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At Anderson Browne Solicitors we aim to make the process of buying or selling a property stress-free for our clients and that your property transaction is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Property Solicitors Bishops Stortford

We only handle residential property sales and cash purchases, and provide a fixed fee service.

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender or their solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of the other party’s solicitor
  • Respond to enquiries
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through the conditions of the mortgage offer with you
  • Send final Report to you with the contract for signature
  • Agree the completion date with the other party’s solicitor
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the lender, the other party or you
  • Complete purchase /sale
  • Report and pay for Stamp Duty/Land Tax, and payment to any third parties
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry where relevant

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Disbursements (i.e. expenses), are costs related to your matter that are paid to third parties, such as land registry, HMRC etc. These expenses are never included in our fees. We require funds on account, in order to handle these expenses to ensure a smooth process. The usual disbursements include (but not limited to):

The usual disbursements include (but not limited to):

  • Search fees – will vary between £250.00 and £400.00 depending on the type and volume of searches required
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax – will vary depending on your transaction and history. A stamp duty calculator is available on the .gov website
  • Land Registry fee – these also vary. A list is available on the Land Registry website
  • Management Agents pack on sale of leasehold – These vary, so we request this information and turnaround times, as soon as we are instructed and notify you. Typically, these will range from £250.00 to £500.00 excluding VAT.
  • Freeholder fees – These vary, so we make enquiries as soon as possible from the start of the transaction. Typically, these will range from £250.00 to £500.00 including VAT.
Transaction Price Legal Fee
Freehold properties
Up to £500,000 £1,250.00
£500,001 to £750,000 £1,500.00
£750,000 to £1,000,000 £1,875.00
Over £1,000,001 From £2,250.00
Listed & Leasehold property (min 0.28%)
Under £500,000 £1,450.00
£500,001 to £750,000 £1,850.00
£750,000 to £1,000,000 £2,500.00
Over £1,000,001 A percentage of the price. Please contact us for a bespoke estimate. From 0.30 – 0.50% depending on instructions, urgency and complexities etc
Plus Disbursements
Residential Lease Extension From £850.00 (actual fee will depend on the terms, premium, and urgency)

The figures quoted above exclude VAT and assume a straightforward transaction without unforeseen complexity or issues.

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