Purchasing a property (average costs)

Legal Fees - Freehold


Purchase Price under £400,000

Purchase Price £400,000 - £999,999

Purchase Price over £1 million



£1745- 2495

Please call or email us for a bespoke costs estimate



£349- 499




£2094- 2994



Legal Fees - Leasehold or newbuild


Purchase Price under £400,000

Purchase Price £400,000 - £999,999

Purchase Price over £1 million



£2950 - 3750

Please call or email us for a bespoke costs estimate



£590 - 750




£3540- 4500



Additional Service Fees:


Stamp Duty Land Tax Administration Fee

Electronic Funds  Transfer Administration Fee










Our additional fees

- Lender Reporting Administration Fees (if applicable):  £150.00 + VAT

- Expedited Completion Administration fee - £150.00 + VAT

- Management Company/Rent Charge involved - £250.00 + VAT

Average Additional Disbursements (payable to 3rd parties):

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax:

Guide prices can be found using the calculator here

  • Land Registration Fee:

Guide prices can be found here

  • Estimated Search Fees: Between £250 and £500 (dependent upon the location of the property being purchased)

These include Local Authority Searches, Environmental searches, Drainage & Water Searches, Land Registry and Land Charges Searches


Please be aware that there will be additional charges on a purchase of a leasehold property in respect of Service Charges and Ground Rent (if applicable), together with Landlords Registration Fees required under the terms of the Lease. As these vary according to individual properties, we cannot give an average range of costs. These would be notified as soon as they are known.


Our fees are based on a straightforward transaction without unforeseen complexities or issues.  If the matter becomes complex or unduly protracted, there will be additional fees, examples of which include (but are not limited to):

Where a transaction is required to be expedited;

Where your Lender instructs its own Solicitor;

Where there is a perceived defect in title

Contract Races

Where indemnity insurance is required

Where a statutory Declaration is required

Where a Declaration of Trust is required

Where there is more than one Title

Where a Title is unregistered

Where a gifted deposit is being made available

If referral fees are applicable, we may pay a fee of up to £100 + VAT but please note, this fee will not be payable by you.


Where the transaction proves to be abortive, costs are chargeable for work already carried out by us and this will be calculated by reference to the hourly charge out rate of the Lawyer acting for you, together with VAT thereon and together also with any disbursements which may have been incurred up to the time of the matter becoming abortive.  Details of hourly charge out rates are as set out in our Terms of Business.

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