Freehold Residential Purchase Pricing


Freehold Residential Purchase Pricing

Whether you are a first-time buyer, moving home or buying a home as an investment we will guide you through each step of your transaction and tailor our service to suit your requirements, providing a high quality but value for money service.  We will keep you regularly advised so that you make informed decisions and will always be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding the transaction.

We are proud to hold the CQS accreditation issued by the Law Society which is only awarded to solicitors who can show that they maintain the highest standards of conveyancing and client care at all times.


We will usually work on a fixed fee basis so that you know what fees will be incurred.  If there is a new development during the transaction which will change the fee charged we will discuss with you and agree a way forward. Our fees will cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with your mortgagee’s legal requirements, registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty for properties in England.

Our fee is on the basis that:

  • This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise that could not have been seen at the outset
  • No unforeseen complications arise
  • No indemnity policies are required – additional disbursements will apply if this is the case.

Freehold Purchases:



Up to £250,000


£250,001 to £450,000


£450,001 to £750,000


£750,001 to £1,000,000


Over £1,000,000

Please contact us direct



These are any costs related to your matter which are payable to third parties, such as search fees.  We will handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf. The disbursements we anticipate are set out below. However, this list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may become due throughout the course of your purchase matter.  We will update you should this be the case.

Property Search fees

£400 approx (plus VAT)

Land Registry Search


Bankruptcy search fee - £2 per person

£8 (buyers and sellers)


H M LAND REGISTRY FEES (payable on all matters where registration at H M Land Registry is required

Scale 1 Fees

N.B. - When registering transfers of whole, this scale only applies when there is a consideration being paid

Property Value/Consideration

Postal Applications

Portal Applications (transfers (for value) or surrenders of whole)

Voluntary First Registration (reduced fee)

£0.00 - £80,000.00




£80,001.00 - £100,000.00




£100,001.00 - £200,000.00




£200,001.00 - £500,000.00




£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00




£1,000,001.00 upwards






Scale 2 Fees

N.B. - When registering transfers of whole, this scale only applies when there is no consideration being paid (fees are based on estimated property value)

Property Value/Consideration

Postal Applications

Portal Applications (transfers and charges of whole, transfers of charges and other applications of whole)

Portal Applications (transfers of part and all other Scale 2 applications not affecting the whole of a registered title)

£0.00 - £100,000.00




£100,001.00 - £200,000.00




£200,001.00 - £500,000.00




£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00




£1,000,001.00 upwards






This depends on the purchase price of your property and your personal circumstances.  You can calculate the amount you will need to pay using HMRC’s website at



We do not provide tax advice, which you should obtain from an accountant or tax specialist if required.

Our fees are fixed but there may be factors which could increase the cost.  Where this is likely we will inform you at the earliest possible opportunity.  The following factors could result in an increase to the fixed cost quoted:

  • If you discover building regulations or planning permission has not been obtained
  • If crucial documents requested from you have not been provided.
  • If a legal title is defective or if part of the property is unregistered
  • If the property is less than 10 years old or a new build
  • If you require a Declaration of Trust regarding ownership of the property
  • If the property is shared ownership
  • If you require an accelerated service



Timescales are difficult to predict as they are subject to change depending on when your offer is accepted and other factors.  However, the average process takes around 10-14 weeks but do bear in mind that it can be quicker depending on the parties in your chain.

Key Milestones

We will:

  • Take your instructions and provide initial advice based on the information you give.  We will provide you with a client care letter and associated documentation.
  • Check finances are in place to fund the purchase.
  • Investigate your source of funds.
  • Receive and advise on contract documentation.
  • Undertake the necessary searches.
  • Obtain further planning documentation if appropriate.
  • Make enquiries of the seller’s solicitors.
  • Advise on all documentation and information received.
  • Advise you of the conditions of your mortgage offer.
  • Finalise contracts and obtain your signature thereon.
  • Set a mutually convenient completion date, from which date you will legally own the property.
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this happened.
  • Ensure that all monies are received from you and/or your lender.
  • Complete your purchase.
  • Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty.
  • Complete and submit application for registration at the Land Registry.


Our Team

We have an experienced team who understand the stress involved in buying, selling or re-mortgaging your property.

Robert Taylor is a Solicitor, Partner of EMD and head of conveyancing.  He has over 40 years of experience in conveyancing, both residential and commercial and is competent in all areas of conveyancing. Contact Robert on 01424 420261.

Nicola Bradley is a Conveyancing Executive with 30 years of conveyancing experience, dealing with freehold and leasehold sales and purchases and more.  Contact Nicola on 01580 890600 or 01424 420261.

Mustafah Shekib has over 8 years of residential conveyancing experience, dealing with freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and more. Contact Mustafah on 01580 890600 or 01424 420261

All members of staff in the Conveyancing department are supervised by Robert Taylor.  Robert is a Partner of the firm and Head of the Conveyancing Department.


Additional Fees:


All clients will be required to pay an onboarding fee of £15.00 plus VAT where we are acting for a sole client and £25.00 plus VAT where acting for joint clients.


If your transaction requires us to send money to you by Telegraphic Transfer, you will be charged £36.00 plus VAT to do so.


It would not normally be necessary to undertake other work or incur other costs other than those described above.  However, we would be very happy to provide you with a more tailored quote for all stages of your particular case once we know about your specific circumstances.

Why choose us?

Free Initial Consultation


Out of Hours Appointments


Home Visits by Prior Arrangement


Funding Options Available

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