Contact us in: SWINDON 01793 427 780 | WANTAGE 01235 775 100
Contact us in:
SWINDON 01793 427 780
WANTAGE 01235 775 100
This suggests that conveyancing transactions are largely similar in terms of the work that needs to be carried out but in fact they vary significantly. What we do as a firm is different from many in that we provide an individual and specific quotation on a transaction and then stick to it. If the transaction then turns out to be more involved or complicated than expected we won’t charge any additional fee. Further if the transaction falls through for any reason we don’t charge anything for the legal work we have carried out up to that point (there might still be ‘disbursements’ payable though such as searches). It is worth far more to us in goodwill to act for clients in this way. In addition we are very careful, when providing a quote, that the ‘disbursements’ are really exactly that – fees that have to be paid to a third party such as stamp duty, Land Registry fee, searches etc. Many firms try to ‘pretend’ their legal fee is lower than it is by masking legal fees as disbursements such as identification checking costs or a fee to complete a stamp duty form. Something to watch for. This shouldn’t happen with an SRA regulated firm as it is prohibited.
Given we deal with a wide range of conveyancing work – from simple low value freehold sales to complex high value leasehold purchases – it is difficult to provide a narrow range of price information here so it is best to contact us for a specific fixed price, no obligation quotation given your specific transaction. As a guide though the legal costs on a sale tend to range from around £750+vat to £1,500+vat and on a purchase from around £800+vat to around £1,750+vat. On a re-mortgage the legal fee will tend to range from £400+vat to £600+vat. Given some firms pretend that legal fees are disbursements though, we recommend that you obtain multiple quotations for legal costs and compare the totals. You shouldn’t then go too far wrong on the total cost but do try to ensure that the firm you choose won’t increase their legal fee for any reason and won’t charge a legal fee at all if the transaction doesn’t proceed, so that it’s a like for like comparison. Nothing beats service of course so we hope at Angel Wilkins that you’ll find our legal costs competitive and our legal service second to none!
Our Swindon office is located at:
26 Wood Street
Call us on 01793 427 780
Fax us on 01793 427 781
Our Wantage office is located at:
The White Barn
Manor Farm, Manor Road
Call us on 01235 775 100
Fax us on 01235 775 101
We are a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which means that we meet the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure we give clients a professional and quality conveyancing service.
Neil Angel & Amanda Wilkins
Angel Wilkins LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
SRA number: 524327