Sale of a house (freehold)

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your freehold residential property including dealing with repayment of any existing mortgage or charge secured against the registered title to the property at the Land Registry and usually settlement of any estate agent’s sales commission by prior agreement.

Legal Fees

These will usually range between £1,100.00 – £1,800.00 plus VAT and will be dependent on the type and value of property being sold. If the transaction involves a purchase/sale price in excess of £900,000, please contact us for a specific quote. Our professional charges are made on the basis of an experienced conveyancing solicitor carrying out the work required on your sale with an overall emphasis on providing a personal service. Our focus is on delivering quality rather than a conveyancing service.

Our fees assume that:


The price will also be determined by the following factors:


NB This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

Legal Fees

VAT is payable on our fees at a current rate of 20%.

HM Land Registry Fees

The following fees shall apply:


Referral Fees

We do not pay or receive any referral fees for any agents or third parties.

Payment on account

We will request a payment on account at the outset of the transaction, currently £500.00.


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

Example of a sale

For the sale of an existing freehold house (not a new build) with a sale price of £460,000.00 and no mortgage to redeem, our fees and disbursements would be as follows:

Service Cost VAT
Legal Fees £1,150.00 £230.00 £1,380.00
Land Registry official copy of the freehold register and plan fee £6.00 £6.00
Telegraphic Transfer fee to discharge existing mortgage £15.00 £3.00 £18.00
Anti Money Laundering Check fee (£9.00 plus VAT per name) £9.00 £1.80 £10.80
Disbursements Total £30.00 ✓‡ £4.80 £34.80
Final Total £1,180.00 ✓‡ £234.80 £1,414.80

‡ VAT is charged on those items specified above.

The above does not include any agreed sales commission payable to an Estate Agent which is usually calculated as a percentage of the sale price plus any VAT.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages:


How long will my Property sale take?

How long it will take from your acceptance of the buyer’s offer until you can complete your Property sale will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8 -16 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example. It can be quicker if your Buyer is not relying on a mortgage and/or the transaction is chain free.

Sale not proceeding

We may make a charge on a reduced basis depending on the amount of work carried out.

Please note that we will always provide you with individual costs information and a copy of our terms and conditions of business.