Conveyancing – Pricing Information

At Harris and Harris we will always provide you with a written costs estimate at the outset of any transaction.  That estimate is based upon the time we expect to spend on the transaction and we try very hard to work within the cost estimate supplied.

Your transaction will be handled by one of our qualified specialist residential conveyancing solicitors and you will be dealing directly with one of the following:

Please do feel free to telephone or email any of us and we will be delighted to discuss your transaction in the context of your specific circumstances to provide you with a no obligation detailed written costs estimate.

For illustration purposes, below is an indication of the likely costs for typical residential conveyancing transactions conducted by Harris and Harris.

For the sale or purchase of residential property, our costs estimate is usually based on the sale price of the property, as follows:

  • For a property priced up to and between £200,000 and £350,000.00 our costs will range from £950.00 to £1,050.00 plus VAT
  • For a property priced between £350,001 and £650,000 our costs will range from £1,170.00 to £1,300.00 plus VAT
  • For a property priced between £650,001 and £1,000,000.00 our costs will range from £1,500.00 to £1,900.00 plus VAT

If the property you are selling or buying is worth more than £1,000,000 please do contact us and we can give you a bespoke estimate of costs tailored to your specific circumstances.

If the property is Leasehold we usually estimate that an additional fee of £200 plus VAT will need to be added to the costs set out above.

If you are looking to mortgage or re-mortgage your property our costs will range from £500 to £700 plus VAT depending on the requirements of your mortgage lender and whether a Transfer of Equity is involved. Please do contact us so that we can discuss this with you.

The above charges are based on our estimate of the amount of time likely to be taken in dealing with a residential conveyancing transaction and assume that there are no unusual or complicating factors. The following are examples of factors which might increase the costs or amend the estimate we provide:

  • if there is a defective title
  • if we are dealing with a transfer of part
  • if deeds and documents are missing
  • if you are buying a new build property
  • if there is a help to buy equity mortgage

The costs estimate we provide is based on our hourly charging rates. Kathryn Lander’s hourly charging rate is £225 per hour, Stephen Nicholls, Shobee Chant, Ben Monksummers, and Jacqueline Bird’s hourly charging rates are £215 per hour.

Kathryn Lander, who is the head of the Residential Conveyancing Department, has been with Harris & Harris for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in residential property work.

In our Wells office, Kathryn, Stephen and Shobee work with a team of high-quality support staff, most of whom have been with the firm for many years, and each of us has a dedicated secretary. We also have a specialist completions clerk.

In our Frome office, Ben Monksummers and Jacqueline Bird are also supported by a dedicated secretary and completions clerk.

You can be confident that we will be available to deal with your queries and keep you informed of progress in the transaction. Our aim is to provide a first-class personal service at a reasonable price.

If you have any queries please do talk with us.