Our prices cover all of the legal work and other administrative tasks required to complete your sale and/or purchase, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.
Our fees typically range from £695 to £1,100 depending upon a number of factors including the complexity of the transaction and the location of the property. We will always be pleased to give you a quotation which will be tailored to your specific requirements. We are not a “factory conveyancing firm” and if we are instructed, your transaction will be passed to one of our qualified staff, who has the relevant expertise to lead you through the process from start to finish.
Churchers have recently been awarded Bronze in the Southern category and are the winners of the Hampshire category at the 2018 The ESTAS Conveyancer of the Year Awards. The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards are unique in the industry as they are the only awards where the winners are selected purely on customer feedback.
Churchers are also CQS accredited. To gain this accreditation Churchers underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.
Sale or Purchase - Freehold Properties
Sale or Purchase - Leasehold Properties
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees or HMRC. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Third Party Costs - Leasehold Properties
*These prices vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. More often than not, these costs are compulsory as your lender will require compliance. We will account to you when the information is supplied to us.You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property and will most likely increase during your period of ownership. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information.
When might the price go up?
If we need to increase our fee because the matter has become protracted, we will always discuss this with you before undertaking further work. Prices are subject to our discretion and may increase depending on the factors of each individual transaction such as:
How long until I get the keys?
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6-8 weeks.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take between 4 -6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 5 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. Every transaction is different and you can only move as quickly as the slowest person in the chain.
Step by step
If you need any further information or a quotation, we are here to help you right the way through your transaction. Please contact a member of the Buying and Selling Your Home team on 01329 822 333.
‘A good balance of professionalism, efficiency and friendliness. Beverley’s negotiation skills during the last 48 hours, leading to completion date, saved us from losing our buyer and having to start all over again – a touch of magic! Excellent Service, very impressed’
T Gill - Cosham