Whether you are purchasing or selling a property we understand that this can seem a daunting and complex task. At DSL Solicitors we always want to be clear with you regarding the costs which will be involved from the outset.

Each property transaction is different, and our fees will be tailored to reflect your requirements. At the outset of each matter a costs estimate will be provided considering each aspect of your matter. There will be occasions when circumstances will add to the complexity of your matter and the initial time and cost estimates which would have been provided to you at the outset of your matter. DSL Solicitors will always keep you updated of any change in costs and circumstances and explain the reason why. We will notify you in writing if our fees or disbursements will increase from the costs estimate that is provided to you at the outset of your matter, before any additional charges are incurred.

Below we have set out examples of the costs involved on several typical conveyancing transactions. These are to provide an indication of our costs and the likely costs involved for disbursements (any other costs related with the process).

Conveyancing Fee Estimate

Our fees range from approximately £550 for a straightforward matter to £2,000 (or more) for higher value properties which may have additional complex features.

We will always provide you with an individual cost estimate at the beginning of your matter.

The example below is of our general costs in buying and selling residential property. As each matter is different, we will tailor our advice to your circumstances to provide a fee estimate based on your particular situation.

Purchase Price
£150 k
Sales Price
£150 k
£150 k
Transfer & Re-Mortage
£150 k
Our Fees £895.00 £800.00 £425.00 £600.00
VAT £179.00 £160.00 £85.00 £120.00
Local Search £75.00 - - £75.00
Enviro Search £58.80 - - £58.80
Drainage Search £40.00 - - £40.00
Mining Search £47.60 - - £47.60
Bankruptch (per person) £2.00 - - £2.00
Offical Search £2.00 - - £2.00
Registration Fee £135.00 - £30.00 £30.00
SDLT (to be confirmed at time of estimate) £0.00 - - -
LR Information - £6.00 £6.00 £6.00
Telegraphic Transfer Fee £30.00 £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
VAT £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 £6.00
TOTAL £1471.40 £1002.00 £582.00 £1018.40

Additional Information

The examples are based on one person undertaking part in the transaction.

Search Prices vary from each area and upon your instructions a cost confirmation will be made of the search price in the locality of the property.

The SDLT calculation is based on person purchasing who does not own additional property. A SDLT calculation based on your situation will be provided at the outset of your matter confirming your SDLT liability.

There may be additional fees based on your circumstances which may include: -

  • £150 + vat if the property is unregistered.
  • £175 + vat if the property is a new build
  • £175 + vat if the property is a leasehold.

Our Team

Your case will be managed by one of our Property Solicitors who has knowledge and experience in this area of the law. They will be assisted by Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and other support staff.

If you would like further information please contact Sonia Dassaur or Sonia Nath on 0121 7022758.

Our Services to Individuals

We offer personal, friendly and professional support to individuals on a wide range of legal issues.

Our Services to Business

Technical experts who understand your organisation and the sectors you operate in.

Our Service Aims & Ethos

We aim to provide all clients with clear unambiguous legal advice.

Contact Us

Head Office:

DSL Solicitors, 2 Snow Hill, Queensway Birmingham

B4 6GA.

Tel: 0121 702 2758

Fax: 0121 777 7277

Conveyancing Quality Accredited

Lexcel Accredited

DSL Solicitors is the trading name of Dassaur Solicitors Ltd registered in England (CRN 09391709).

Authorised and Regulated by the SRA (SRA number: 625267)