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Fee Structure

Conveyancing Fees

In most transactions we are able to agree a fee at the outset of the transaction . Please feel free to contact us for a written costs quotation.

Here are details of our Standard Residential Conveyancing Fees :

FEES AS AT 1st October 2019 – VALE SOLICITORS

Sale and Purchase – FREEHOLD PROPERTY

Note: The sale/purchase of a leasehold property may incur additional charges – there will also be additional disbursements such as notice fees and/or management/service charge fees payable.
Fees are all quoted net of VAT which will be added at the current rate of 20%.

IMPORTANT : We DO NOT charge any extra fees for dealing with a Mortgage Lender nor for dealing with your Stamp Duty Return [see LTT below]

Property Value up to £400,000 – Our fee is £650.00

For transactions above £400,000 fees increase by £50 for each additional £50,0000

Re-mortgage fees £395.00 + VAT and disbursements
Freehold Reversion £350.00 + VAT and disbursements
Notice of Severance £100.00 + VAT and disbursements
Transfer of Equity £275.00 + VAT and disbursements

DISBURSEMENTS PURCHASE

Pre Contract Searches

Local Authority , Water & Environmental Searches £147.20 ( This may vary slightly depending on location of property ) These searches are recommended for all purchases and are mandatory if you are receiving a mortgage loan.

The following searches are discretionary and subject to mortgage lender requirements

Chancel Search £24.00
Coal Mining Search £42.00

Pre Completion searches

Land Registry Official Search of Register £3.00
Bankruptcy (LC search) £2.00 per name

Land Registry Registration Fees – based on property price.

Land Registry fees       On line    By post

0 – £80,000                   £20.00    £40.00
£80,001- £100,000       £40.00    £80.00
£100,001 – £200,000    £95.00    £190.00
£200,000 – £500,000    £135.00  £270.00
£500,000 – £1,000,000 £270.00  £540.00
£1,000,001 +                £455.00  £910.00

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Welsh Land Transaction Tax [LTT]
The Welsh Land Tax Calculator can be found here :

https://gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator

Stamp Duty Land Tax ( for properties in England ) can be found here
Stamp Duty Land GTax

DISBURSEMENTS SALE
OCE and Plan £6.00 (£3 each) per title
OC doc £3.00

ID Check £2.40 per name MANDATORY FOR ALL

Important Notes

The conveyancing prices above include all work required to buy/sell your property provided no unforeseen problems arise i.e. a deed of easement is not required, or the title is not defective and thus an application to the Land Registry is not required to rectify or create a title. If such problems arise during the transaction, then you will be advised beforehand of the likely additional costs.
If a Declaration of Trust is required to set out shares in the property you are buying with a co-purchaser(s)  then an additional fee will be payable for the preparation of the Trust Deed. You will be advised of the cost of these additional works beforehand.

Probate Fees

We undertake all aspects of probate work – from securing a grant to acting throughout the administration of an estate

For an estate where no Inheritance Tax is payable and where we are instructed to obtain a grant only our fees are fixed at £500 plus VAT plus Executors Oath Fees and Probate Court Fees.

If you instruct us to act in the administration of the estate also (i.e. bring in the assets and distribute them as appropriate) and/or a full Inheritance Tax Account is needed this fixed fee does not apply. In such circumstances our charges will be based on a Law Society approved basis and will be explained to you and agreed with you before we commence work for you.

The charges will be based on the size of the estate and, in addition an hourly rate of between £175 and £220 [plus VAT] depending on the level of experience of the fee earner undertaking the work.