Fees and Pricing

We offer all conveyancing services, from buying and selling your home to acting for portfolio purchasers and developers. We are a specialist team and pride ourselves on our personal, friendly and approachable service.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), requires all regulated firms to publish transparent pricing in certain areas of law in which we deliver legal services to members of the public.

In all cases our preference is to provide our potential clients with a bespoke quote for our bespoke service. If you would like a “no obligation” tailor-made fee estimate please contact us by email to info@unsworthrose.co.uk or call us on 020 7483 4411 to discuss further. If you are seeking advice or a fee estimate for a commercial property transaction, please contact us direct.

The Unsworth Rose standard fees are listed below. The fees may vary in complex cases and we will always continue to provide you with a cost estimate based on your individual transaction, taking into account all of your requirements and the specific features of your case.

As with all services, should any unforeseen complications arise which will impact on our fees, we will inform you immediately to discuss the potential consequences before you incurring any fees in addition to those set out in our initial estimate.

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Purchase

Legal Fees

Our fees for the purchase of a single residential property up to £400,000 start at £1,400 plus VAT and disbursements rising thereafter with the purchase price in line with the examples set out in the table below. Our estimates are based on the assumption that the matter is straightforward but you will appreciate that all transactions depend on their own individual circumstances. We have set out within this section a list of issues (“Non-standard purchase situations”) which may cause a purchase transaction to become protracted and may result in a fee increase as explained above.

Freehold

Purchase price up to £400,000: £1,400.00 + VAT
Purchase price up to £750,000: £1,800.00 + VAT
Other Property Prices: Please call or email to discuss a bespoke estimate.
Our handling charges for sending funds by telegraphic transfer on completion (and occasionally on exchange of contracts if the deposit is also sent by telegraphic transfer) are £22 + VAT, per transfer.

Leasehold

Purchase price up to £400,000: £1,500.00 + VAT
Purchase price up to £750,000: £1,900.00 + VAT
Other Property Prices: Please call or email to discuss a bespoke estimate.
Our handling charges for sending funds by telegraphic transfer on completion (and occasionally on exchange of contracts if the deposit is also sent by telegraphic transfer) are £22 + VAT, per transfer.

Typical purchase disbursements
“Disbursements” are costs and expenses related to your matter which are payable to third parties, such as taxes, searches, registration fees, etc.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (in England) or
Land Transaction Tax (in Wales)

The SDLT or LTT calculation is based upon a number of factors specific to your circumstances and the transaction. You may calculate your SDLT or LTT liability by using the following calculators provided by HMRC and the Welsh Revenue Authority as follows:-

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro

https://beta.gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator

Land Registry fee (dependent upon purchase price)

From £135 to £455

The registration fee may double for first registrations of unregistered land or registration of a new lease/newbuild property.

Local authority search (the fee varies per local authority) £200 + VAT (approximately)
Water and drainage search £50 + VAT (approximately)
Environmental search £50 + VAT (approximately)
Chancel repair check £25 + VAT (approximately)
Planning review (optional) £35 + VAT (approximately)
Pre-completion searches:-
Land Registry priority search
Bankruptcy search

£3
£2 per name
Landlord’s registration fee (leaseholds only).

£150 + VAT where applicable

These disbursements can vary widely and we will notify you of the charge as soon as possible during the course of your purchase.

 

Typical purchase timescales and key stages

Timing of your conveyance will depend on a number of factors but, on average, a residential property purchase takes between 8 and 12 weeks. If you are in a chain, the timing of your transaction is likely to need to coincide with the other parties in that chain.

Key stages of the purchase process are typically:

  • Receive your instructions, identification and other details relative to the transaction

  • Check your finance arrangements and initiate contact with lender (if applicable)

  • Receive and advise on contract documents

  • Undertake searches / obtain planning documentation if necessary

  • Make necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor

  • Review and advise on all relevant documents and information

  • Review and advise on mortgage offer (if applicable)

  • Finalise contract for signature and confirm completion date

  • Exchange of contracts

  • Arrange for receipt of all monies required for completion

  • Complete purchase

  • Prepare and submit Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land Transaction Tax return with payment

  • Prepare and submit registration at Land Registry with payment

  • Deal with all post-completion registration formalities with landlord (leaseholds only) and transfer of share certificate (share of freehold only)

Examples of non-standard purchase situations

  • Newbuild / off-plan purchase
  • Unregistered land
  • Shared ownership / Help to Buy
  • Auction property
  • Right to buy
  • Repossession purchase
  • This list is not exhaustive. Should any of the above apply, please contact us direct.

     

    RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

    Sale

    Legal Fees

    Our fees start at £1,300 plus VAT and disbursements for a residential property sale up to £400,000 rising thereafter with the sale price in line with the examples set out in the table below. Our estimates are based on the assumption that the matter is straightforward but you will appreciate that all transactions depend on their own individual circumstances. We have set out within this section a list of potential issues (“Non-standard sale situations”) which could cause a sale transaction to become protracted and may result in a fee increase as explained above.

    Freehold

    Purchase price up to £400,000: £1,300.00 + VAT
    Purchase price up to £750,000: £1,700.00 + VAT
    Other Property Prices: Please call or email to discuss a bespoke estimate.
    Our handling charges for sending funds by telegraphic transfer on completion (and occasionally on exchange of contracts if the deposit is also sent by telegraphic transfer) are £22 + VAT, per transfer.

    Leasehold

    Purchase price up to £400,000: £1,500.00 + VAT
    Purchase price up to £750,000: £1,900.00 + VAT
    Other Property Prices: Please call or email to discuss a bespoke estimate.
    Our handling charges for sending funds by telegraphic transfer on completion (and occasionally on exchange of contracts if the deposit is also sent by telegraphic transfer) are £22 + VAT, per transfer.

    Typical sale disbursements

    Land Registry copy title register, plan and lease £3 per document
    Landlord / managing agents’ fees for replies to standard form management enquiries £200 to £500 + VAT (if applicable) approximately

    Typical sale timescales and key states

    Timing of your conveyance will depend on a number of factors but, on average, a residential property sale takes between 8 and 12 weeks. If you are in a chain, the timing of your transaction is likely to need to coincide with the other parties in that chain.

    Key stages of the sale process are typically:

    • Receive your instructions, identification and other necessary details

    • Prepare and send sale documentation pack for buyer’s solicitor

    • Apply and supply assignment/management pack (leaseholds only)

    • Initial contact with lender (if redemption of mortgage is involved)

    • Respond to enquiries by buyer’s solicitor

    • Finalise contract for signature & confirm completion date

    • Exchange contracts

    • Complete sale, redeem mortgage(s) and transfer proceeds of sale as necessary

    Example of non-standard sale situations

  • Alterations without planning permission or building regulations approval
  • Alterations without landlord’s consent (leaseholds only)
  • Licence to assign (leaseholds only)
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    This list is not exhaustive. Should any of the above apply, please contact us direct.

     

    RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

    Remortgage

    Legal Fees

    Our fees start at £675 plus VAT and disbursements for a residential remortgage for a loan up to £400,000 rising thereafter in line with the loan amount and value of the property. Our estimates are based on the assumption that Unsworth Rose is a panel solicitor and able to act for your chosen mortgage lender. We are on the panel of the majority of the major High Street lenders.

    If Unsworth Rose has acted for you in connection with the purchase or a previous remortgage of the property you are seeking to remortgage now, please contact us direct for a bespoke fee quote.

    Freehold

    Purchase price up to £400,000: £675.00 + VAT
    Purchase price up to £750,000: £850.00 + VAT
    Other: Please call or email to discuss a bespoke estimate.
    Our handling charges for sending funds by telegraphic transfer on completion (and occasionally on exchange of contracts if the deposit is also sent by telegraphic transfer) are £22 + VAT, per transfer.

    Leasehold

    Purchase price up to £400,000: £700.00 + VAT
    Purchase price up to £750,000: £900.00 + VAT
    Other: Please call or email to discuss a bespoke estimate.
    Our handling charges for sending funds by telegraphic transfer on completion (and occasionally on exchange of contracts if the deposit is also sent by telegraphic transfer) are £22 + VAT, per transfer.

    Typical purchase disbursements

    Land Registry – copy title register, plan and lease (if applicable)

    £3 per document

    Land Registry fee (dependent upon loan amount)

    From £20 to £125

    *Local authority search (the fee varies per local authority) £200 + VAT (approximately)
    *Water and drainage search £50 + VAT (approximately)
    *Environmental search £50 + VAT (approximately)
    Chancel repair check £25 + VAT (approximately)
    * In most circumstances, mortgage lenders will rely on search indemnity insurance the cost of which is based upon the loan amount. We will check this for you as soon as you tell us who your chosen lender will be.
    Pre-completion searches:-
    Land Registry priority search
    Bankruptcy search

    £3
    £2 per name
    Landlord’s registration fee for notice of mortgage (leaseholds only).

    £100 + VAT where applicable

    These disbursements can vary widely and we will notify you of the charge as soon as possible during the course of your remortgage.

     

    Typical timescales and key stages

    The guide below applies in a typical remortgage where the lender is a bank/building society and not an individual. The typical remortgage transaction takes approximately 4 weeks to complete but in some instances can be completed quicker.

    • Obtaining title deeds and a redemption statement

    • Obtaining office copies of the client’s property title

    • Carry out title checks

    • In the case of leasehold properties, carry out a check of the lease and make enquiries to the landlord regarding the status of service charge and rent payments

    • Check mortgage offer

    • Prepare for completion

    • Obtain final redemption statement

    • Final searches and checks

    • Obtain mortgage advance and complete the remortgage

    • Register changes at the Land Registry

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