Capper & Jones Solicitors

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Tel: 01352 752020

01352 757428


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Old Bank Chambers

1 King Street




Purchase price

Our fees inc. VAT

Our fee for bank transfer inc. VAT

Up to and including £100,000



£100,001 to £175,000



£175,001 to £250,000



£250,001 to £325,000



£325,001 to £400,000



£400,001 to £475,000



Over and including £475,001

0.30% of price (Plus VAT)



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

The following comprise the usual disbursements:

Search fees – between £250.00 and £450.00.  Search fees vary from area to area and specialist searches are required for properties in certain areas (eg. Mining searches).  Your mortgage lender may also require additional searches to be undertaken.  Within search fees we include pre-exchange conveyancing searches, online anti-money laundering/ID checks, and pre-completion searches.

Stamp Duty Land Tax /Land Transaction Tax – online calculation for properties in England click here and for properties in Wales click here

Land Registry fee – current fees are available online click here

Notice and compliance fees on leasehold purchases – these can only be ascertained during the transaction but typically can range between £240.00 to £480.00 inc. VAT

Additional fees

The fees quoted above are for straightforward freehold purchases.  If the matter becomes complex then there will be an additional fee, examples of which include (but are not limited to):

  • Where your mortgage lender instructs its own solicitor
  • Where your lease purchase includes the purchase of a share of the freehold
  • Where a lease extension is involved
  • Where freeholder consent for any reason may be required
  • Where there is a perceived defect in title
  • If leasehold, that it is the transfer of an existing lease and not the grant of a new lease
  • Where a transaction is required to be expedited (eg. auction purchase)
  • Contract races
  • Lock out/exclusivity agreements

Standard additional fees:

Leasehold properties £100 plus VAT

Purchases with Help to Buy Scheme £150 plus VAT

Purchases of new build properties £125 plus VAT

Purchases with Help to Buy ISA’s £50 plus VAT per ISA

Obviously all cases are different and we will try our best to inform you as soon as we become aware of any feature that might have an impact on the quoted fee.

What’s included in our standard fees?

All transactions are different but listed below are the “usual” stages of a conveyancing transaction.  

  • Taking your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Checking your ID, carrying out anti-money laundering checks, and checking source of funds
  • Request, receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through the conditions of the mortgage offer and report to you
  • Send a title report to you with the contract for signature
  • Draft the transfer document for approval
  • Agree the completion date (date from which you own the property) with the sellers’ solicitor
  • Carrying out pre-completion searches and final checks
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
Sale Costs

Below is an indication of our costs but for a tailored and more accurate estimate, we would strongly recommend that you request an estimate of costs from us by telephoning our office, emailing us or completing our request form by clicking here.  We can then take into account all matters and provide any discounts (eg. if your both buying and selling a property etc).

Purchase Costs