Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale and or purchase of your new home, 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 is in Wales. A typical freehold property will likely take between 6-12 weeks to complete, however this will depend entirely on the complexity of your matter and co-operation of third parties.
|£0 - £50,000||£295* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£50,001 - £100,000||£325* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£100,001 - £200,000||£375* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£200,001 - £300,000||£425* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£300,001 - £500,000||£595* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£500,001 - £600,000||£750* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£600,001 - £750,000||£1,000* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
|£750,001 - £1,000,000||£2,000* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee|
*Costs are EX of VAT
|£0 - £50,000||£325* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£50,001 - £100,000||£375* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£100,001 - £200,000||£425* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£200,001 - £300,000||£475* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£300,001 - £500,000||£625* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£500,001 - £600,000||£1,200* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£600,001 - £750,000||£1,500* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
|£750,001 - £1,000,000||£2,500* + £39 Telegraphic Transfer Fee and £25 Admin Fee for SDLT|
Our professional charges are based on the following presumptions:
This all depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro
If the property you are purchasing is in Wales, you can use the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website here: https://beta.gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator
Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees, ID checks, search fees, bankruptcy searches and Stamp Duty. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Third party disbursements are fees that are not governed by us and will be included in your quotation.
The professional charges listed will vary from property to property and can on occasion be more than the ranges given above. Some transactions may require more legal work than that which was originally anticipated and included in your estimated quotation. Such additional work and charges will be discussed with you if anything unforeseen arises during the transaction. Additional fees may stem from work required in respect of Help-to-Buy ISA’s, Deed of Covenant, Statutory Declaration, Transfers of Equity, New Build Fee and Gifts contributed to the purchase price or any issues which fall outside the list of presumptions, above. In rare cases unexpected developments may make the transaction more complicated than expected and this may entail additional fees.
Additional fees may also arise from third party referrers, who’s terms you will have agreed to separately.
The professional charges listed in the table above assumes a single conventional residential freehold transaction. If the property subsequently transpires to be leasehold, we will charge a supplement of £125 plus VAT to cover the extra legal work involved.
To ensure we can provide you with the most accurate quote, you can complete an instant conveyancing quote online here.
To understand the conveyancing process in more detail, our handy guide breaks down the transaction in to six, easy to follow steps. Download our printable PDF guide here.
We understand that many people put off the often difficult task of future planning. At Freers Askew Bunting we are committed to ensuring all our clients make the necessary arrangements to ensure their assets and belongings pass to their loved ones. It is inevitable that no two estates will be the same, however the administration of most estates usually takes between 6 to 12 months to complete.
We offer a fixed fee for a Grant Only probate matter if you wish to conduct the administration of the estate yourself, provided that certain criteria are met. The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstance of the matter. We estimate that the professional charges will be £450 plus VAT and disbursements*. Probate can be granted within 3 months; however, a third party government body deals with this application so time frames are at their discretion.
Further to the above, you may prefer to instruct us to administer the full estate on your behalf which will include obtaining Grant of Representation, locating all assets and liabilities and distributing to beneficiaries. We anticipate that a straightforward estate administration that is not contested, where all of the assets are in the UK and there is a valid will, will likely take between 6-12 months to complete and will be chargeable at an hourly rate (see below). Professional charges will be determined entirely by the amount of time spent dealing with your matter and will be discussed with you in an initial appointment.
Our hourly rate fees range from £111 - £220 per hour, depending on the seniority and experience of the solicitor or legal executive looking after your case. You can find details of our team’s experience and qualifications in our Our Team section.
Our charges are likely to be in the region of £1,000 - £3,000. A simple estate, e.g. a freehold property with a few bank accounts and one beneficiary will be approximately £1,000-£1,500. If the estate is more complex e.g. has various bank accounts, investments and shares or has multiple beneficiaries, our fees will be approximately £3,000. All estimated charges are circumstantial and will be discussed with you in your initial appointment.
We understand that not all our clients can make it in to our office and when necessary, we are happy to arrange a home visit. Home visit charges start from £50 plus VAT within a 5-mile radius of our office.
Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Court Fees, Land Registry fees, bankruptcy searches, Commissioner of Oath fees and if you require additional copies of the Grant of Representation. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Third party disbursements are fees that are not governed by us and will be included in your quotation.
*Disbursements are likely to include:
Other disbursements may be required depending on individual circumstances. For more information about our prices and services or to speak to our Private Client team direct, then please call 01642 244666.
If you have been charged with a motoring offence, such as speeding, driving without due care and attention or driving whilst under the influence, it can be a worrying and daunting time. For anyone finding themselves in that position, it is advisable that professional legal advice is sought at the earliest opportunity, to limit any possible undesirable consequences.
We have an experienced team who can assist you with these matters, as we understand the stresses this may cause you and your family. We will provide you with sound legal advice and represent you at each stage of the process.
|Exceptional Hardship/Special Reasons Arguments||£500*|
|Not Guilty (which will lead to a trial)||£1,000*|
*Costs are EX of VAT and Disbursements.
Our fees will typically include:
Please note, these fees are for dealing with matters at the Cleveland Magistrates Court only. We will charge for additional travel to courts outside of the Teesside area. The professional charges listed above are examples and should be treated as a guide only. We will provide you with a more accurate quote once we have all of the details of your case.
Similarly, we are not always able to provide accurate timescales as individual circumstances will differ from case to case and at times, we are at the mercy of the Courts and will not be able to dictate their availability. You will be kept informed throughout the process of your case and you will be advised on likely timescales and any additional fees that may be incurred if you require additional services.
Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Third party disbursements are fees that are not governed by us and will be included in your quotation.
Should you require any further information or advice regarding any motoring offence, please contact our Baker Street office on 01642 244666
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