Our Fees

Please find below examples of our fees Please note however that if a property is a new-build, or leasehold, or there are any unusual features these may be varied and we are able to provide a full specific quote on request. In relation to disbursements, these are provided via third party providers, such as the Land Registry, and may therefore be subject to change. We will however advise of any changes.

Additional specific items of legal work may be required from time to time which are beyond the scope of a routine conveyancing transaction. Examples of additional work and the relevant additional legal fees can be found here. VAT will be payable on any fees that apply.

Please call us on 01535 610011 or contact us through the website, for a tailored quote based on your specific circumstances.

Throughout this site you can find out more about our conveyancing process, and the skills and experience of our lawyers. We always aim to deliver a first-class service, but in the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with the service you receive, you can also find our complaints procedure on the site.

Fees for the purchase of a freehold property up to a price of £500,000:

Gaines & Wilkinson Fee £725.00
VAT £145.00
Bank Transfer Fee £36.00
Disbursements - Local, Water and Drainage Search 270.00
Priority Search £3.00
Bankruptcy Search, per person £2.00
Land Registry Fee £20 - £270 dependent on property value
ID Fee Check £30

Fees for sale of a freehold property up to £500,000:

Gaines & Wilkinson Fee £600.00
VAT £120.00
Bank Transfer Fee £36.00
Land Registry title and plan £6.00
Land Registry title documents, each £3.00
ID Check Fee £24

In some instances, if you have been referred to us by a broker or agent, we may pay a referral fee to them for the introduction. If this should happen, we will disclose the amount of the fee to you at the outset and our average fee is approximately £50. 

Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable at the following rates:

£0 - £250,000 0% 3%
£250,000 - £925,000 5% 8%
£925,000 - £1,500,000 10% 13%
£1,500,000 upwards (no upper limit) 12% 15%

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable in ‘bands’, meaning that for high value properties different rates will apply to different parts of the purchase price. For example, the buyer of a main residence for £750,000 would pay a total of £25,000, split as follows:

  • £0 on the first £250,000
  • £25,000 (5%) on the next £500,000

Stamp Duty Land Tax for First-Time Buyers* is payable at the following rates:

£0 - £425,000 0%
£425,000 - £625,000 5%
£625,000 upwards (no upper limit) Standard SDLT rates (as per the above table)

* To benefit from this higher threshold, the buyer (or both buyers in a joint purchase) must not have owned a property before, and the buyer(s) must intend to use the property as their home.