licence (large sponsor)

£1,476

Worker, Temporary Worker and Student sponsor licence (large sponsor)

£1,476

Temporary Worker and Student sponsor licence

£536

Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor), where sponsor currently holds a Temporary Worker and/or Student Sponsor Licence

£940

Student sponsor basic compliance assessment

£536

Sponsor action plan

£1,476

Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for Skilled Worker, T2 Minister of Religion, Intra-company Transfer (until 10 April 2022), Intra-company Transfer Graduate Trainee (until 10 April 2022), Global Business Mobility - Senior or Specialist Worker (from 11 April 2022)

£199

Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for Temporary Work route - including Global Business Mobility- Graduate Trainee, UK Expansion Worker, Service Supplier and Secondment Worker route, and Scale-up route

£21

Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for International Sportsperson route-over 12 Months

£199

Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for International Sportsperson route - for 12 months or less

£21

Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for student, child student

£21

Wills Fees

Our fees start from £150.00 plus VAT of 20% dependent on nature of Will.


Storage fee: £50.00 plus VAT of 20% per year for storage.

Probate Fees

Prices start from 1.0% of the value of the estate but a fixed fee can be agreed beforehand depending on the circumstances of the probate.


On average, obtaining the grant of probate takes on average of 4-6 months. Thereafter, distribution can take on average 2-4 weeks but does not include any sale or transfer of properties.

Disbursements

Postage: varies dependent on type of postage


Inheritance Tax - this would be dependent upon the estate. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Our fees start from £450.00 per LPA.

Disbursements:

£82.00 Office of Public Guardian fee per LPA.

Additional Work

Finally, and generally, if any matter requires any additional work, which has not been listed above or did not form part of the scope of instructions at the outset of a matter, any such work will usually be a fixed fee for any such additional work as agreed.

Frequently Asked Questions
All our solicitors have at least 10 plus years PQE and are experts in their respective fields.
All our solicitors have at least 10 plus years PQE and are experts in their respective fields.
All our solicitors have at least 10 plus years PQE and are experts in their respective fields.
All our solicitors have at least 10 plus years PQE and are experts in their respective fields.
All our solicitors have at least 10 plus years PQE and are experts in their respective fields.
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