What is the cost of conveyancing?

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Conveyancing fee is the amount you will be paying to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer (as the case may be) who will carry out the legal and administrative side of conveyancing on your behalf. Conveyancing fees include majorly two components: the fees charged by solicitor or licensed conveyancer and disbursements. However, the total amount will vary depending on a size of factors such as the different searches that may be required depending on the locality of your desired property.

You should expect the cost to come up to £850-£1500 which does not include disbursement and stamp duty. Legal fees for leasehold properties are more as compared to freehold as they usually involve additional costs. The main disbursements are as follows:

Anti money laundering check

You will incur costs for the anti-money launder legal checks which you will have to carry out.

Cost of searches

Additionally, you will incur cost for having to carry out some searches which your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will do for you.

Cost of title deed

You will need the title of deeds from the Land Registry once the conveyance is completed. If you are purchasing leasehold, the cost of procuring the title of deeds will be on the higher end.

Land Registry Fee

Further, you will have to pay the Land Registry a fee for transferring the ownership under your name.

Stamp duty cost

A stamp duty may also be chargeable on properties being bought and sold. They vary depending on the worth of the property.

Bank transfer fee

You will be making payments either to the seller or to your mortgage lender through banking channels. Therefore, you will be subject to pay a bank transfer fee to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for performing the transfer.    

When does Conveyancing fee have to be paid?

Conveyancing fees are usually paid towards the end of the transaction after completion. The stamp duty will need to be paid within fourteen (14) days of completion. If your sale does not go through, then depending on your agreement with you solicitor or licensed conveyancer, you will also need to pay the requisite charges. In order to find out how you can save by hiring a no sale no fee conveyancer, please see our article on this subject.

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