Solicitors in Essex

Pricing – Residential Property

Service Total cost Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Freehold Sale
Less than £300,000
£630 - £745
plus VAT
Fixed fee
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Freehold Sale
£300,001 - £600,000
£750 - £955
plus VAT
Fixed fee
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Freehold sale
£600,001 - £1,000,000
0.16% of property value Fixed fee
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Freehold sale
£1,000,001 +
0.18% of property value Fixed fee
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Freehold purchase
Less than £300,000
£650 - £795
plus VAT
Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Freehold Purchase
£300,001 - £600,000
£800 - £975
plus VAT
Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Freehold Purchase
£600,001 - £1,000,000
0.16% of property value Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Freehold Purchase
£1,000,001 +
0.18% of property value Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Sale
Less than £300,000
£695 - £820
plus VAT
Fixed fee
“OC1” form please refer to:
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Sale
£300,001 - £600,000
£825 - £975
plus VAT
Fixed fee
“OC1” form please refer to:
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Sale
£600,001 - £1,000,000
0.16% of property value Fixed fee
“OC1” form please refer to:
Find out more

Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Sale
£1,000,001 +
0.18% of property value Fixed fee
“OC1” form please refer to:
Find out more

Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)
VAT @ 20% 10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
Less than £300,000
£725 - £895
plus VAT
Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
£300,001 - £600,000
£900 - £1050
plus VAT
Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
£600,001 - £1,000,000
0.16% of property value Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
£1,000,001 +
0.18% of property value Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









10 – 16 weeks
Mortgage or re-mortgage £595
plus VAT
Fixed fee
Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
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Priority Search
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Bankruptcy Search
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Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty
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Bank Fee
(Per Transfer) –
£33 plus VAT (Palmers administration fee)
£7 plus VAT
(Bank Fee)



No VAT



20% VAT according to search enquiry

20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry



No VAT









Note:-

Please call us at your preferred office for details of our current first-time buyers discount.

Help To Buy Transactions – Will be subject to an additional charge not in excess of £100 plus VAT.  Please contact the fee earner who will advise.

For Leasehold Transactions there will be a fee payable to both the Landlord and the Management Company.  Your fee earner will advise during the transaction once they, in turn, have been advised.

Please note that our fees stated above are inclusive of mortgage redemption/new mortgage fees and the preparation of SDLT returns.

Descriptive Example

We will:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents (purchase)
  • Issue contract documents (sale)
  • Carry out searches  (purchase)
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer  (purchase)
  • Advise you on joint ownership  (purchase)
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer  (purchase)
  • Obtain pre-completion searches (purchase)
  • Agree moving date
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender (purchase)
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from you
  • Completion
  • Deal with completion formalities (leasehold transactions)
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax (purchase)
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry (purchase)