Buying or Selling your home – what does it cost?

The cost of conveyancing for buying, selling, or remortgaging a property will include legal fees, search expenses, freeholder fees and Land Registry fees.

The exact fees you must pay will depend on the size and nature of your transaction. Our Conveyancing Calculator will give you an instant conveyancing costs quote for your own situation. Stamp Duty is also payable on certain property transactions and we can give you guidance on that too.

We provide you with a fixed fee quote at the outset of the transaction. If for any reason, your matter does not proceed to completion we will charge you a discounted rate with respect to our fees.

Example costs of purchase/sale of a freehold residential property

Price of Freehold Property (£) SELLING (£) BUYING (£)
To  150,000 650.00 850.00
150,001 – 300,000 750.00 950.00
300,001 – 500,000 950.00 1,200.00
500,001 – 750,000 1,500.00 2,200.00
750,001 + Please contact us
  • Search fees £20 – £450 depending on what searches are ordered
  • HM Land Registry fee £20 – £910 depending on price of property

If you are buying or selling a leasehold property, additional costs will apply.

At all stages we will however, keep you abreast of cost and if any unexpected costs arise, let you know.

For a no obligation quote, please use our instant conveyancing quote calculator and see how our price and service compares. Or you can contact our conveyancing solicitors in Birmingham on 0121 772 2226 or email

*Prices quoted do not include VAT or third-party payments.


In terms of time scales, every transaction is different so takes a different amount of time, but we estimate that the average time is between 6-12 weeks based on the speed of searches and mortgage offers and how quickly other people in a property chain tend to move.  Very complex transactions can take more time.

Who will be doing the work?

Our property team have a wide range of skills and you will be allocated the team members with the best skills to a handle your specific transaction.  For more information on the property team – click here