Service Range of costs Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Freehold Sale
Less than £300,000
£750 - £795 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Official copy entries –“OC1” form please refer to:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
VAT @ 20% 8-12 weeks
Freehold Sale
£301,000 - £500,000
£795 - £1250 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Official copy entries –“OC1” form please refer to:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
VAT @ 20% 8-12 weeks
Freehold sale
£500,001 +
Scale fee
£1250 upwards dependent on property value plus bank transfer fee on completion
Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Official copy entries –“OC1” form please refer to:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
VAT @ 20% 8-12 weeks
Freehold purchase
Less than £300,000
£750-£795 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by status, price & other properties already owned)

Anti money laundering searches @ £6 per person
No VAT


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry

No VAT
8-12 weeks
Freehold Purchase
£301,000 - £500,000
£795 - £1250 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by price & other properties already owned)
No VAT


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry

No VAT
8-12 weeks
Freehold Purchase
£500,001 +
Scale fee
£1250 upwards dependent on property value. plus bank transfer fee on completion
Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by price & other properties already owned)
No VAT


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry

No VAT
8-12 weeks
Leasehold Sale
Less than £300,000
£750 - £795 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Office copy entries –“OC1” form please refer to:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
VAT @ 20% 8-12 weeks
Leasehold Sale
£301,000 - £500,000
£795 - £1250 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Office copy entries –“OC1” form please refer to:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
VAT @ 20% 8-12 weeks
Leasehold Sale
£500,001 +
Scale fee
£1250 upwards dependent on property value plus bank transfer fee on completion
Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Office copy entries –“OC1” form please refer to:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
VAT @ 20% 8-12 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
Less than £300,000
£750 - £795 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by price & other properties already owned)
No VAT


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry

No VAT
8-12 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
£301,000 - £500,000
£795 - £1250 plus VAT plus bank transfer fee on completion Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by price & other properties already owned)
No VAT


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry

No VAT
8-12 weeks
Leasehold Purchase
£500,001 +
Scale fee
£1250 upwards dependent on property value plus bank transfer fee on completion
Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by price & other properties already owned)
No VAT


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry


20% VAT according to search enquiry

No VAT
8-12 weeks
Mortgage or re-mortgage £550 upwards dependent on value and lenders requirements plus VAT Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more Land registration fee (Scale 1 fee)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Priority Search
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-information-services-fees

Bankruptcy Search
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bankruptcy-official-search-application-k16

Search disbursements determined by locality

Stamp Duty (determined by price & other properties already owned)
4-6 weeks
Shared Ownership Freehold Purchase £600 plus VAT Fixed Fee Find out more Find out more

The freehold purchase of a property valued at £450,000 would cost approximately £1125 plus VAT and would be provided on a fixed fee basis. Carried out by Debra Rose whose qualifications are Solicitor with no supervision requirements. Disbursements would include land registry fees and searches and would cost approximately £1250, searches attract VAT at a rate of 20%. From instruction the key stages of the process are as follows, taking client instructions, data collation, confirm instructions to sellers solicitors, await contract pack, check title, searches, raise enquiries, preliminary report to client, report on searches and enquiries, final report to client, deposits and exchange] and is likely to take on average about 8-12 weeks for the matter to complete.