How much will we charge

Residential Conveyancing is charged on a fixed fee basis with no hidden charges.

Our standard costs range from £425 plus VAT to £1,400 plus VAT depending upon the property price and whether it is freehold or leasehold.

 

Our average fee’s are as follows:

Sale £640

Purchase £718

 

We are happy to give specific and itemised quotations upon request.

 

Disbursements

Depending upon whether you are selling or buying you will incur various disbursements. These are payments made to third parties and will always include an electronic identity check the cost of which is £5 plus VAT per client.

If you are selling a property you will incur the following disbursements:

  1. Land Registry office copies and filed plan £6

If you are purchasing a property you may incur the following disbursements:

  1. Search fee’s £161.60
  2. Land Registry priority search £3
  3. Bankruptcy search £2 per client
  4. Lender portal administration fee £12 (if applicable)
  5. Stamp duty if applicable will be payable upon completion. You can calculate the amount due for your transaction using the following calculator: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro
  6. We will be required to register your purchase with the land registry. They charge a fee based upon the value of the property and you can find full details on their website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
  7. Leasehold matters can include various disbursements individual to each property such as fee’s for information pack, deeds of covenant, compliance certificate and notice fee’s

 

Additional Charges

There may be additional charges if your matter is not straightforward. The most common additional costs (plus VAT) are as follows:

  1. Leasehold property supplement sale £125 purchase £175
  2. New build property supplement £200
  3. Help to buy equity scheme £100
  4. Help to Buy ISA involvement £50
  5. Lender separate representation £200
  6. Help to Buy mortgage redemption £100

 

What does the transaction involve

Each transaction will involve us advising you on various steps and preparing various documents.

This includes the preparing of a draft contract on a sale file and dealing with the redemption of any mortgages registered against your property. We will approve the draft transfer on your behalf and assist you with any enquiries raised by the purchaser’s solicitor.

On a purchase file we will investigate and report to you on the title to the property, any searches carried out and also any mortgage offer you have secured to finance your purchase.

Our title investigation will usually lead to enquiries being raised with the sellers and we will advise you on their replies.

In addition we will on your behalf settle any stamp duty liability and we will register your purchase with HM Land Registry following completion.

We will where possible meet with you to discuss and sign papers, but where this is not feasible we will report to you by post.

 

How long will my transaction take

There are several factors, which determine how long a transaction will take so we cannot give an accurate timescale but we would anticipate that an average transaction might take in the region of 10-12 weeks

 

Who will carry out my work

Carl Bailey

Carl is a Partner and head of our Conveyancing Department having joined Hamers in 2014. Carl as admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2008 and began working in residential property in 2005. Carl moved to Hull in 2006 and has focussed on the local property market ever since.

Carl deals with all aspects of residential sales and has significant experience dealing with new build plots.

 

Rebecca Sutton

Rebecca joined Hamers in 2012 and holds the position of Paralegal in our Conveyancing Department. Rebecca began her career in Leeds but moved to Hull in 2004 and has focussed on the local market since that time with 15 years experience. Rebecca routinely deals with all aspects of residential sales, purchases, transfers and re-mortgages.

Rebecca is currently undertaking her final exams to qualify as a Licensed Conveyancer.

 

Sophie Rogers

Sophie was admitted as a Fellow of Chartered Legal Executives in 2015 but has been a practising Conveyancer since 1999. Sophie has spent the vast majority of that time practising in the local area and joined Hamers in 2015.

Sophie deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing but has a particular focus on Holidays Homes

 

Gemma Prudent

Gemma was admitted as a Fellow of Chartered Legal Executives in 2015 and has been with Hamers since 2011. Gemma joined the conveyancing team in 2018.