Conveyancing

Our conveyancing team advise people in respect of the process of buying & selling property. We guide people through the different stages of buying and selling a property.

You may not be familiar with the process of purchasing a property and buying or selling a property can seem like a daunting task. 

Our expert conveyancing solicitors will guide you through each stage of the property purchase or property sale. They use their many years of combined conveyancing experience to share their tips on buying or selling a property in Hastings, Eastbourne and the surrounding areas.

Our conveyancing solicitors have achieved the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Standard (CQS) accreditation so you can be confident that you will be dealing with solicitors that understand the property market.

Our Conveyancing services for Hastings, Eastbourne and the surrounding areas:

From our offices in Hastings and Eastbourne we offer a comprehensive range of Conveyancing services.

  • Buying and Selling properties to include houses and flats
  • Re-mortgages
  • Buying and Selling developments or commercial land and developed units
  • Residential leases
  • Tenancy agreements

Fees

Sale and purchase fees are based on an escalating scale which depends upon the agreed sale or purchase price. This is so that first time buyers or parties at the bottom of the conveyancing ladder are not disadvantaged.

Our fees are as shown below and are per transaction. The fees quoted do not include VAT which will have to be added to the cost. 

Sale/Purchase price for freehold properties

Up to £200,000 – £725.00
£200,001 – £250,000 – £795.00
£250,000 – £300,000 – £845.00
£300,001 – £350,000 – £895.00
£350,001 – £400,000 – £945.00
£400,001 – £450,000 – £995.00
£450,001 – £500,000 – £1,045.00
£500,001 – £550,000 – £1,145.00
£550,001 – £600,000 – £1,195.00
£600,001 – £650,000 – £1,245.00
£650,001 – £700,000 – £1,295.00
£700,001 – £750,000 – £1,345.00
£750,001 – £800,000 – £1,395.00
£800,001 – £850,000 – £1,545.00
£850,001 – £900,000 – £1,795.00
£900,001 – £1,000,000 – £2,200.00

Please note that for leasehold transactions, there will be an additional fee of £95.00 (plus VAT) due to extra work involved

 

There is an additional fee of £300.00 (plus VAT) if the property you are purchasing is a new build.

For estimates on sale/purchase price above £1,000,000 please telephone for a quote

Bank Transfer fee – £35.00
Submitting SDLT form to HMRC – £50.00
Preparation of new lease – £900.00
Preparation of a straightforward lease extension – £550.00

Remortgage fees:
£350.00 for mortgages below £150,000
£395.00 for mortgages between £150,00 & £300,000

Transfer of equity- £450.00

 

All fees quoted are subject to the transaction being of a standard straightforward nature. If there should be any unexpected problems or complexities arising that incur additional work, we reserve the right to increase the fee.

Please note that we do not charge a fee for ‘acting for lender’ if your lender instructs us to also act on their behalf. You may see that the mortgage offer makes reference to an additional fee which some solicitors charge.

Disbursements on the sale of a property
Copy title documents from Land Registry (official copy entries) – £3.00 per document 
Copy planning documents (if we unable to download them from the council website – £10.00 but this may vary dependent on the Local Authority
Landlord fees for leasehold properties to include obtaining management information – the fee varies as the Landlord can decide the fee

Disbursements on the purchase of a property
Preliminary search bundle to include local, water & drainage, environmental and chancel where applicable, approximately £300 dependent on the location
Land Registry search £3.00 per title
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Landlord fees for leasehold properties-  The amount varies according to the lease and/or landlord
Land Registry fee for registering new owner – escalates dependent on property price but from £20£455 for electronic submission

Disbursements on a remortgage 
Searches may be required by the lender which would be as above
If searches are not required, then you will need to obtain an indemnity policy, the cost of which varies dependent on the indemnity and indemnity provider. We do not charge a fee for sourcing indemnity policies.
Land Registry search £3.00 per title
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Landlord fees for leasehold properties-  The amount varies according to the lease and/or landlord

Land Registry fee for registering new lender – escalates dependent on figure but from £20£125 for electronic submission

Please note that if you are purchasing an unregistered property we are unable to submit an electronic application to the Land Registry. We would be required to submit a paper application and the Land Registry fees double for paper applications. 

Butters David Grey LLP Head Office

Butters David Grey LLP Eastbourne Office