Our Costs for Freehold and Leasehold Sales

Please note that the costs information given is generic and more precise and personalised information will be provided in your Client Care Letter and as your matter progresses. Should you wish to discuss this in more detail then please contact Martin Gaffney or Moira Stanley at our Rothwell office or Hazel Cooper or Eric Hemsley at our Ilkley office.

Our fees* cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property.

Our Fees and Disbursements

Freehold Residential Sale

  • Legal fee  £525.00 plus VAT
  • Office Copy Entries  £6.00
  • Discharge of mortgage £35.00 plus VAT

Leasehold Residential Sale

  • Legal fee £575.00 plus VAT
  • Office Copy Entries £12.00
  • Discharge of mortgage £35.00 plus VAT

Stages of the Process

  • Drafting and negotiating the sale contract;
  • Answering any pre contract enquiries and providing appropriate documentation;
  • Negotiating a transfer document;
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase;
  • Transferring funds by telegraphic transfer to your mortgage lender to discharge any mortgage/s that may relate to the property.
  • In a leasehold transaction you deal with more third parties such as Management Companies, Service Charge Companies all of whom have their own timelines for dealing with enquiries

How long will my house sale take?
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6 to 8 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

* Our fee assumes that:
a. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
b. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
c. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
d. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
e. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.