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What are the Average Conveyancing Fees in the UK for 2019 and into 2020?

This is one of the most discussed topics of conversation within conveyancing and that most people ask when buying, selling or remortgaging their property .... How much is a solicitor going to cost to handle my conveyancing?

The average cost of selling and buying a house provides vital information in whether or not it is the right time for you to consider doing either (or both) of these things.

From the data that we have collected through our network so far during 2018, 2019 and now into 2020, we have compiled a table of average conveyancing fees, prices and costs from our network of professional conveyancing expert solicitors and licensed conveyancers. Whilst it is ok to use this average conveyancing pricing table as a guide when budgeting to buy or sell your property, you should always make sure that you get an actual fixed fee conveyancing quote, when you are ready. This way you can calculate your conveyancing costs and all of the associated fees involved in your conveyancing transaction.

Remember that it is not just the legal costs that you are going to be paying for; estate agent charges, moving fees and a number of other things can increase the price of your house move. It's very important to understand the full costs involved in moving house.

In this page we are going to cover the following topics about conveyancing fees and the average conveyancing fees in the UK:

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Average Conveyancing Fees are Calculated based on the value of your Property Transaction

Most property solicitors or licensed conveyancers, will calculate conveyancing fees, based on the value of your transaction and will stagger or tier their conveyancing legal fees dependent on the value. E.g.

A property purchase for £100,000 might be a legal fee of £300.00 plus VAT, but a purchase of £300,000 might be a legal fee of £500.00 plus VAT.

A property sale for £200,000 might be a legal fee of £325.00 plus VAT, but a sale of £300,000 might be a legal fee of £400.00 plus VAT.

This is quite a common practice within the conveyancing sector and that is why it's very difficult to provide an average conveyancing fee, if you do not have the transaction values available. Using the tables below, should help you budget for your conveyancing and the typical costs you should expect.

Average Conveyancing Costs & Fees for Buying a Property or Purchasing a Home

Conveyancing Fees for Buying Only UK

These are the average conveyancing fees for buying a property calculated directly from our own network of solicitors and licensed conveyancers for the years 2018, 2019 and into 2020.

Purchase Price (£) Legal Fee Disbursements, Land Registry & Other Fees VAT Total (£) Stamp Duty (SDLT)
£100,000 450.00 260.00 130.00 £840.00 0.00
£150,000 480.00 280.00 135.00 £895.00 500.00
£200,000 520.00 300.00 145.00 £965.00 1,500.00
£250,000 530.00 340.00 150.00 £1,020.00 2,500.00
£300,000 550.00 350.00 155.00 £1,055.00 5,000.00
£350,000 585.00 365.00 160.00 £1,100.00 7,500.00
£400,000 615.00 375.00 170.00 £1,160.00 10,000.00
£500,000 620.00 380.00 170.00 £1,170.00 15,000.00
£600,000 660.00 500.00 180.00 £1,340.00 20,000.00
£750,000 750.00 500.00 185.00 £1,435.00 27,500.00
£900,000 780.00 500.00 190.00 £1,470.00 35,000.00
£1,000,000 800.00 520.00 200.00 £1,520.00 43,750.00

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Average Conveyancing Costs & Fees for Selling a Property or Home Sale

Conveyancing Fees for Selling Only UK

These are the average conveyancing fees for selling a property calculated directly from our own network of solicitors and licensed conveyancers for the years 2018, 2019 and into 2020.

Sale Price (£) Legal Fee Disbursements, Land Registry & Other Fees VAT Total (£) Stamp Duty (SDLT)
£100,000 410.00 30.00 85.00 £525.00 N/A
£150,000 420.00 30.00 95.00 £555.00 N/A
£200,000 450.00 30.00 100.00 £580.00 N/A
£250,000 470.00 30.00 100.00 £600.00 N/A
£300,000 485.00 30.00 105.00 £620.00 N/A
£350,000 525.00 30.00 105.00 £660.00 N/A
£400,000 575.00 30.00 110.00 £715.00 N/A
£500,000 625.00 30.00 115.00 £770.00 N/A
£600,000 650.00 30.00 115.00 £795.00 N/A
£750,000 680.00 30.00 120.00 £830.00 N/A
£900,000 720.00 30.00 125.00 £875.00 N/A
£1,000,000 750.00 30.00 130.00 £910.00 N/A

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Average Conveyancing Fees for Remortgage or Remortgaging a Property

Conveyancing Fees for Remortgaging Only UK

These are the average conveyancing fees for remortgaging a property calculated directly from our own network of solicitors and licensed conveyancers for the years 2018, 2019 and into 2020.

Remortgage Amount (£) Legal Fee Disbursements, Land Registry & Other Fees VAT Total (£) Stamp Duty (SDLT)
£100,000 380.00 70.00 80.00 £530.00 N/A
£150,000 390.00 70.00 80.00 £540.00 N/A
£200,000 395.00 70.00 80.00 £545.00 N/A
£250,000 400.00 70.00 80.00 £550.00 N/A
£300,000 415.00 70.00 85.00 £570.00 N/A
£350,000 450.00 85.00 95.00 £630.00 N/A
£400,000 460.00 85.00 95.00 £640.00 N/A
£500,000 470.00 85.00 95.00 £650.00 N/A
£600,000 550.00 115.00 120.00 £785.00 N/A
£750,000 600.00 115.00 125.00 £840.00 N/A
£900,000 625.00 115.00 130.00 £870.00 N/A
£1,000,000 700.00 120.00 135.00 £955.00 N/A

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What Are Conveyancing Fees?

Conveyancing fees are the legal costs that are payable to your conveyancer or solicitor for the servie they are providing. They also include the conveyancing disbursements the solicitor will cover on your behalf through the process. Disbursements to consider include:

  • Local Authority Searches

  • Land registry Searches

  • Envirnmental Searches

  • Bank Transfer Fees

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

  • Drainage Search

  • Transfer of Ownership

  • Copies of Land Registry Title Deeds

  • Telegraphic Transfer Fee

How much should a Conveyancer Cost?

Conveyancing fees vary depending on a number of factors including location and the type of firm you choose to instruct, however you can typically expect to pay between £850-£1500 plus the cost of disbursements.

Are Conveyancers Cheaper than Solicitors?

Conveyancers are usually cheaper than solicitors, however, solicitors are also in a position to handle any complex legal matters that may arise. If you envisage a straightforward process with your house purchase or house sale then a conveyancer may be all that is required. If you have any doubts or require further legal help a solicitor may be the best choice.

Do you have to pay solicitors fees upfront when buying a house?

This will vary from solicitor to solicitor, however, in general you will pay your solicitor at different points throughout the process. There is usually an upfront fee associated with the costs of the legal work required in buying or selling a home and then further costs may be due in the middle with any final sums required, usually because the solicitor has incurred costs on your behalf (for searches, for example).

How much should I pay for conveyancing fees?

The legal costs associated with buying and selling a home are generally around £850 - £1500 plus VAT dependent on the transaction type and the transaction value. There will also be additional costs such as disbursements and other costs associated with local searches which could cost you around £250 - £350 when purchasing a property.

What is Fixed Fee Conveyancing?

Fixed fee conveyancing is where you and your solicitor or conveyancer have a pre-agreed price for the work they are to carry out. This should not change throughout the house buying or selling process. This is becoming an increasingly popular way of handling conveyancing, rather than using conveyancers who change at an hourly rate, as it means that you are able to budget more effectively. It is also prudent to check whether the solicitor offers a ‘no sale, no fee’ clause where, if the sale was to fall through, you would not have to pay the legal fees.

 

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