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Conveyancing

Pooleys offers you the very best conveyancing service. Our team cumulatively have over 100 years experience in all aspect of residential and commercial Conveyancing.

Pooleys Solicitors is accredited as a member of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

We realise that the sale or purchase of a property can be stressful and we aim to progress your transaction as quickly and as smoothly as possible and pride ourselves on our efficient and friendly service.



Freehold Property Conveyancing

Purchase of a Freehold Residential Property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

Conveyancing Fees & Disbursements (based on purchase price of up to £250,000)

Subtotal (exclusive of land registration fee, stamp duty land tax and VAT): £1028

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

This depends on the purchase price of the property and your own personal circumstances and you can calculate the amount that you need by using the HMRC Stamp Duty Land Tax by clicking Stamp Duty if in England or if the property is located in Wales Land Tax.

The land registration fee will depend upon the nature of the application including whether the title to the property is already registered at the Land Registry. You can access the fee calculator by clicking Land Registry.

How long will my house purchase take?

The purchase process typically takes between 8-12 weeks and this depends upon whether your finance, in particular, mortgage funding, is put in place and the number of transactions involved in any chain of conveyancing. Typically freehold properties are quicker to deal with than leasehold properties.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. These typically include:



Selling a Freehold Property

On the sale of a Freehold Property for a price of up to £250,000 we would expect our fee to be £850 plus VAT £170.

Further Land Registry fees are likely to be incurred and typically these would be £9.

If there is a mortgage to repay our fee would be £30 plus £6 VAT for each mortgage repaid.



Leasehold Property Conveyancing

Purchase of a leasehold residential property

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property is in Wales.

Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements (based on purchase price of up to £250,000)

Subtotal (exclusive of land registration fee, VAT and stamp duty land tax): £1128.40.

*The search fees cover local authority searches and drainage searches only. We recommend that you conduct all available searches on your property purchase to cover additional risks. Additional searches will incur further costs.

Anticipated Disbursements

Fees for Notice of Transfer, Notice of Mortgage, provision of a Deed of Covenant or a Certificate of Compliance are frequent expenses incurred by a buyer. These fees will vary from one property to another and we will only be able to provide you with the exact fees once this information is provided to us by the seller’s conveyancer. As a general guide, the total of these fees are likely to range from as little as £1 to as much as £500 in one transaction.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

This depends on the purchase price of the property and your own personal circumstances and you can calculate the amount that you need by using the HMRC Stamp Duty Land Tax by clicking Stamp Duty if in England or if the property is located in Wales Land Tax.

The land registration fee will depend upon the nature of the application including whether the title to the property is already registered at the Land Registry. You can access the fee calculator by clicking Land Registry.

Stages in the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

How long will my house purchase take?

The purchase should take 8-12 weeks.

With the sale of a leasehold property, there are likely to be additional expenses involved in assisting you purchase information and documents from your Freeholder or Management Company’s agents. These costs vary significantly and we would have to contact the individual agents involved to obtain exact prices. Typically these prices can range between £50 and £500 per transaction.



Selling a Leasehold Property

For the sale of a Leasehold Property the price of £250,000 our charges would be £950 plus VAT of £190.

If there is a mortgage to repay the fee we charge would be £30 plus £6 VAT for each mortgage repaid.

There would be Land Registry fees involved which are likely to cost £15.



Wills and Probate

This department not only prepares wills but also the now important Powers of Attorney with the emphasis on ensuring that our clients understand all the options before committing to them.

We only charge a fixed fee where given or our hourly rate for work actually carried out. Our charging rate is £195 plus £39 VAT per hour. In addition, we would charge any disbursements actually incurred on your behalf including the probate application fee, advertisement fees or search fees, some of which are referred to below.

Our fee for a typical application for a Grant of Probate would be £650 plus VAT of £130 in the total of £780 on the following basis:

Typical disbursements would include:

As part of our fixed fee we would:

Typically where a full account does not have to be filed with the Revenue the work will take between 2-4 months. Where a full account has to be filed with the Revenue it will typically take between 3-6 months. The length of time will depend upon the complexity of the detail involved and the speed of response from third parties (such as Banks).

To instruct us to deal with the administration of the estate on your behalf, collect in and distribute the assets of the estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with your instructions the cost would depend upon the work involved but typically the fee would be in the order of £4,000 plus VAT of £800 (£4,800 including VAT).