Conveyancing

Who will handle your case?

Your transaction will be handled by a member of our experienced Commercial Conveyancing team supported by their dedicated legal assistant. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Dr. Abess Taqi, a practising solicitor and Notary Public. Dr. Taqi is the firm’s Director and the person responsible for all firm-wide decisions.

 

Dr Abess Taqimeet the team

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Sale and Purchase of Freehold and Leasehold property 

Please note that VAT is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%

The amount you pay for our conveyancing services is fixed, although disbursements may be charged on top. You will not be charged any more than this. However, if you are incurring additional costs, you will be advised, and in these circumstances we will discuss with you the need for us to revise our fixed fee.

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your existing property, and the purchase of your new property. With regards to the purchase of your new property, our fees include 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. 

Property Fees
Property Fees


There are several factors that could affect our purchase conveyancing prices such as: 

For properties over £1,000,000 please contact us.

  • If the legal title is defective and unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction. 
  • Part of the property is unregistered. 
  • If building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained.
  • if crucial documents we require sight of have not been provided.
  • If the property is shared equity.
  • If we are required to deal with multiple lenders.
  • If there is a requirement for a lease extension. 

Purchase of a freehold residential property

Please note that VAT is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%. 

Conveyancer’s disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Land Registry. We manage the payment of these fees to make the conveyancing process run more smoothly.

Typical Disbursements

Our disbursement costs are inclusive of VAT where applicable

Typical Property Disbursements
Typical Property Disbursements

Stamp Duty

Please refer to HMRC’s Stamp Duty Land Tax Calculatorhere 

Timescales 

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move into your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6 to 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 6 weeks. 

 

Key stages

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, we have set out below some of the key milestones:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed. 
  • Receive and advise on pre-contract documents. 
  • Carry out searches as per your instructions. 
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required. 
  • Investigate seller’s title.  
  • Make any necessary pre-contract enquiries of seller’s solicitors. 
  • Give you advice and updates on all documents and information received from seller’s solicitors. 
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you (if purchasing with the aid of a mortgage). 
  • Arrange for you to execute contract and relevant pre-completion documentation. 
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property).
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened. 
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you in readiness for completion. 
  • Complete purchase transaction. 
  • Arrange to deal with payment of SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax)
  • Deal with application for registration of title at HMLR (Land Registry). 

Sale of a freehold residential property

Please note that VAT is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%

Typical disbursements

Residential Freehold disbursements
Residential Freehold disbursements

Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

 

Timescales

A sale is affected by many of the same factors as a purchase as your buyer may have to secure a mortgage and you may be linking your sale with an onward purchase. Likewise, your buyer may have a related sale. The average process takes between 6 to 8 weeks.

 

Key stages

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, we have set out below some of the key milestones:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice with regards to the overall sale process. 
  • Obtain a redemption statement for your mortgage (if you have one).
  • Obtain Official Copies Register Entries from the Land Registry for your property or the Deeds to your property (if unregistered).
  • Prepare and collate the pre-contract documentation and send to the buyer’s solicitors.
  • Answer queries from the buyer’s solicitors (pre-contract enquiries) including obtaining copies of any missing building regulation approvals and guarantees (i.e. FENSA window guarantees etc.).
  • Arrange for you to execute contract and relevant pre-completion documentation.
  • Agree completion date with you and the buyers (and any other related transactions). 
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened. 
  • On completion – redeem any mortgage on the property (if any) and arrange for the release of the keys to the buyers usually via the estate agents involved in the transaction. 
  • Send the balance of funds to you after making deductions for our fees, estate agents fees and any outstanding disbursements payable.

Purchase of a leasehold property

Please note that VAT is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%

Typical Disbursements

Residential Leasehold Purchase Disbursements
Leasehold Purchase Disbursements

Timescales

The average process takes between 8 to 10 weeks assuming all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, the process can take significantly longer, between 3 and 5 months. In such a situation, additional charges would apply.

Key stages

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, we have suggested below some key stages that you may wish to include: 

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer 
  • Advise you on joint ownership
  • Obtain pre-completion searches 
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Sale of a leasehold residential property

Please note that VAT is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%

Typical disbursements

Sale Of Residential Leashold Property Disbursements
Sale of Leasehold Property Disbursements

Timescales

The average process takes between 8 to 10 weeks assuming all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delays from you or third parties providing documentation. However, if you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, the process can take significantly longer, between 3 and 5 months. In such a situation, additional charges would apply.

Key Stages: 

  • You make the decision to market your property for sale with an estate agent.
  • You accept an offer (subject to contract).
  • You and the purchaser each instruct your own solicitors to deal with the sale/purchase.
  • You instruct us by providing us with the following:
    • Signed initial care letter
    • Completed instruction form
    • Completed Fixtures and Fittings form
    • Completed Property Information Form
    • Address verification ID
    • If you have not already done so you will need to advise your Estate Agents that we are acting for you in respect of your sale transaction.
  • We obtain your Title Deeds (proof of your ownership of the property), usually by obtaining a copy of your title from the Land Registry, copy of the freeholder’s title and a copy of your lease.
  • We prepare the Pre – Contract Package which contains: 
    • The Contract
    • The Lease and Title Deeds 
    • Official plan
    • Leasehold Property Information Form
    • Fixtures & Fittings list
    • Other relevant documentation
    • We will also need to get management information, which is usually in the form of a standard Management Pack. A fee is likely to be payable to the managing agents.
  • The buyers solicitor will undertake searches and make enquiries about the property. If applicable, some of the questions about the management of the block of flats will be sent to the managing agent and/or freeholder to answer. If your buyers raise general additional enquires we will send these to you for you to complete and return to us. There are likely to be legal enquiries, which we will deal with.
  • If you have a mortgage we will get a figure from the lender indicating how much it will cost to bring your mortgage to an end. This is called a Redemption Statement.
  • We invite you to attend the office to sign the Contract and Transfer Deed. If you are carrying out conveyancing online, we will send these to you with guidance.
  • Your buyers indicate that they are ready to proceed and a moving date is agreed. We telephone the buyers’ solicitors to exchange contracts, which makes the moving date legally binding.
  • We prepare for completion by gathering together a final redemption statement and your Estate Agents Bill (if applicable).
  • Leases often require the landlord to be notified in writing of the sale within 28 days of it taking place.
  • You move out and hand the keys to your Estate Agent unless you have made private arrangements with your buyer.  You should ensure that you have completely vacated the property by lunchtime.
  • Once we have received the monies from the buyers’ solicitors we telephone the Estate Agents to release the keys.
  • We send the buyers’ solicitors the Title Deeds (if there are any) and other original documentation.
  • We report to you orally and in writing that completion has taken place.