Legal fees for buying and selling a home

Our fees cover the work required to complete the purchase of your new home and/or the sale of your existing home, dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

Our fees

The fee charged is dependent on the value of the property and the table below sets out our rates:

 Property Price

 Sale Fee

 Purchase Fee

 £0 - £125,000 £850 - £1350 + VAT £875 - £1350 + VAT
 £125,001 - £250,000 £950 - £1450 + VAT £975 - £1450 + VAT
 £250,001 - £500,000 £1050 - £1600 + VAT £1075 - £1600 +VAT
 £500,001 - £750,000 £1150 - £1850 + VAT £1175 - £1850 + VAT
 £750,001 - £900,000 £1350 - £1850 + VAT £1275 - £1850 + VAT
 £900,001 - £1,000,000 £1550 - £1975 + VAT £1575 - £1975 + VAT
 £1,000,001 - £2,000,000 £1850 - £2750 + VAT £1875 - £2775 + VAT


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

Buying a home additional fees and disbursements

Mortgage fee£100.00 + VAT
Leasehold fee£200.00 + VAT
Telegraphic Transfer fee£30.00 + VAT
Electronic ID check fee£10.00 + VAT per person
Bankruptcy check£2.00 per person
Land Registry search fee£3.00
Land Registry fee: this is dependent on the value of the property and whether the property is registered.£40.00 to £910.00
Stamp Duty Land Tax**: this is dependent on the value of the property and whether the property is classed as a second home.TBC
Searches for non-new build property (local, drainage, chancel, environmental)£179.00 to £229.30
Searches for new build property (Local, chancel, environmental)£129.00 to £174.00

** Stamp Duty Land Tax depends on the purchase of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using the HMRCs online calculator. If the property is located in Wales, use the Welsh Revenue Authority’s calculator.

Selling a home additional fees and disbursements


Leasehold fee£200.00 + VAT
Telegraphic transfer fee£30.00 + VAT
Electronic ID check fee£10.00 + VAT per person
Land Registry official copy entries£6.00 per copy
Land Registry official copy document£3.00 per document

Legal fees for other property work


Re-mortgage£700.00 + VAT

How long will my purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors and we will aim to give you a realistic idea of how long your conveyancing should take at the outset. The process can be quicker or slower depending on variables such as the parties in the chain, mortgage agreements, availability of the property, the paperwork and searches to name a few.

Most conveyancing transactions are completed within around 18-22 weeks (due to current market conditions and the impact of Covid-19, the national average is currently 19 weeks).

Our experience:

The Residential Property team have a wealth of experience in all areas of property conveyancing and deliver a high quality conveyancing service. There are six permanent members of the team assisted by support staff. For further information on our services and experience please visit our Residential Conveyancing pages or contact us direct.

Request a conveyancing quote

For further help and advice on the above or to request a quote please contact your local Hunt & Coombs Residential Conveyancing Team on:

  • Peterborough  01733 882800
  • Huntingdon     01480 411224
  • Oundle            01832 273506
  • St Neots          01480 702207

Or email the Residential Conveyancing Team directly at: