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Our promise for complete transparency on all our fees

We offer

  • Quick and no obligation quoting service.
  • Full transparency - all items quoted are explained and you will always know exactly how much you will be required to pay for our service.
  • We guarantee no nasty surprises – you only pay what we quote unless there are major changes in the transaction which we were not aware of at the time of giving the quote.

Our fees

There are two elements that make up our fees:
  • Our fee for doing the work.
  • The money which we have to pay others for the service they provide in connection with your transaction.

Fixed fee

The base fee you pay us for the legal work we do is fixed with prices starting from as low as £330 plus VAT, depending on the value of the property. To find out exactly what your sale or purchase will cost, please contact us for a free conveyancing quote.

This fixed fee also includes:
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax Registration
  • Post photocopying and phone calls
This fee does not include the following administration fees payable to us which we list below, though these will be included in your quote:
  • All Transactions - £10.80 (inclusive of VAT) online ID check against national registers to confirm your identification and proof of current address.
  • Purchase transactions only - We charge a fee for the ordering, delivery, reviewing and reporting on the searches which we purchase on your behalf. This fee varies. This fee will be £150.50 inclusive of VAT unless you were introduced to us by a lead generated through Pin local in which event the fee we retain is £105.50 inclusive of VAT.
    Please note that the search pack is purchased from Conveyancing Data Services (our preferred search provider).
  • All transactions £27.60 (inclusive of VAT) fee for handling and facilitating the transfer of funds on completion. This will be included in the fee which we quote for TT fees.

Other fees which may be payable

There is an extra charge to add if you are buying with a mortgage because we will be required to act for your lender as well as you, and to undertake work in reporting to your lender and overseeing the registration of your lender's mortgage at the Land Registry

We will tell you how much the extra charge is when we receive the mortgage offer because the offer letter will specify how much the fee will be. It is usually around £50 (excluding VAT). We will not charge you any more than your lender specifies and will cap the fee at £50 (excluding VAT) even if the fee shown in the offer letter is more.

If you are buying or selling a house involving unregistered land (land not yet registered at the Land Registry) and/or a lease there will be an extra fee of £150 (excluding VAT) because these transactions involve additional work. If we know when you request a quote this extra work is involved the additional charge will be included in your quote. If we find out subsequently after the quote is issued, we will tell you straight away.

Other third party costs

In addition to the fee you pay us, you will need to pay for the following services. These costs are always part of buying or selling a home, no matter which property lawyer you choose. Our commitment is to tell you up front how much these third-party costs will be – everything is included in your conveyancing quote, and with our Price Transparency Promise, there are no hidden charges and no surprises.

Third Party Costs (disbursements) on a Purchase

Land Registry Charge

This is a fee payable to the Land Registry for the registration of the change of ownership of the property. A sliding scale of fees applies and is dependent on the property value. You can see how much these will be by requesting a quote.

Local Authority search, Environmental search, Water and Drainage search

  • A search is undertaken with the Local Authority to see if there are any plans which might affect the property you are buying.
  • A separate Water Authority and Drainage search shows details about the mains water supply, the removal of sewage and surface water, which authority provides the water and what the charges will be.
  • A separate Environmental search surveys past uses of the land and identifies the risk of contaminated land and/or flooding.
We purchase searches from Conveyancing Data Services. The total cost of these searches (that is the sum we pay for the searches to be supplied to us) will be £99.50 including VAT.

Sometimes we are required to advise that additional searches, such as a mining search, will be required. If this happens we will report to you and will advise you of the additional cost.

Bankruptcy search (purchase and mortgage transactions only)

Mortgage lenders require us to carry out this search to find out whether the potential borrower has been made bankrupt - £2 per person.

Priority search

A priority search ensures that no charges can land on a property for 40 days after completion - £3

TT Fees

Upon completing the purchase, we will need to send your money to the seller and we do this through the bank. Our charge for this is £36 (inclusive of VAT) and this includes our administration fee of £27.60 (inclusive of VAT) for overseeing the transaction and making sure everything proceeds according to plan.

Third Party Costs (disbursements) on a Sale

Official copy of Land Register

This is a copy of the information/plan held by the Land Registry to show the recorded details of the property.
This will be between £6 and £21 depending on what we need to be able to satisfy the request of your buyer's solicitors.

Official copy of lease (only relevant in a leasehold sale)

request a quote This is the copy of the lease, which details the term of the lease, the amount of rent payable and all other obligations affecting the property - £12. It may be necessary to order other documents referred to in the register held at the Land Registry – if this is necessary we will notify you of this and of the extra cost.

TT Fees

Upon completing the sale and if there is a mortgage we will need to send your money to your lender to clear the mortgage debt. We do this through the Bank. Our charge for is £36 (inclusive of VAT) and this includes this includes our administration fee of £27.60 (inclusive of VAT) for overseeing the transaction and making sure everything proceeds according to plan.

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Phone: 01603 877066 or 01603 877067
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*MJP Conveyancing LTD is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA No. 590889

MJP Conveyancing Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Registered No: 8026741 VAT Number: 157917571. A full list of the directors is available upon request. We use the word 'Partner' to refer to a Director of the Limited Company, or any employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualification. Equality and Diversity Policy Equality and Diversity Policy Statement for Clients * - In calculating this we measure the average time it takes to reach the stage of exchange ( not the date you actually move in which is known as the completion date) from the date we receive the contract from the sellers solicitors or from when we send the contract to the buyers solicitors. This period can be longer when delays arise which are not within our control. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve this average turnaround time in all transactions. This turnaround time does not apply to leasehold and leasehold and new build transactions.