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

Disbursements

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

Excellent service. Gillian Sandford, who dealt with our sale and purchase, was very helpful and responded very quickly to all queries, whether by phone or email. On the one occasion when she was away, a colleague was able to respond and so no disruption was caused. Would most definitely use the service again.. Client, EX39. Rating: rating: 5 stars January, 2012

David Porter & Co

Sue and Kellie did the most terrific job conveyancing our property in London. They were always easy to get in touch with and responded to enquires immediately. We could not be happier with their service. Excellent!. Client, SE1. Rating: rating: 5 stars July, 2010

Beaumont Legal

It was Emma Newby who managed my conveyancing. I have nothing but praise for her helpful, professional manner. Would definately recommend and would use the firm if i move again. Thank you. Client, DN38. Rating: rating: 5 stars April, 2011

Grahame Stowe Bateson - Meanwood

Very efficient. Most of the time Scott was available or was soon in contact if not. Paperwork sent quickly and price was very competitive. Very happy, thank you.. Client, SO40. Rating: rating: 5 stars April, 2011

Harding Evans LLP

Clienst very pleased with the service. Mortgage Broker, PL6. Rating: rating: 5 stars December, 2011

Edward Hands And Lewis

Nice and efficient, process very smooth. Mortgage Broker, FY6. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2013