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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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Customer Reviews & Comments

Residential Lawyers Ltd

The vendors seemed to think the process took too long but it didnt seem to to me. The electronic side of communication was excellent when there were no problems but a little difficult when I wanted to speak to someone. As cost goes, and this was my determing factor, it was excellent value for money and would recommend the company.. Client, GL50. Rating: rating: 5 stars October, 2012

Beaumont Legal

Overall a good service although seemed slow at times. Mortgage Broker, NE37. Rating: rating: 5 stars October, 2011

Mark Swatts Morse LLP

Great Solicitor company!, I aborted the transition for some personal reason without any problem. highly recommended!. Client, GU22. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2012

Mark Swatts Morse LLP

Helpful, good communication, and quick. Very happy overall!. Client, GU1. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2010

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

On the whole my experience was positive. It started a bit badly due to not knowing who would be managing my case, and having to speak to a different person everytime I contacted them (this was due to exceptional circumstances though). Once that was sorted, performance was good and we managed to complete on the expected date. There were some mix ups, but that is expected on a property purchase, and it did not jeperdise my deadline. Thank you for all your hard work.. Client, GU22. Rating: rating: 5 stars September, 2011

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Had the pleasure of dealing with Gillian Sandford at Chadwick Lawrance. No problems at all and everything was done in 5 weeks. Very impressed with her responsiveness ' all communication was done via email and always got a reply within 2hrs of sending a message and most of the time faster! Happily reccomend both Chadwick and Gillian!. Client, NE7. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2011