Real Legal

Conveyancing for
Selling a Property

When a buyer has been found for your home, you will then have to choose the right licensed conveyancer who will handle the sale and its legal aspects. Making the right choice of solicitor is important when you sell your property because it can change a stressful and difficult process into an efficient and stress-free one, saving you both money and time.

Our expert residential property and conveyancing team of solicitors can help you through the whole conveyancing process.

What does conveyancing mean?

This is the legal process that is involved with buying or selling a property and the property exchanging hands. To sell or buy a property you need a conveyancer – a professional solicitor – to complete all of the required searches (council and Land Registry), the paperwork and the transactions.

Selling a property is complex and there are lots of steps to go through. Discuss with us how we can help you.

How much does it cost to sell a property?

We will provide a detailed breakdown of estimated costs and disbursements and if any extra costs are to be incurred we will notify you at the earliest opportunity.

What documents will I need in order to sell the property?

It can save a lot of time if you have all of the necessary documentation to give to your conveyancing solicitor at the start. This will make the sale quicker, less expensive and more efficient. The solicitor will give you a list of everything you need but you should definitely have the following to hand where possible:

– instruction forms and ID – this means your solicitor will be able to start a file and conduct checks for compliance straight away

– EPCs – Energy Performance Certificates. These list your property’s energy rating on a scale of A to G (most efficient to least efficient). This is a legal document for any sold property in the United Kingdom and is valid for 10 years.

– information on funding. This is needed so that funds and source of wealth can be checked.

– Title Deeds – these documents prove your ownership of the property.

With us, you will have a qualified and dedicated conveyancer who will work with you throughout your property sale. You will have their telephone number and email right from the beginning should you wish to contact them. Our support staff will also be able to assist you and will make sure things keep moving in the right direction.

We are a member of the Law Society’s Quality Conveyancing Scheme which is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.  By being a member of the scheme shows that we: have the expertise to deliver quality residential conveyancing advice.

As far as costs are concerned, our legal fees will be a fixed sum so you won’t have any unexpected bills at the end of the sale. There will be third party costs during the conveyancing process but these we incur on your behalf and include things like Indemnity Insurance policies that we may have to obtain on your behalf and if a policy is required we will advise you during the course of the transaction.. All costs will be explained in full at the beginning of the process.

Under the transparency guidelines issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority we are required to publish estimated costs in relation to house sales, purchases and re-mortgages. Given the vast spectrum of potential scenarios that may apply to each individual transaction we are unable to provide an exact cost estimate. However our approximate fees are listed below for simple sale/purchase transactions:

Property Price
Fee Range excluding VAT
£100,000 - 200,000
£200,000 – 300,000
£550 - £650
£400,000 – 500,000
£650 - £1000

Sales over £500,000 please contact us for a bespoke quote

Additional fees in addition to the above will incur further charges due to the extra work to be undertaken:
  • Leasehold Flat
  • Unregistered Title
  • Selling with Solar Panels
  • Help to Buy Equity Loan for redeeming 
We will advise of the additional costs as the above become apparent in the transaction and will advise you of the additional fees as soon as possible.  In addition disbursements will be charged. For example, Copies of the register of title and plan, documents referred to in the title register, ID checks and bank transfer fees. 

For more information on what is involved in buying a property, read our buyer’s guide to conveyancing.

To get an instant online quote for either a Purchase Only or Purchase & Sale, visit our online conveyancing cost calculator.

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