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

Ingrams Solicitors

We were very pleased with the service provided by Carl. He kept us up to date with our case and always answered our queries promptly. . Client, BH1. Rating: rating: 5 stars September, 2011

Mark Gilbert Morse

An excellent, helpful service ' our recent house move in London was overseen by MGM and they did an excellent job.. Client, N19 3. Rating: rating: 5 stars January, 2012

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

I can honestly say that Joseph is the best Solicitor I have ever dealt with. He answered all my e'mails queries thoroughly and extremely efficiently. On the rare occasions that I contacted him by phone, I never had to wait to speak to him, or be fobbed off with another person. If only all Solicitors were of this high calibre! . Client, SS11. Rating: rating: 5 stars August, 2010

Beaumont Legal

I found Deborah Booth to be very professional throughout the conveyancing process and she always responded to my emails within 24 hours. I was very happy with the service I received from Beaumont Legal and would use them again in the future.. Client, SS7. Rating: rating: 5 stars February, 2011

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very profesional and after finding out how web page and communication with solicitor works on the web and by leaving messages, my questions were always answered. Thanks. Client, E13. Rating: rating: 5 stars January, 2010

Beaumont Legal

Very good value for money.. Mortgage Broker, CR0. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2009