If you are in the process of buying or selling a house, it is likely that you will be researching residential conveyancing or solicitor firms and deciding which conveyance/solicitor is right for you.
Given that we undertake work throughout England and Wales and given that there are a number of ways in which you could be introduced to the firm it is not possible to produce a detailed bespoke estimate on the website. We have therefore published an average fee for properties based on pricing bands.
The price table below relates to a freehold sale or purchase without a mortgage. This is an average price that we charge for a property within that price range. For a detailed estimate please contact us.
Goodchild Vizard and Smart’s Average Fee (prices are exclusive of VAT)
|Up to £100,000||£500|
|£100,001 - £150,00||£525|
|£150,001 - £200,000||£550|
|£200,001 - £250,000||£575|
|£250,001 - £300,000||£600|
|£300,001 - £350,000||£625|
|£350,001 - £400,000||£650|
|£400,001 - £450,000||£675|
|£450.001 - £500,000||£700|
|£500,001 - £550,000||£725|
|£550,001 - £600,000||£750|
|£600,001 and over||Please contact us specifically|
Should your transaction involve a mortgage, be leasehold, shared ownership, involve a Help to Buy Equity charge or Help to buy ISA additional fees will apply.
If you are purchasing a property with a mortgage we will be required to act for you lender as well as you. This work includes complying with your lenders specific instructions and the registration of your lenders mortgage upon completion.
If you are selling with a mortgage we will need to obtain a redemption figure from them, repay the mortgage on completion and submit paperwork to the lender in order for the mortgage to be removed from the property upon completion.
Where your purchase involves a Help to Buy Mortgage we also act for the Help To Buy Agent. The process for this is more involved than a standard mortgage and requires that we provide a number of undertakings (legal promises) and detailed reports to you.
If your sale or purchase is leasehold we will need to obtain replies to a large number of leasehold enquiries from the Landlord and/or Management Company.
We are legally obliged to require you to provide evidence of your identity and the identity of any one you are acting on behalf of or who is providing a gift to you.
If you are purchasing and using a Help To Buy ISA, we are required by HM Revenue and Customs to obtain a declaration to confirm that you are eligible for the ISA and submit documentation in order to claim the ISA and received the bonus from them.
If you are purchasing a Shared Ownership property, these contain a vast amount of paperwork and additional work to be undertaken.
In addition to our fees you will be required to pay fees to third parties such as:
Land Registry to register the transfer of the property. The fee payable will depend on the price of the property and their fees can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees.
Stamp Duty Land Tax: Stamp duty Land Tax is payable on increasing portions of a property price above £125,000.00. There are different rules if you are buying your first home or if you a purchasing an additional property. Stamp duty rates can be found at https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax/residential-property-rates.
Our price includes all of the work needed to buy your home. This includes registration at the Land Registry and if applicable, dealing with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.
The time taken to complete the purchase of your new home depends on several things. The current national average (https://www.gov.uk/buy-sell-your-home) is 2-3 months if there is no chain. The number of houses in a chain will affect the time it takes.
In some cases we may pay a referral fee to a mortgage broker. The average fee is £100.00. We will tell you if we are paying a referral fee on your case. This is a fee paid by ourselves and is not an additional cost to you.