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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Customer Reviews & Comments

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Suzy Jarzyna was reliable, helpful and completed the job within the time frame quoted. It was always easy to get in touch with Suzy and she was very approachable.We did have a lot of delays caused by other parties involved in the sale but throughout, Suzy was reassuring but realistic about all that was going on.Many thanks, we would certainly recommend!. Client, BN42. Rating: rating: 5 stars May, 2011

Lawcomm Solicitors

Good communication and a quick turnaround.. Client, N1. Rating: rating: 5 stars April, 2010

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors Limited

The service was superb value for money Katie and co were very fast on most issues we had and very patient with us, the only problems occurred were due to the other side being awkward but Katie and the team were perfect and would definitely use again highly recommend many thanks. Client, SK16 4. Rating: rating: 5 stars August, 2012

Residential Lawyers Ltd

No issues at all, very professional. I found emails were answered quickly and efficiently. Sophia Ford was very helpful, all queries and questions were responded to in a friendly and professional manner.. Client, CB9. Rating: rating: 5 stars May, 2013

fwdlaw associates

The conveyancing team helping out with both the purchase and sale were all really friendly and professional. They answered all my questions, and were really good at keeping me informed of any development. It was a pleasure using them for this service. Thank you again to Bernice, Chelsea and Emma for all their help. Client, BR1. Rating: rating: 5 stars October, 2012

Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)

pain of a case! Thanks for your patients. Mortgage Broker, OX4. Rating: rating: 5 stars December, 2011