Explaining solicitors fees for selling a house

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Solicitors Fees For Selling A House - Explained

The fees that a solicitor will charge you for selling a house will fall in to TWO main categories:

The Legal Fee

The first category is the legal fee. The legal fee is the fee the solicitor will charge you for their professional services. They can quote you a fixed price for this, as they know with a reasonable degree of certainty how much work is involved in a typical conveyancing case.

legal fee for selling a house


The second category is the disbursements. Disbursements are where all of the other costs and charges will be buried. This will include some unavoidable charges, such as the Land Registry fee (which is fixed) and the cost of searches. However, some solicitors hide other charges here such as: completion of forms, photocopying fees and other such items. You need to watch out carefully for this.

disbursements for selling a house

VAT (Value Added Tax)

Some items on your quotation will not attract VAT - and therefore your TOTAL will contain a mixture of VAT, vatable charges, and non-vatable charges. This is why your total may look lower than expected.

Included Items

Be careful AgentQuote.co.uk quotations include the following items:

  • No-completion no-legal-fee

  • Redemption of your existing mortgage

  • Professional indemnity

  • Dealing with your mortgage lender

  • All postage and printing

  • Completion of your stamp duty land tax (SDLT) form

Many other conveyancing comparison websites don't include these items in your fee - and will either not show them on your quotation (and charge for them later) or will add them as extra chages on your quotation.

included items

Good News

The good news is this: The AgentQuote solicitors show you a totally transparent quote, with no unfair, hidden costs. The price you see is the price you pay.

Get quotes, and view the details to a full disclosure and breakdown of fees and charges.

Author: Terry Davies

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The entry point through the conveyancing search web site says there is no limit to contact with your solicitor this is contradicted after instruction by your tandcs. This was not a problem for me but you should state your restrictions up front. Telephone contact was sometimes a little frustrating, I guess by design to meet to low cost of your service. Again if it isnt an unreasonable way to conduct business say, "Telephone contact is available just when necessary." We would however recommend you. John Hayes. Client, HP7 0. Rating: rating: 5 stars September, 2012

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Chadwick Lawrence LLP

The transaction took longer than I anticipated (not sure why) but other than that I was very happy with the service recieved. All queries were dealt with in a timely fashion and the transaction was undertaken with a minimum of stress. The solicitor was approachable and highly professional.. Client, SG12. Rating: rating: 5 stars October, 2011