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I'm buying a property. What legal fees can I expect to pay?.

What Are Solicitor's Fees For Buying A House?

There are many fees and charges that a solicitor may lay at your door during the property purchase process.

However, a good solicitor won't charge you for the following items:

* Their legal fee if your case does not complete.
* Redemption of your existing mortgage
* Professional indemnity insurance
* Dealing with your mortgage lender
* All postage and printing
* Completing Stamp Duty Land Tax Return

A typical breakdown of costs would then consist of

1 - Legal fee, for the solicitor's time and expertise.
2 - Telegraphic Transfer Fee (for sending money around electronically)
3 - VAT
4 - Land Registry Fee
5 - Local Authority Searches
6 - Bankruptcy Searches
7 - Priority Search
8 - Drainage Search Fee

Some solicitors may charge you other costs - but remember - the quotes on are all inclusive.

Every solicitor will have his/her own pricing and the sum will vary quite a lot, but keep in mind: a high cost doesn't automatically mean that you'll get your money's worth!

Searching for a conveyancing solicitor on line may also pose some more dangers. If you have used your search engine to look for conveyancers or conveyancing solicitors you surely have stumbled upon those flashy adverts offering conveyancing at prices as low as £99 (most of them, if not all, without VAT).

Keep your eyes open and read the fine print before accepting any deals. Those prices are in fact only for the sale/purchase conveyancing cost and do not represent the TOTAL.

AgentQuote provides you with transparent quotes. What you see is exactly what you pay! The pricing is fully disclosed so you simply just can't pass on this opportunity.

Even more! At you will not pay anything extra if your case doesn't complete, or for the redemption of your existing mortgage, the completing Stamp Duty Land Tax Return, all postage and printing , professional indemnity insurance or dealing with your mortgage lender.

We have the best value for money offer on the market as well as some of the best conveyancing solicitors from every corner of the UK! Packed with experience and professionalism they will handle your case in the most efficient manner you can get.

We also offer a help-line. If you have any questions you can simply call and ask our expert partners at the Property Law Group. They will certainly set some light over the entire conveyancing process.

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Author: Terry Davies

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Customer Reviews & Comments

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Many thanks for your help. Client, CB6. Rating: rating: 5 stars September, 2013

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors Limited

Great service. Constant and outstanding support, friendliness and patience. I was truly amazed how easy and completely painless and understandable was the whole process thanks to Katies help (in the newspapers pictured as a road through hell, especially for the first time buyers). I was buying in shared ownership scheme and my agent scared me, that only few conveyancers would know how to deal with it, and obviously according to him the best one was the one recommended by him. As I like finding things on my own, I found McKenzie Jones in Internet, their quote 500£ less than the quote of the conveyancer recommended by the agent. I couldnt believe and was searching for hidden fees etc. No hidden fees, quote obtained at the very beginning = the final payment. Once again, my personal experience was absolutely positive. . Client, E1. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2010

Beaumont Legal

Very helpful along the way and kept us updated throughout. Got through the exchange of contracts very quickly when requested. Highly recommended.. Client, SL5. Rating: rating: 5 stars May, 2011

Bolton Jones and Co

Both my client and myself have been very happy with the service provided. Mortgage Broker, NR32. Rating: rating: 5 stars October, 2011

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

very good service throughout the whole process, excellent. Client, LS5 3. Rating: rating: 5 stars May, 2012

Beaumont Legal

Although there were a number of problems related to our sale, we felt that the conveyancing team were fantastic throughout. Being kept updated at every stage was fantastic and they were very easy to get hold of. They looked after our best interests throughout and tried to get things pushed along as quickly as possible, despite the difficulties that occurred. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family in the future. . Client, SO45. Rating: rating: 5 stars May, 2014