We provide a high-quality conveyancing service across the UK.

Buying or selling your home is one of the most stressful times of your life. It is often the biggest financial decision you will have to make. It is important to instruct a solicitor that you can trust to make sure that the transaction is completed efficiently and diligently. Our professional and experienced property solicitors and conveyancers will be able to guide you through the process, keeping you fully informed at every stage.

We are also fully accredited and a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (QCS) providing a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility for firms with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers. In addition, we serve on the panels on a number of mortgage lenders in the UK.

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the term for transferring property ownership from one party to another. This can be quite complex as there are a number of checks and searches that your solicitor will have to carry out in relation to the property and the land that it is on.

A basic overview of the process:
Parties agree terms and instruct solicitors
Pre-exchange stage
Exchange of contracts
Post-exchange / Pre-completion
Completion
Post-completion

Timescales

This can take anything from 4-12 weeks to complete (estimated timescales only).

However, please note that the process is dependent on other factors out of our control including and not limited to, local authority search times, outstanding mortgage offers, additional enquires, defective titles and whether or not the chain is ready to complete.

How We Can Help?

We will make sure that you are kept up to date throughout the whole process. We will also give you an upfront quote for the fees that you will have to pay, so there are no nasty surprises.

Our experience in the property sector enables us to anticipate and therefore avoid innumerable problems which may hold up buying or selling your home.

We will proactively progress your conveyancing transaction. We have an experienced, service-driven team who will ensure that your conveyancing transaction is dealt with expertly and quickly.

Our Residential Conveyancing Experts Can
Advise on a Range of Services Including:

Residential property Sales (freehold and leasehold)

Residential property Purchases (freehold & leasehold)

Leasehold extensions & collective purchase of freeholds

Shared Ownership

Re-mortgages

Commercial Property

Redemption of equity loans (Help to Buy loans)

Property disputes

Partial redemption/Staircasing of equity loans

Equity Release / Lifetime mortgages

New builds

Landlord services

Auctions

Repossessions

Transfer of ownership

Second charges/Secured borrowings

Fees for Residential Conveyancing

Price
Sale
Purchase
Up to £500,000.00
£595.00 plus VAT
£695.00 plus VAT
£500,000.00 to £750,000.00
£695.00 plus VAT
£850.00 plus VAT
£750,000.00 to £1m
£795.00 plus VAT
£950.00 plus VAT
£1m to £1.5m
£995.00 plus VAT
£1295.00 plus VAT
£1.5m to £2m
£1445.00 plus VAT
£1750.00 plus VAT
£2m +
From £1995.00 plus VAT
From £2495.00 plus VAT
Additional Fees

Disbursements

As part of the conveyancing process, fees are payable to third parties in relation to property searches, obtaining Land Registry documents, Land Registry application sees and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

The cost of each disbursement will differ from transaction-to-transaction, but please see the following links for further information:

http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/fees-calculator.html
https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/intro

*Please note that the above fees are intended as a guide only. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your specific transaction, needs and requirements, and provide you with a fully bespoke quotation. Our quotations comes with a full breakdown of all fees and disbursements for your specific case.

Our Fees Include

  • Extensive investigation of the legal Title to the property, to ensure that the Seller is legally entitled to sell the property; and to ensure that there are no onerous covenants or rights which will affect your use and enjoyment of the property; and to ensure that all necessary rights are in place to allow your use of the property for all normal residential purposes.
  • Undertaking appropriate searches, such as Local Authority Searches and Environmental Searches etc. Analysing the search reports on receipt to ensure that there are no onerous liabilities attached to the property.
  • Reviewing property information forms and supporting documents provided by the Seller or Seller’s solicitors.
  • Reporting to you on the Title, Contract, searches and replies to enquiries.
  • Negotiating and agreeing the Contract and Transfer Deed with the Seller’s solicitors.
  • Acting for your mortgage Lender and complying with their requirements, if applicable.
  • Dealing with enquiries and requisitions.
  • Exchanging Contracts and carrying out final pre-completion searches with the Land Registry to ensure that there have been no further amendments to the legal title, and to ensure that you have priority to register your ownership of the property.
  • Dealing with pre-completion searches and requisitions and arranging for execution of completion documents.
    Preparing completion statement to show all payments made and received and providing you with a balance required in order to complete your purchase.

If purchasing:

  • Filing Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Return online on your behalf and paying the SDLT due on the transaction.
  • Registering your ownership of the property at the Land Registry and ensuring that your ownership any other pertinent matters are correctly recorded.
  • Sending to you or your mortgage Lender the title deeds.
  • Forwarding to you a copy of the updated Registers of Title.

Our Fees Do Not Include

  • Advice on SDLT planning, IHT, CGT, or other tax issues.
  • Valuation or property agency advice.
  • Advice on the condition of the property or problems arising from survey.
  • Advice on environmental issues.
  • If the property is leasehold, variation or extension of the lease or any consent to the assignment of the lease or preparing/reviewing any deed of covenant.
  • Negotiating or re-negotiating heads of term or the deal generally.
  • Disputes arising on or after completion.
  • The suitability of your mortgage or any other financial arrangements. We will not review or advise upon any financial arrangements, financial documents or financial covenants.

Our Testimonials

Dear RF&C, I finally got the keys this lunchtime for the flat. My stuff is coming out of storage tomorrow. All systems go for my new life! You had a great and very major part in my happiness, I cannot thank you enough. So so grateful to you and your hard work. Obviously I am recommending you to everybody, they are absolutely riveted by the whole story! Deepest respects.

Sally Sullivan