Property Matters | Curtis Parkinson

Property Matters

Buying a house in Nottingham, buying your first property, moving home or investing in a buy to let or commercial premises should be an exciting prospect, not daunting or stressful – although we all know it can be! Because we’ve been there too, the friendly, experienced team at Curtis Parkinson will make the buying or selling process as simple, straightforward and, most importantly, as stress-free (and exciting!) as possible from our offices in Bingham, Bulwell and Clifton, Nottingham.

Residential Property Conveyancing

So what is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of legally transferring the ownership of a property from a seller to a buyer. It usually starts when an offer is accepted and finishes when the keys are handed over.

If you are a first time buyer or moving house, the chances are that a mortgage lender will be involved.  Therefore you will need to have a mortgage offer in place and will need a mortgage valuation. You will also need to take into consideration whether the property is freehold or leasehold. In addition, we recommend that you consider when you are reasonably expecting to complete on the sale or purchase.

How Curtis Parkinson can help

We can assist you with all aspects of the conveyancing process. Our services include; contracts, dealing with the ‘other side’s solicitor’ and tying up all the details such as registering the ownership with the Land Registry.

For residential conveyancing we work on a fixed cost basis. Our promise is to provide you with an efficient, friendly and timely service, tailored to meet your exact requirements.

We also take pride in making the whole process as stress-free as possible.

 

Other property related issues we can assist with…

Equity Release
Equity release refers to a range of products that let you access the money (equity) tied up in your home if you are over the age of 55. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several smaller amounts or as a combination of both.

Right to Buy
Under the Government’s Right To Buy scheme, if you have been a council or housing association tenant for more than three years, you may be eligible to purchase the property you live in at a discount. Take a look at the following link to find out more and see if you are eligible http://righttobuy.gov.uk

Tenancy Agreements
As a landlord, ensuring you have an ASTA (assured shorthold tenancy agreement) in place is vital. This will ensure you comply with lender requirements and also that you are able to enforce debt recovery and repossession if required. We can also assist you in relation to the statutory tenancy deposit schemes. Don’t leave yourself open to loopholes which can be exploited by bad tenants. Protect your investment by allowing experts such as ourselves to draw up a fair agreement that will protect your interests.

Freehold Reversions & Lease Extensions
If any property your own is leasehold and on a long lease such as 999 or 125 years, you may wish to consider purchasing the freehold. With our years of experience, we can liaise with the freeholder on your behalf. In addition we will organise all aspects of extending a lease or purchasing a freehold. Contact us for details.

 

Have used Curtis Parkinson many times now for conveyancing … Have also received a fantastic level of service, flexibility and professionalism. Can highly recommend.”

Our Fees – Mortgage / Remortgage

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the mortgage / re-mortgage of your property, including dealing with registration at HM Land Registry and the lender in accordance with our assumptions stated below, including dealing with registration at HM Land Registry. There are factors which may increase the fees and expenses.

Mortgage / Remortgage Freehold Fees - Read More

Mortgage / Remortgage Freehold Fees


Fees for a straightforward transaction
(without complication. Our fees to which expenses etc are added. Our prices exclusive of VAT)

Mortgage/Remortgage up to £500,000 – £400.00
Transfer of ownership with a Mortgage/Re-Mortgage up to £500,000 – £495.00
Mortgage/Re-Mortgage greater than £500,000 – Please contact us.

Referral fees

If you have been referred to us, such as by an estate agent, we may have to pay a referral fee to the agent. We will disclose the amount of this to you so that you are fully aware of this. We will add £50.00 plus Vat to Our fee to cover part of this cost and we will cover the remainder.

Expenses

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

General expenses

Standard Property Searches (Please note this cost can alter at the time of request so is approximate only. Any additional searches required will be at an additional cost) – £203.20
HM Land Registry Official Search –£3.00
Bankruptcy Searches, at a cost per person – £2.00
Electronic transfer of monies: per transfer – £35.00
Identity Verification Anti-Money Laundering electronic verification per person resident in the UK – £17.50

General Expenses Total – £260.70

Expenses dependent upon the value of the property – HM Land Registry fees

The following are case specific and will depend on your transaction, these will be the same regardless of which solicitor or conveyancer you use: HM Land Registry Fee – Check Fee

When you request a quote from us we will tell you the HM Land Registry Fees.

How long will my mortgage / re-mortgage take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks, there are no official statistics. It depends on the lender, the financial adviser, surveyor, local authorities, managing agents, occupiers and other parties and solicitors etc. and the type of property. If lease extensions are required this is a complex and time consuming process and additional fees and expenses will be required.

Stages of the process

It varies according to the circumstances and we will explain fully when you become a client. However some example stages in the process are:

  • You instruct us and provide all necessary Identification evidence
  • Pay any money required on account of fees and expenses
  • Documents received from lender
  • Obtain title documents
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Contact other parties if applicable
  • Obtain redemption figures
  • Agree completion date
  • Complete mortgage
  • Pay fees and redeem mortgage if applicable
  • Transfer balance funds to you, if any

Factors that could increase fees and expenses
(this list is not exhaustive and is intended for examples only)

  • The legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • Building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • Crucial documents we have previously requested from the you have not been provided
  • Solar panels
  • Adult occupiers
  • Tenants in property

Our fee assumptions

  • This is a standard transaction and that no 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
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • Indemnity policies are not required in respect of a defective legal title or building regulations or planning permission not obtained. Additional expenses will apply if indemnity policies are required.

For a straightforward transaction without complication our fees and expenses for one borrower not including any referral fee are:

Mortgage/Re-Mortgage – up to £500,000
Our Fees incl. VAT- £480.00
General Expenses as set out below (for one borrower) – £260.70
Total – £740.70

Transfer of ownership with a Mortgage/Re-Mortgage up to £500,000
Our Fees incl. VAT- £594.00
General Expenses as set out below (for one borrower) – £260.70
Total – £854.70

Louise Gardner, an experienced Conveyancing executive of 16 year handles conveyancing matters supervised by Kenneth Curtis and Roger Pitts both of whom are solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.


Mortgage / Remortgage Leasehold Fees - Read More

Mortgage / Remortgage Leasehold Fees


Fees for a straightforward transaction

(without complication. Our fees to which expenses etc are added. Our prices exclusive of VAT)

Mortgage/Re-Mortgage up to £500,000 – £450.00
Transfer of ownership with a Mortgage/Re-Mortgage up to £500,000 – £545.00
Mortgage/Re-Mortgage greater than £500,000 – contact us

Referral fees

If you have been referred to us, such as by an estate agent, we may have to pay a referral fee to the agent. We will disclose the amount of this to you so that you are fully aware of this. We will add £50.00 plus Vat to Our fee to cover part of this cost and we will cover the remainder.

Expenses

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

General expenses

Standard Property Searches (Please note this cost can alter at the time of request so is approximate only. Any additional searches required will be at an additional cost) – £203.20
HM Land Registry Official Search – £3.00
Bankruptcy Searches, at a cost per person – £2.00
Electronic transfer of monies: per transfer – £35.00
Identity Verification Anti-Money Laundering electronic verification per person resident in the UK – £17.50

General expenses total – £260.70

Expenses Dependent upon the Value of the Property – HM Land Registry Fees

The following are case specific and will depend on your transaction, these will be the same regardless of which solicitor or conveyancer you use: HM Land Registry Fee – Check Fee

When you request a quote from us we will give you the HM Land Registry Fees.

Anticipated Leasehold Expenses

These fees vary from property to property; they can range from £50.00 plus VAT upwards and can on occasion be significantly more. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents and have contacted the freeholder and or managing agent.

How long will my mortgage / re-mortgage take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks, there are no official statistics. It depends on the lender, the financial adviser, surveyor, local authorities, managing agents, occupiers and other parties and solicitors etc. and the type of property. If lease extensions are required this is a complex and time consuming process and additional fees and expenses will be required.

Stages of the process

It varies according to the circumstances and we will explain fully when you become a client. However some example stages in the process are:

  • You instruct us and provide all necessary Identification evidence
  • Pay any money required on account of fees and expenses
  • Documents received from lender
  • Obtain title documents
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Contact other parties if applicable
  • Obtain redemption figures
  • Agree completion date
  • Complete mortgage
  • Pay fees and redeem mortgage if applicable
  • Transfer balance funds to you

Factors that could increase cost

  • The legal title is defective
  • The property is unregistered at HM Land Registry
  • Building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • Crucial documents we have previously requested from the you have not been provided
  • Solar panels
  • Adult occupiers
  • Tenants in property
  • This list is not exhaustive and is intended for examples only

Our fee assumptions

  • This is a standard transaction and that no 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
  • If leasehold an extension is not required
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • Indemnity policies are not required in respect of a defective legal title or building regulations or planning permission not obtained. Additional expenses will apply if indemnity policies are required.

For a straightforward transaction without complication our fees and expenses for one borrower not including the Anticipated Leasehold Expenses or any referral fee are:

Mortgage/Re-Mortgage up to £500,000
Our Fees incl. VAT- £540.00
General Expenses as set out below (for one borrower) – £260.70
Total – £800.70

Transfer of ownership with a Mortgage/Re-Mortgage up to £500,000
Our Fees incl. VAT- £654.00
General Expenses as set out below (for one borrower) – £260.70
Total – £914.70

Louise Gardner an experienced Conveyancing executive of 16 year handles conveyancing matters supervised by Kenneth Curtis and Roger Pitts both of whom are solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.


Our Fees – Residential Purchase

Our fees cover the work required to complete the purchase of your property, in accordance with our assumptions stated below, including dealing with registration at HM Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty). There are of course factors beyond our control which may increase the fees and expenses.

Residential Purchase Freehold Fees - Read More

Residential Purchase Freehold Fees


Purchase price fees for straightforward transactions
(without complication. Our fees to which expenses etc are added. Our prices are exclusive of VAT.)

Up to £125,000 – £575.00
£125,001 to £200,000 – £625.00
£200,001 to £300,000 – £650.00
£300,001 to £500,000 – £775.00
£500,001 to £1m – £1150.00
£1m plus – please contact us.

Referral fees

If you have been referred to us, such as by an estate agent, we may have to pay a referral fee to the agent. We will disclose the amount of this to you so that you are fully aware of this. We will add £50.00 plus Vat to Our fee to cover part of this cost and we will cover the remainder.

Expenses

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Expenses Dependent upon the Value of the Property – Stamp Duty Land Tax and HM Land Registry Fees

The following are case specific and will depend on your transaction, these will be the same regardless of which solicitor or conveyancer you use:

When you request a quote from us we will give you an estimate of the SDLT and HM Land Registry Fees.

General Expenses paid to others for their Services

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Standard Property Searches. Please note this fee can alter at the time of request so is approximate only. Any additional searches required will be at an additional cost – £203.20
HM Land Registry Official Search: To protect your purchase following exchange – £3.00
Bankruptcy Searches, at a cost per person – £2.00
Electronic transfer of monies: per transfer – £35.00
Lawyer Checker required to verify the credentials of the seller’s solicitors to avoid fraud – £12.50
Identity Verification Anti-Money Laundering electronic verification per person resident in the UK – £17.50

General expenses total – £273.20

How long will my property purchase take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks, there are no official statistics. It depends on the parties, their solicitors, lenders, local authorities, managing agents, the chain of properties (and types of properties) being bought and sold in the chain. If lease extensions are required this is a complex and time consuming process and additional fees and expenses will be required. If there is a chain, if one party pulls out the whole chain can collapse and you may have to start again.

Stages of the process

It varies according to the circumstances and we will explain fully when you become a client. However some example stages in the process are:

  • You instruct us and provide all necessary Identification evidence
  • Pay any money required on account of fees and expenses
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase
  • 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 with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • 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

Factors that could increase fees and expenses

  • The legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • The property is unregistered at HM Land Registry
  • Third party funding
  • Building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • Crucial documents we have previously requested from the you have not been provided
  • Solar panels
  • Source of funds for the purchase; help to buy, gifts, loans, right to buy, purchase at auction, shared ownership, new build etc
  • Adult occupiers
  • Tenants in property
  • This list is not exhaustive and is intended for examples only

Our fee assumptions

  • This is a standard transaction and that no 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
  • If leasehold that this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • Indemnity policies are not required in respect of a defective legal title or building regulations or planning permission not obtained. Additional expenses will apply if indemnity policies are required.

For straightforward transactions without complication our fees and expenses not including any referral fee are:

Sale Price Up to £125,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £690.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £963.20

Sale Price £125,001 to £200,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £750.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,023.20

Sale Price £200,001 to £250,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £780.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,053.20

Sale Price £250,001 to £300,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £930.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,203.20

Sale Price £300,001 to £1M
Our Fees incl. VAT – £1380.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,653.20

Louise Gardner, an experienced Conveyancing executive of 16 years, handles conveyancing matters supervised by Kenneth Curtis and Roger Pitts both of whom are solicitors.


Residential Purchase Leasehold Fees - Read More

Residential Purchase Leasehold Fees


Purchase price fees for straightforward transactions
(without complication. Our fees to which expenses etc are added. Our prices are exclusive of VAT.)

Up to £125,000 – £675.00
£125,001 to £200,000 – £725.00
£200,001 to £300,000 – £750.00
£300,001 to £500,000 – £875.00
£500,001 to £1m – £1250.00
£1m plus – please contact us.

Referral fees

If you have been referred to us, such as by an estate agent, we may have to pay a referral fee to the agent. We will disclose the amount of this to you so that you are fully aware of this. We will add £50.00 plus Vat to Our fee to cover part of this cost and we will cover the remainder.

Expenses

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the expenses on your behalf for to ensure a smoother process but which are in addition to our fees.

Expenses Dependent upon the Value of the Property – Stamp Duty Land Tax and HM Land Registry Fees

The following are case specific and will depend on your transaction, these will be the same regardless of which solicitor or conveyancer you use:

When you request a quote from us we will give you an estimate of the SDLT and HM Land Registry Fees.

General Expenses paid to others for their Services – Not Dependent upon the Value of the Property

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Standard Property Searches. Please note this fee can alter at the time of request so is approximate only. Any additional searches required will be at an additional cost – £203.20
HM Land Registry Official Search: To protect your purchase following exchange – £3.00
Bankruptcy Searches, at a cost per person – £2.00
Electronic transfer of monies: per transfer – £35.00
Lawyer Checker required to verify the credentials of the seller’s solicitors to avoid fraud – £12.50
Identity Verification Anti-Money Laundering electronic verification per person resident in the UK – £17.50

General Expenses Total – £273.20

Anticipated Leasehold Expenses

These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as we receive this information and a contribution to rent and service charge will almost certainly have to be paid at the time of completion of the purchase. The amounts stated are as a guide only

Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30-150.
Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30-150.
Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between £100-250 plus Vat.
Certificate of Compliance fee – To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £50-100.

How long will my property purchase take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks, there are no official statistics. It depends on the parties, their solicitors, lenders, local authorities, managing agents, the chain of properties (and types of properties) being bought and sold in the chain. If lease extensions are required this is a complex and time consuming process and additional fees and expenses will be required. If there is a chain, if one party pulls out the whole chain can collapse and you may have to start again.

Stages of the process

It varies according to the circumstances and we will explain fully when you become a client. However some example stages in the process are:

  • You instruct us and provide all necessary Identification evidence
  • Pay any money required on account of fees and expenses
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase
  • 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 with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • 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

Factors that could increase cost

  • The legal title is defective
  • The property is unregistered at HM Land Registry
  • Third party funding
  • Building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • Crucial documents we have previously requested from the you have not been provided
  • Solar panels
  • Source of funds for the purchase; help to buy, gifts, loans, right to buy, purchase at auction, shared ownership, new build etc
  • Adult occupiers
  • Tenants in property
  • This list is not exhaustive and is intended for examples only

Our fee assumptions

This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction

  • That this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • Indemnity policies are not required in respect of a defective legal title or building regulations or planning permission not obtained. Additional expenses will apply if indemnity policies are required.

For straightforward transactions without complication our fees and expenses not including the Anticipated Leasehold Expenses or any referral fee are:

Sale Price Up to £125,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £810.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,083.20

Sale Price £125,001 to £200,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £870.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,143.20

Sale Price £200,001 to £250,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £900.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,173.20

Sale Price £250,001 to £300,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £1,050.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,323.20

Sale Price £300,001 to £1M
Our Fees incl. VAT – £1,500.00
General Expenses as set out (for one purchaser) – £273.20
Total – £1,773.20

Louise Gardner an experienced Conveyancing executive of 16 year handles conveyancing matters supervised by Kenneth Curtis and Roger Pitts both of whom are solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.


Our Fees – Sales

Our fees and expenses cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property in accordance with our assumptions stated below. There are of course factors beyond our control which may increase the fees and expenses.

Residential Sales Freehold Fees - Read More

Residential Sales Freehold Fees


Sale Price Fees for a straightforward transaction

(without complication. our fees to which expenses etc are added. Our prices excluding VAT)

Up to £125,000 – £475.00
£125,001 to £200,000 – £550.00
£200,001 to £250,000 – £600.00
£250,001 to £300,000 – £700.00
£300,001 to £1m – £900.00
£1m plus – please contact us.

Our fees do not include any Anticipated Expenses or any referral fee or any other cost.

Referral fees

If you have been referred to us, such as by an estate agent, we may have to pay a referral fee to the agent. We will disclose the amount of this to you so that you are fully aware of this. We will add £50.00 plus Vat to Our fee to cover part of this cost and we will cover the remainder.

General Expenses paid to others for their Services

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

General Expenses – Not Dependent upon the Value of the Property

Bankruptcy Searches, at a cost per person – £2.00
Electronic transfer of monies per transfer – £35.00
Identity Verification Anti-Money Laundering electronic verification per person resident in (England only) – £17.50
HM Land Registry title information From £3.00 per document (anticipated) – £6.00

General expenses total for one Seller – £60.50

How long will my property sale take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks, there are no official statistics. It depends on the parties, their solicitors, lenders, local authorities, managing agents, the chain of properties (and types of properties) being bought and sold in the chain. If there is a chain, if one party pulls out the whole chain can collapse and you may have to start again.

Stages of the process

It varies according to the circumstances and we will explain fully when you become a client. However some example stages in the process are:

  • You instruct us and provide all necessary Identification evidence
  • Pay any money required on account of fees and expenses
  • Send and advise on contract documents
  • Obtain title documents
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Reply to any necessary enquiries of purchaser’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Obtain redemption figures
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will no longer own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • Pay from the proceeds of sale
    – your estate agents fees and
    – repay your mortgage if applicable
  • Transfer balance funds to you (depending upon circumstances)

Factors that could increase fees and expenses

  • The legal title is defective
  • The property is unregistered at HM Land Registry
  • Building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • Crucial documents we have previously requested from the you have not been provided
  • Solar panels
  • Adult occupiers
  • Tenants in property
  • This list is not exhaustive and is intended for examples only

Our fee assumptions

  • This is a standard transaction and that no 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
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • Indemnity policies are not required in respect of a defective legal title or building regulations or planning permission not obtained. Additional expenses will apply if indemnity policies are required.

For a straightforward transaction without complication our fees and expenses for one seller not including any referral fee are:

Sale Price Up to £125,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £570.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £60.50
Total – £630.50

Sale Price £125,001 to £200,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £660.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £60.50
Total – £720.50

Sale Price £200,001 to £250,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £720.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £60.50
Total – £780.50

Sale Price £250,001 to £300,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £840.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £60.50
Total – £900.50

Sale Price £300,001 to £1M
Our Fees incl. VAT – £1,080.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £60.50
Total – £1,140.50

Louise Gardner an experienced Conveyancing executive of 16 year handles conveyancing matters supervised by Kenneth Curtis and Roger Pitts both of whom are solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.


Residential Sales Leasehold Fees - Read More

Residential Sales Leasehold Fees


Sale Price Fees for a straightforward transaction

(without complication. our fees to which expenses etc are added. Our prices excluding VAT)

Up to £125,000 – £575.00
£125,001 to £200,000 – £650.00
£200,001 to £250,000 – £700.00
£250,001 to £300,000 – £800.00
£300,001 to £1m – £1000.00
£1m plus – please contact us.

Our fees do not include any Anticipated Expenses or any referral fee or any other cost.

Referral fees

If you have been referred to us, such as by an estate agent, we may have to pay a referral fee to the agent. We will disclose the amount of this to you so that you are fully aware of this. We will add £50.00 plus Vat to our fee to cover part of this cost and we will cover the remainder.

General expenses paid to others for their Services

Expenses are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the Expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

General expenses – not dependent upon the value of the property

Bankruptcy Searches, at a cost per person – £2.00
Electronic transfer of monies per transfer – £35.00
Identity Verification Anti-Money Laundering electronic verification per person resident in the UK – £17.50
HM Land Registry title information From £3.00 per document – Anticipated – £15.00

Total for one Seller – £69.50

Anticipated Leasehold Expenses

These fees vary from property to property, they can range from £50.00 plus VAT upwards and can on occasion be significantly more. We can only give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents and have contacted the freeholder and or managing agent. You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as we receive this information.

How long will my property sale take?

The average process takes between 6-12 weeks, there are no official statistics. It depends on the parties, their solicitors, lenders, local authorities, managing agents, the chain of properties (and types of properties) being bought and sold in the chain. If lease extensions are required this is a complex and time consuming process and additional fees and expenses will be required. If there is a chain, if one party pulls out the whole chain can collapse and you may have to start again.

Stages of the process

It varies according to the circumstances and we will explain fully when you become a client. However some example stages in the process are:

  • You instruct us and provide all necessary Identification evidence
  • Pay any money required on account of fees and expenses
  • Send and advise on contract documents
  • Obtain title documents
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Reply to any necessary enquiries of buyer’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Obtain redemption figures
  • Obtain leasehold pack if leasehold
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will no longer own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • Pay estate agents and redeem mortgage if applicable
  • Transfer balance funds to you (depending upon circumstances)

Factors that could increase cost

  • The legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • Building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • Crucial documents we have previously requested from the you have not been provided
  • Solar panels
  • Adult occupiers
  • Tenants in property
  • This list is not exhaustive and is intended for examples only

Our fee assumptions

  • This is a standard transaction and that no 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
  • That this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease and an extension is not required
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • Indemnity policies are not required in respect of a defective legal title or building regulations or planning permission not obtained. Additional expenses will apply if indemnity policies are required.

For a straightforward transaction without complication our fees and expenses for one seller including the Anticipated Leasehold Expenses but not any referral fee are:

Sale Price Up to £125,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £690.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £69.50
Total – £759.50

Sale Price £125,001 to £200,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £780.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £69.50
Total – £849.50

Sale Price £200,001 to £250,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £840.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £69.50
Total – £909.50

Sale Price £250,001 to £300,000
Our Fees incl. VAT – £960.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £69.50
Total – £1.029.50

Sale Price £300,001 to £1M
Our Fees incl. VAT – £1,200.00
General Expenses as set out (for one seller) – £69.50
Total – £1,269.50

Louise Gardner an experienced Conveyancing executive of 16 year handles conveyancing matters supervised by Kenneth Curtis and Roger Pitts both of whom are solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.

For more information, please contact our legal team.

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Commercial Property Conveyancing

Investing in commercial property for your own business use, or to let to others, is often far more involved than purchasing a residential property. However, the returns for your business or on an investment can be well worth it.

If the property is leasehold, our team can provide specialist advice, as well as the legal support in estate management or dealing with landlords and tenants.

 

Other commercial property related issues we can assist with…

Estate Management
If your portfolio extends to several properties or freehold reversions, our solicitors can support you. We will get to know your estate to ensure we deliver the best possible service for you. Our solicitors can support with licences, underletting and assignments, deeds of variation, rent reviews and surrenders. In fact, every legal aspect from start to finish. We also offer advice on managing your estate and service charge collection.

Mortgage & Rent Repossession
As a result of working with some of the UK’s leading banks and building societies, we offer a complete mortgage and rent repossession service. We are able to manage the entire repossession process, solving potential title issues before they become a problem at the point of sale. We have invested in advanced Case Management technology. This enables us to efficiently progress a case through from possession to eventual sale. In addition, the tool provides us with powerful reporting and allows us to accommodate any of your requirements within the system.

 

I would highly recommend Curtis Parkinson Solicitors. I have used them for property conveyancing and issues related to property management, each time I have found them to be helpful and highly professional.”

What We Can Do

Our efficient team can help with expert advice for small and medium sized enterprises. We will support you in acquiring and selling commercial property and leases, both new and assignments to protect your interests. We will work with you to ensure the process is clear and concise, as well as offering practical advice and solutions.

For more information, please contact our legal team.

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Meet Our Lawyers

Mike Hayward – Property 1

I'd recommend Curtis Parkinson for the service I was given. They were always very helpful and gave me lots of information.

Mike Hayward

5.0
2019-09-04T11:52:38+01:00

Mike Hayward

I'd recommend Curtis Parkinson for the service I was given. They were always very helpful and gave me lots of information.

Wendy Barratt – Property 2

Curtis Parkinson helped me sell my house, dealt with all the legal stuff and made it very easy for me. They were very efficient, friendly and reliable.

Wendy Barratt

5.0
2019-09-04T11:53:53+01:00

Wendy Barratt

Curtis Parkinson helped me sell my house, dealt with all the legal stuff and made it very easy for me. They were very efficient, friendly and reliable.

Steven Bell – Property 3

We were helped with the sale of property. We thought Curtis Parkinson provided an excellent service and we have already recommended them.

Steven Bell

5.0
2019-09-04T11:54:33+01:00

Steven Bell

We were helped with the sale of property. We thought Curtis Parkinson provided an excellent service and we have already recommended them.

Mona Andrews – Property 4

I would recommend Curtis Parkinson. Quick response to initial instruction with full details of service to be provided, considerable useful information.

Mona Andrews

5.0
2019-09-04T11:56:03+01:00

Mona Andrews

I would recommend Curtis Parkinson. Quick response to initial instruction with full details of service to be provided, considerable useful information.

Elaine Birchwell – Property 5

Curtis Parkinson helped with the sale of a house. All the paperwork was explained clearly and the staff are friendly both in person and on the phone.

Elaine Birchwell

5.0
2019-09-04T11:56:41+01:00

Elaine Birchwell

Curtis Parkinson helped with the sale of a house. All the paperwork was explained clearly and the staff are friendly both in person and on the phone.

Jason – Property 6

Curtis Parkinson helped me sell my house quickly and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Curtis Parkinson. Professional, polite and prompt.

Jason

5.0
2019-09-04T12:00:51+01:00

Jason

Curtis Parkinson helped me sell my house quickly and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Curtis Parkinson. Professional, polite and prompt.

Mr and Mrs M. Holden – Property 7

Curtis Parkinson sold our house at auction, with very little worry for us. We would recommend them as everything went smoothly.

Mr and Mrs M. Holden

5.0
2019-09-04T12:03:14+01:00

Mr and Mrs M. Holden

Curtis Parkinson sold our house at auction, with very little worry for us. We would recommend them as everything went smoothly.

Russ Pearce – Property 8

Everything was explained clearly and I was treated as a person rather than as an item. Compassion was shown through my difficulties in finding a home.

Russ Pearce

5.0
2019-09-04T12:03:51+01:00

Russ Pearce

Everything was explained clearly and I was treated as a person rather than as an item. Compassion was shown through my difficulties in finding a home.

Sue Palmer – Property 9

We would recommend Curtis Parkinson for the personal touch. We have been so happy with all aspects of dealing with a deceased relative's affairs.

Sue Palmer

5.0
2019-09-04T12:04:29+01:00

Sue Palmer

We would recommend Curtis Parkinson for the personal touch. We have been so happy with all aspects of dealing with a deceased relative's affairs.

H. Shaw – Property 10

Curtis Parkinson took the stress out of selling and buying property. Louise was very polite and answered all my concerns.

H. Shaw

5.0
2019-09-04T12:04:58+01:00

H. Shaw

Curtis Parkinson took the stress out of selling and buying property. Louise was very polite and answered all my concerns.
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