This is normally assessed on transaction value and includes the following:
Fee for searches such as Local Authority; Water Authority; Drainage Environmental Search and Chancel Search £650.00
Electronic money transfer fee: £20.00
HM Land Registry: This will depend on the transaction.
This will also depend on the purchase price of the property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website.
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, we have set out the key stages below:
All Home Office Fees, court fees, and costs payable by client, HIS and Biometric enrolment fees, Counsel’s fee, expert witness and medical report fees.
The length of time it takes for an Immigration matter to be concluded is determined by the Home Office. We cannot control how long it takes however we shall continue to keep the client updated. In the case of a matter at the Tribunal, the court diary determines when a matter is listed for hearing or the decision made by the Judge. It is therefore not possible to give a definite timescale for the conclusion of a matter.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Our probate solicitors will help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf and will then collect and distribute the assets.
The cost of handling an estate will depend on the complexity of the matter and the time needed to be spent on it by the solicitor acting in your case. Every probate is different. Please Contact us to discuss the estate details and to receive a quote based on your individual circumstances.
Applying for the Grant, collecting and distributing the assets
We will handle the full process for you. The costs guidance below covers work in a straightforward estate where:
Our estimated legal fees for handling a straightforward estate as outlined above would be between £7,750 to £10,750.
VAT will be payable on our fees at the current rate.
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within six to twelve months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes approximately three months. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between one to three months. Once this has been done, we can discharge the estate debts/liabilities, prepare the Estate Accounts and distribute the asset, which normally takes two to six months.
If there is no Will or the estate consists of any share holdings, stocks and bonds, there are likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included, but we can provide a separate quote for this work on request.
The basis for our charges includes:
The current VAT rate is 20% as set by the HMRC. However, VAT will not be charged for works carried out for clients without leave to remain in the UK. The Government determines the rate of VAT. Clients may be charged VAT by other agencies acting for the Home Office therefore disbursements may attract VAT.
We would allocate the immigration work to the appropriate solicitor depending on the complexity. All Immigration works are supervised by the most experience solicitor usually has over 8 years’ experience.
We can agree on a fixed fee if it a non-contentious issue.
What is Not Included in our fixed fee agreements for a non contentious employment matter?
Counsel’s fees and opinion, etc.
The length of time it takes for an Employment matter to be concluded is determined by several factors like the conduct of the employer or the Employment Tribunal. We cannot control how long it takes however we shall continue to keep the client updated. In the case of a matter at the Tribunal, the court diary determines when a matter is listed for hearing or the decision made by the Judge. It is therefore not possible to give a definite timescale for the conclusion of a matter.
We may agree fixed fees in some cases we think are straightforward and non contentious. If the matter becomes protracted, then we shall review the fees structure with your agreement.
Our firm does not undertake legal aid work and therefore, all our services are privately funded cases.
We usually charge hourly rate if it is unclear how long a case will take and the complexity of the case. Example is when we deal with complex litigation matters. Our hourly rates depend on the level of solicitor’s experience and the location of the matter or court if contentious. Depending on the complexity of the case, any of our solicitors with the following will be in charge of the matter and charge the following fees.
Making Payments: We receive payments by BACS and in person. What is not included in the above charges is VAT and Disbursements. Disbursements are payment to third-parties that may be involved in your matter.