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How Much Will It Cost?

Shacklocks LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  We have a dedicated property department to assist clients with their property needs.  Please contact us to obtain an individual bespoke quote for your property transaction. 

To give you an idea of how much it might cost to buy, sell or re-mortgage a residential property which is already registered at the Land Registry, we have prepared some illustrative quotes which you can access using the links on the left of this page.

Every transaction is different and we cannot account for every possibility; additional costs may be charged depending on the nature of your instruction to us.  We therefore encourage you to contact us for a personalised quote.

 What Is Included In The Price?

Our quotes include all of the work required to complete the purchase, sale or re-mortgage of your property, including all correspondence with the other party’s solicitor, preparing a report on title and search results (for purchases only), dealing with your lender, registration at the Land Registry, and submission of your payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property you are purchasing is in England or Wales. 

What Factors Affect the Price?

The example quotes are for a straight forward sale or purchase of a residential property which is already registered with the Land Registry.  Please note, there may be other charges or disbursements in addition to the above.  Some examples of circumstances where further charges or disbursements may apply include:


* The purchase of a new-build property

* The sale of a property by auction

* The property is not registered title

* The property is formed from multiple titles

* Title is defective or disputed

* There are unexpected rights of way or easements

* Additional documents are required from Land Registry

* A Deed of Grant of Easement or variation of rights is necessary

* Statutory declarations are necessary

* Planning Permission or Building Regulations approval is missing

* Indemnity insurance is required

* Chancel Liability Insurance

* A Deed of Covenant is necessary

* A Restriction on Title is in place or is required

* Notices of Assignment or Reassignment are required

* Dealing with a Management Company or Rent Charge

* Lease Extension or Variation

* Flying freeholds

* Shared Ownership transactions

* The property is or will be tenanted

* The property is part of an deceased’s estate

* A Trust is involved

* A Power of Attorney is necessary

* A Transfer of Equity or Transfer of Part

* There are second or subsequent mortgages loans or other land charges

* You are using a Help to Buy ISA

* There is an agricultural element to the property

* There are Overage Payments

* The parties on one side of the transaction have separate representation

Please contact us so that we can talk to you about your property transaction and provide you with a personalised quote.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

If you are purchasing a property, you can calculate the amount of Stamp Duty you will need to pay by using the HMRC online calculator.  You can access the calculator here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro

How Long Will It Take?

On average, it takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete a straight forward sale or purchase, but it can take longer.  The timescale will depend on a number of factors.  Generally many of the factors which affect the price will also affect the timescale (see the section on ‘What Factors Affect the Price’ above, but most commonly they will be:

* Where the parties are in a chain

* Where a lender is involved

* Delays by third party providers such as surveyors, lenders, or search providers

* The title to the property is not registered or title is defective

* There are unexpected rights of way or easements

* Missing Planning Permission or Building Regulations approval

To help us provide our services to you, we encourage you to:

* Advise us of any changes to your contact details

* Inform us of any critical dates or timescales that are important to you

* Ask us to explain any aspect of our advice we have provided to you that you did not fully understand

What is Involved?

The steps involved in a property sale or purchase will vary according to the circumstances.  We have set out below some key steps we will take:

* We will take your instructions and provide you with a personalised cost breakdown

* For purchases we will check finances and contact lenders (or their solicitor) where appropriate, make enquiries of the seller where necessary, and go through the conditions of your mortgage offer

* Advise on contract documents

* Carry out any necessary searches

* Arrange for you to sign the final contract

* Agree a completion date and exchange contracts

* Arrange for all monies needed for the completion to be received

* Complete the transaction

* Submit your payment of Stamp Duty where applicable

* Register the transaction with the Land Registry

 Who Do I Contact?

At Shacklocks LLP our conveyancing is conducted by qualified people, David Woodhead, who is a Chartered Legal Executive and Rebecca-May Fido who is a Solicitor.  They are supported by dedicated Trainee Licensed Conveyancers, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Secretaries.  Benjamin Stubbins, Partner and Solicitor has overall supervisory responsibility for our property department. 

Who do I Contact?

Rebecca-May Fido, Solicitor Rebecca-May Fido

Solicitor

Tel: 01623 626141
Email: rebeccamf@shacklocks.co.uk

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Ben Stubbins, Partner, Family Ben Stubbins

Partner, Family

Tel: 01773 822333
Email: bens@shacklocks.co.uk

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David Woodhead, Chartered Legal Executive (Conveyancing) David Woodhead

Chartered Legal Executive (Conveyancing)

Tel: 01773 822333
Email: davidw@shacklocks.co.uk

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