Pricing for residential conveyancing

SA Law offer a fixed-fee or bespoke service for buying, selling or re-mortgaging and can help you choose the right option.

Our conveyancing service provides personalised conduct of your purchase, sale or re-mortgaging so it proceeds as quickly and cost-effectively as possible and without risk to yourself.

Bear in mind that we don’t operate in the same way as a bulk online or telephone-based conveyancer, or a high street solicitor. Instead, you benefit from expert attention to your matter which is enhanced by an in-depth understanding of the London and regional property markets. SA Law’s client-focused efficiency and level of expertise has enabled us to achieve the Conveyancing Quality Accreditation (CQS) from the Law Society.

The cost for buying, selling and re-mortgaging is broken down into two parts: the fee for our legal work, plus standard transaction disbursements, which are the additional fees and taxes that we pay to third parties who are involved in the transaction. For example, Stamp Duty Land Tax and the HM Land Registry fee. 

To explore our Conveyancing service in more depth, our Residential Conveyancing page can give you more insight into our personalised approach.

Our fees

Most home buyers and sellers are able to take advantage of our fixed-fee service, which removes uncertainty over costs. Our standard prices for residential conveyancing are as follows.

Sale and Purchase

Conveyancing of a Freehold property excluding VAT

Sale

Purchase

Up to £450,000

£800

£875

£450,001 to £600,000

£900

£975

£600,001 to £1m

£1075

£1150

£1m to £2m

£1675

£1750

Over £2m

Please contact us for a personalised quote

Please contact us for a personalised quote

Conveyancing of a Leasehold property excluding VAT

Sale

Purchase

Up to £450,000

£900

£975

£450,001 to £600,000

£975

£1150

£600,001 to £1m

£1150

£1300

£1m to £2m

£1350

£2000

Over £2m

Please contact us for a personalised quote

Please contact us for a personalised quote

Freehold Leasehold - What’s the difference?

If you are buying a Freehold property, you will own the property and the land it is built on. Most houses are sold on this basis. You are responsible for all costs attached to repairs and maintenance of the building and the land comprised within the freehold.

If you have a leasehold interest, you will not own the land or the building upon it outright. That interest will remain with a Landlord and you will have a lease of the property for a number of years. When acquiring a leasehold, it is beneficial to secure the highest unexpired term of years that is possible, but on occasion leases do require extending (please see below). When you buy a leasehold, you will pay a nominal ground rent to the Landlord. Additionally, contributions towards repair and maintenance of common parts, and the like, will arise (service charges).

If you already own a leasehold property and would like to extend the lease or buy the freehold as part of the transaction, SA Law’s lease extension team  will be able to advise you. 

Re-mortgage

Fees for a Re-Mortgage excluding VAT

Freehold

Leasehold

Up to £450,000

£500.00

£600.00

£450,001 to £1m

£750.00

£850.00

Over £1m

Please contact us for a personalised quote

Please contact us for a personalised quote

If your circumstances require us to provide a more bespoke service, (for example, if the transition has particularly complex aspects), one of our property experts can provide a tailored quote for the work. Simply call our St Albans office on 01727 798000, or our London office on 020 71835683

If you are using our standard service, please be aware that unforeseen circumstances may require us to undertake additional work, for which additional costs may arise. For example, unusual issues with the property you are buying or selling, or if other parties involved in the transaction are causing unnecessary delays. We always explain any additional costs in advance and will only proceed with your authorisation.

If moving home requires you to update a Will, we can also help with that too. Learn more about our Wills service. 

Disbursements

Disbursements are additional fees and taxes that we pay to third parties on your behalf. Below are indications of what you should budget for, for this part of the transactions.

Disbursement

Selling (excluding VAT)

Buying (excluding VAT)

Re Mortgage (excluding VAT)

All search fees required including bank transfer fee

Up to £350

See note *

Land Registry documents and bank transfer fee

£60

£60

* If you are re-mortgaging some lenders will accept an indemnity insurance policy which costs in the range of £50 and £75. This would avoid the expense of the searches indicated above. 

Stamp Duty Land Tax

In addition to the above, you will also need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax based on the value of your property. To understand how much you will need to pay, we recommend the HMRC Stamp Duty Calculator.