Our experienced conveyancing lawyers advise clients across Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire on everything that they need to know when moving house.
That’s why with a few simple questions, our online conveyancing service will provide you with a cost estimate to your email address within minutes at any time of the day. Your quote will include all fees, charges, and disbursements so you can see exactly what you will pay before you instruct us.
Whether it’s your first step on the property ladder or you have moved many times before, the process of moving house can seem overwhelming. Our award-winning team are on hand to support you through, you may find your initial questions answered in our guides on Buying a Property or Selling a Property
Not sure what to expect? our online process works in 5 simple steps:
To obtain an instant online conveyancing quote for buying a property, simply complete and submit this form. You can also use this form to get a conveyancing quote for selling a property and your quote will be emailed directly to you.
A charge of £30.00 plus VAT will be made for each telegraphic transfer of funds.
A charge of £60.00 plus VAT will be made if you need a mortgage to complete your purchase.
A charge of £60.00 plus VAT will be made to prepare the SDLT Land Transaction form.
A further charge of £60.00 plus VAT will be made for each mortgage redeemed.
If the property you are purchasing is under the Help to Buy Scheme then there will be an additional supplement of £150.00 plus VAT which takes into account the extra work involved with dealing with the government agency.
If the property you are buying is Shared Ownership there will an additional fee of £150.00 plus VAT on top of the fee quoted for a Leasehold property.
The Land Registry fee quoted above is calculated on the basis that we will be able to submit the application for registration at HM Land Registry electronically. If your transaction is one where such an application is not currently allowed by HM Land Registry, the fee quoted will double. We will endeavour to let you know as soon as possible if the higher fee will be applicable.
This form is an indication of our charges on the basis of the details presently known to us, and on the assumption that the transaction will not prove to be substantially more complex or time consuming than expected. If the matter does not proceed to completion work done and payments made on your behalf to that date will remain chargeable.
The cost of the conveyancing searches may vary depending on the charges levied by local authority and water company in whose district your new property is based.
Please note that the total amount of VAT, government taxes and other expenses may change if the rates are altered after the date of this estimate.
As you are selling your property, you will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in respect of your property. We can organise an EPC on your behalf if you so wish at a competitive price. The cost of doing so will be in addition to the total set out above.
In addition to the above you may have to provide payments to other parties, e.g. your mortgage lender for valuation and administrative fees, or your surveyor for any survey prepared at your request. We recommend you check with them the amounts they would require for such services to be provided.
This quote is only valid for the name and email address entered above.
Validity on the prices quoted is for 30 days from the date of the email.
Additional charges or disbursements may be incurred where insurance is required.
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On average, straightforward transactions take approximately 8 weeks to complete.
You should be aware that complications can arise which may hold the process up, particularly if you are part of a chain.
When contracts are exchanged you will have a fixed moving date. You should not make any financial commitments until this point.
If anything is found to be structurally wrong with the property after exchange of contracts the seller is not liable and the buyer will have to pay for any necessary repairs. A survey should identify any structural issues before contracts are exchanged. A mortgage valuation report alone does not cover the condition of the property in detail and offers the buyer no legal protection. It is often possible, for an extra fee, to arrange for the lender’s valuer to carry out a survey at the same time.
When contracts are exchanged, a deposit is paid over to the seller’s solicitor and if you fail to complete the purchase on time, the seller can keep this deposit. If you are a first time buyer, the seller’s solicitor will often ask for at least 5% of the purchase price as a deposit, and if you cannot raise this, you should contact us immediately for advice.
Your solicitor needs confirmation from your lender that you will receive the funds you require to purchase the property.
There are often conditions in the written offer that need to be met before funds are released – such as work carried out on the property.
In addition, you need to be happy with the product you are being offered, and to be able to take advice on it. It is important that you can meet all of the conditions before exchange of contracts take place.
The fixtures and fittings form will show everything that is included in the sale price of the property.
If you are the seller you will be asked to complete a list, and if you are the buyer you will receive the completed list from the seller. Any disagreements should be addressed before the exchange of contracts.
The buyer is responsible for insuring the property after the exchange of contracts. This will happen automatically if your lender is arranging the insurance for you.
If not, the property should be insured for the estimated cost of rebuilding it, (including clearing the site). You will need to make provisional insurance arrangements before contracts are exchanged so that cover can be effected as soon as they are.
Your lender’s valuation or survey will often give you the figure you need to insure your property for. Developers will insure their properties until the completion date. So, if you are buying a new build property, you will only need to insure it from the day you buy it from them.
On a sale, when contracts have been exchanged, your conveyancer will prepare a completion statement (financial summary) which will set out all the figures due – including the estate agent’s fee and the amount required to pay off the mortgage – on the completion date.
On a purchase, your conveyancer will prepare a completion statement, which will include the net amount of any mortgage advance, and all other out of pocket expenses such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and the Land Registry fee. You will need to provide the balance required (if any) to complete the transaction, including the legal fees and expenses for the work we do for you and the lender.
Any payment must be received by your conveyancer at least 7 working days before the completion date if paid by cheque, or the day before if paid by bank transfer.
Completion is effected when the purchase monies for the property are paid over to the seller’s solicitor. At present, the banks only transfer money electronically on a working day so completion cannot take place on a weekend.
On completion the seller should hand the keys over to the estate agents. It frequently happens that this is not convenient and the seller will hand them directly to the buyer. It is important that you find out and agree the arrangements for the keys once contracts have been exchanged.
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