Freehold Sale

We are members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and carry out the legal work in accordance with the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol. Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your property.

Conveyancing Fees

Legal Service Lowest Fee Highest fee
Acting on your behalf £600.00 £1,500.00
Dealing with redemption of your mortgage £150.00 £300.00
Electronic money transfer fee £50.00 £100.00
ID and AML check fee £25.00 £50.00
Postage Fee £25.00 £25.00
Estimated total fees (inc VAT)
£1,020.00 £2,370.00
Estimated Total VAT £170.00 £395.00


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

Land Registry

We have to provide the buyer’s solicitor with up to date official copies of the registers of title, title plan and any other title documents. You can see the Land Registry fee for these by visiting the Land Registry website.

Estimated total £15.00

How Long Will It Take?

From your offer being accepted until you can move in will depend on a number of factors, however, the average is between 10-12 weeks.

The speed depends on the number of parties in the chain.

For example, if you’re a first time buyer with a mortgage in principle, purchasing a chain-free freehold property, it could take 4-6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property requiring a lease extension, it can take between 4 and 6 months. In this situation additional charges would apply.

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Process Stages

  • Take instructions, supply initial advice, you complete Protocol forms

  • Check your identity and proof of address

  • Get preliminary redemption figure, check sale price exceeds outstanding mortgage

  • Obtain office copy entries from the Land Registry

  • Draft contract documents and submit these to the buyer’s solicitor

  • Take your instructions on any enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor

  • Reply to enquires raised by the buyer’s solicitor

  • Arrange for you to sign the final contract

  • Agree completion date (date by which you have to move out of the property)

  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened

  • Approve the Transfer

  • Arrange for you to execute the Transfer

  • Complete sale

  • Obtain your bank details for transmission of proceeds of sale

  • Complete sale

  • Deal with redemption of your mortgage

  • Pay the estate agents commission account

  • Transfer net proceeds of sale to your account

Fee Assumptions

The fee quoted above assumes that:

  1. Your matter is a standard transaction, that no unforeseen complications arise, for example: a defect in title which requires remedying prior to exchange, or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. Your matter is the assignment of an existing lease, not the grant of a new lease
  3. Your transaction is concluded in a timely manner without complications
  4. All parties to the transaction are co-operative, there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. No indemnity policies are required
  6. Additional fees and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Our fee for arranging an indemnity policy is between £75.00 – £150.00 +VAT. This is in addition to the premium payable to the insurance company for the policy.

Barnes and Partners is a large firm with many offices in different locations. Our specialist residential conveyancing have over 40 years combined experience.

We offer a personal service, and, in most cases you will be dealing with a single partner, solicitor, or conveyancer, throughout the transaction.

The fees can vary depending on which office location you are using and the level of experience of the person acting for you. Visit the team members Page.