Conveyancing Service North & East London, Essex and Hertfordshire

The following fee information gives an indication of our fees for the sale of a freehold or leasehold residential property in in a simple uncomplicated transaction, including redeeming any mortgage secured against the property. 

Additional fees may apply for a number of reasons, for example, a Defect in Title that requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction.

TYPE OF FEECOST
Acting for you in the sale of your property depending on the sale price£1225 -£3000
Acting on Behalf of Your Mortgage Company (per lender)£100.00
Leasehold fee£175.00
Professional Indemnity£75.00
Transfer of funds per item£30 
ID Check per person *£15.90
File Archive Fee£25.00
VAT is payable on these fees

*inclusive of VAT

Disbursements

We handle the payment of the following disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process:

  • Land Registry Office Copy Entries, per title – £6.00
  • Management Pack (estimate) – £300.00 (plus VAT)

Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential freehold or leasehold  property vary according to the circumstances.  We will: 

  1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  2. Arrange for you to complete the protocol forms
  3. Obtain and investigate the title to the property and your right to sell the property
  4. Obtain a redemption statement from your mortgage lender
  5. Obtain replies to enquiries from any management company
  6. Prepare contract documents and send these to the buyer’s solicitor
  7. Respond to any necessary enquiries of the buyer’s solicitor
  8. Give you advice on all enquiries received
  9. Send final contract to you for signature
  10. Agree on completion date (date on which you sell the property)
  11. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  12. Calculate any apportionments to be collected
  13. Arrange for all monies required to be collected from the buyer’s solicitor
  14. Pay the estate agent, if any
  15. Redeem the mortgage, if any
  16. Account to you.

How long will my property sale take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks.

To discuss your specific conveyancing requirements, please contact us on 020 8367 3230 or reception@martinshepherd.co.uk or contact one of our conveyancers direct at  the Potters Bar, Finchley or Hertford office.