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Your Conveyancing Quote Explained

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How To Break Down Your Quote

A conveyancing quote can be complex , and come with a range of costs and variables within the quotes. This guide aims to provide you an description of these charges as well as the purpose for which they are and why they are essential.

Conveyancing fees are split into two components which are disbursements and legal fees. Legal fees are the amount the solicitor is charged for his time. The fees are fixed and related to the transaction and are paid by the solicitor to complete the task.

Legal Fees

Legal costs are the most significant difference in quotes since they take into consideration the particular situation of the transaction and what you intend to accomplish. Curzon Green Curzon Green use a sliding scale based on the purchase or sale cost as this is the most efficient way to provide an accurate estimate for the job required.


Disbursement refers to the expenses that the solicitor incurs on behalf of you. The disbursements will be identical regardless of the choice of solicitor since they usually are fixed-fee. The amount of money you pay will depend on whether you’re selling or purchasing.

The payments resulting from the sale are in the following order:

Land Registry Office Copies: (£6 – £12)

These documents are issued by the sellers to the buyers in order to verify they are indeed the legitimate proprietor of the home that you are trying to sell.

Telegraphic Transfer Cost: (£20 + Vat)

This cost is required for a same-day transfer, which is a requirement of the sale, if you are a homeowner.

The cash outs that are associated with a purchase are in the following order:

Bankruptcy Search: (£2 per name)

In most cases, as a condition of the mortgage agreement the lender will ask for this information to determine if you’ve been declared bankruptcy.

Local Authority Searches (Standard Pack (Standard Pack) Drainage, Environmental and Local Authority): (£250)
They are typically carried out as part of a regular conveyance. These searches are designed to reveal any significant details about the property as well as the area surrounding it. The drainage search makes sure your property’s connection to both fresh and foul sewers. The environmental search will reveal the possibility of contamination near to the property. The local search reveals whether there are any permits for building work on the property, or whether there are local plans by the council that could impact you enjoyment from the house.

Local Searches (£40 to £250)

These searches are specific to a specific location and, depending on the location the property you are buying is located, they could not be required to be conducted. These searches are particularly important when there is any mining activity in the vicinity. The most popular kinds of them are salt, coal, brine limestone, Tin mining searches. It is possible to search on the website for more details about these searches.

Chancel Repair Liability Search: (£20)

Chancel Liability is an legal requirement for some homeowners within England as well Wales to cover certain repairs to the church’s local parish. It is crucial to confirm whether you are required to pay for any church-related maintenance projects because it can be very costly.

Fees for Land Registration

It is a fixed price that is based on the cost of purchasing the property. There are two fees tables according to the interest recorded at the Land Registry. They are described below.

Titles to land Registry cost for the acquisition of a title in entirety:

£0-80,000 £20
£80,001-100,000 £40
£100,001-200,000 £95
£200,001-500,000 £135
£500,001-1,000,000 £270
£1,000,000 + £455

Fees for Land Registry for the purchase of a title that is larger:

£0-80,000 £40
£80,001-100,000 £80
£100,001-200,000 £190
£200,001-500,000 £270
£500,001-1,000,000 £540
£1,000,000 + £910

The reason why the charges on the table in second row are slightly more is because it is the Land Registry is required to modify the title of the current one and make a new title number from the plot that is already in place.

Stamp Duty

It is a tax calculated based on the cost of purchase of the property being questioned. The tax is paid at HM Revenue & Customs. The HMRC website has additional relevant information on this subject.

Other Disbursements

It’s never easy to anticipate every disbursement that might arise during the process of conveyancing. It is nevertheless wise to keep track of costs like Indemnity Insurance and the potential cost to replace certificates for construction work that is being done on the property. Your solicitor will inform you if any additional charges arise.

Things to think about when preparing the quotes you receive for conveyancing

The purchase and sale of houses can be a costly project and the majority of buyers always seek the lowest estimate. It is essential to remember the above numbers when looking over the quotes. Those that fall outside the scope of this guide must be considered with care. Certain firms might only provide legal fees, and even though they may appear to be less expensive, the expenses may not have been explained to you or considered.

It is recommended to obtain a variety of estimates from a variety of firms, and to go with the personal recommendation of a friend rather than to rely on the estate Agents suggested solicitor without further research.