PROPERTY LAW

PROPERTY LAW - HELP FOR YOU

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INTRODUCTION
Buying or selling a property can be a bewildering process. It is usually called ‘conveyancing’. At ACSL Solicitors we aim to take away the uncertainty surrounding conveyancing for our clients. We do this by following simple steps:-
 
  • We use plain and simple English - so you know exactly what is happening and why
  • If we aren’t available when you contact us, we will always respond within a set timescale - so you will never be left feeling uninformed
  • We respond promptly to each stage of your file - so we can ensure it is moving as swiftly as possible
  • We are transparent about our prices – they’re all listed here on the website
  • We also use our website, blog and social media platforms to deconstruct the terms and process used in conveyancing and property law.

Our lead property solicitor is Peter Skinner or Joseph Mulrooney, ably supported by Legal Assistant Josh White. 
​WE’RE SELLING
Selling a property will involve providing lots of information relating to the property and your ownership of it. We have written an overview of the sale process in our blog here. We hope you find it useful. 

We will be there to answer any questions you have, no matter how small. We will make sure that the buyer solicitors are provided with all the information they need to allow them to move forward towards a completion date as smoothly and quickly as possible.

We’ll also deal with any outstanding mortgage registered against the property, and make sure that you know exactly how much is owed & when it will be paid from the sale monies.
 
More than anything, we’ll know you by name and we’ll always be happy to answer any questions that you might have. We’ve written a more detailed blog post covering the sale process – you can read it here.
 
Remember, while we act for you we will:-
  • Use plain and simple English
  • Keep you updated
  • Respond promptly to you
  • Be transparent about our fees
 
PROPERTY VALUE OUR FEES
£0 - £100,000 £550 plus £110 VAT & disbursements
£100,001 - £150,000 £595 plus £119 VAT & disbursements
£150,001 - £200,000 £625 plus £125 VAT & disbursements
£200,001 - £250,000 £650 plus £130 VAT & disbursements
£250,001 - £300,000 £695 plus £139 VAT & disbursements
£300,001 - £400,000 £750 plus £150 VAT & disbursements
£400,001 - £500,000 £825 plus £165 VAT & disbursements
Over £500,001 Quoted on an individual basis
 
USUAL DISBURSEMENTS​ COST
Telegraphic transfer fee £30 plus £6 VAT
Land Registry Documents £3 per document + 90p Infotrack fee
Digital ID Admin Fee £15 + £3 VAT per person
Archiving Admin Fee £15 + £3 VAT

Certain types of transaction will involve significant extra work, and so we charge an additional fee listed below:-
 

Shared Ownership

Where the transaction is classed as a shared ownership then we charge £175 + £35 VAT in addition to our usual costs and disbursements.
 

Leasehold Enquiries

Where we are involved in complex investigations with the Landlord or Management Company then we must make an unavoidable additional charge of £300 + £60 VAT to deal with such enquiries.
 

New Build Properties

We charge £150 + £30 VAT in addition to our usual costs and disbursements for dealing with these matters.
 

Unregistered Title

Where the property has not yet been registered at HM Land Registry we charge an additional fee of £150 + £30 VAT to prepare an Epitome of Title and deal with any enquiries relating to the unregistered title.
 

HMOs

We charge £150 + £30 VAT in addition to our usual costs and disbursements for dealing with these matters.

We have written an overview of the sale process in our blog here. We hope you find it useful. 
​WE’RE BUYING
Buying a property can be a stressful process, after all it involves one of the biggest financial commitments you will make. We will work for you to make sure the process proceeds as smoothly as possible. We will make sure that the legal title for the property is in good order. We will make sure your mortgage offer reflects what you expected. We will also conduct searches and enquiries designed to identify the risk of any problems associated with the property.
 
More than anything we will know you by name, and we will always be happy to speak with you and to answer any questions you might have. For a more detailed overview of the purchase process click here.
 
Remember, while we act for you we will:-
  • Use plain and simple English
  • Keep you updated
  • Respond promptly to you
  • Be transparent about our fees
We've produced an overview of the purchase process. You can read it here. We hope you find it useful.
PROPERTY VALUE OUR FEES
£0 - £100,000 £575 plus £115 VAT & disbursements
£100,001 - £150,000 £595 plus £119 VAT & disbursements
£150,001 - £200,000 £625 plus £125 VAT & disbursements
£200,001 - £250,000 £695 plus £139 VAT & disbursements
£250,001 - £300,000 £750 plus £150 VAT & disbursements
£300,001 - £400,000 £795 plus £159 VAT & disbursements
£400,001 - £500,000 £850 plus £170 VAT & disbursements
Over £500,001 Quoted on an individual basis
 
USUAL DISBURSEMENTS​ COST
Search pack + review fee £202.50 + £30 review fee + £6 VAT
Land registry search £3 + 90p Infotrack fee
Bankruptcy search £2 per name + 90p Infotrack fee
Telegraphic transfer fee £30 plus £6 VAT
SDLT fee £75 plus £15 VAT
Land registry fee* £tbc
Stamp Duty £tbc
Digital ID Admin Fee £15 + £3 VAT per person
Archiving Admin Fee £15 + £3 VAT

*Land Registry fees can be found here.

Certain types of transaction will involve significant extra work, and so we charge an additional fee listed below:-
 

Shared Ownership

Where the transaction is classed as a shared ownership then we charge £175 + £35 VAT in addition to our usual costs and disbursements.
 

Leasehold Enquiries

Where we are involved in complex investigations with the Landlord or Management Company then we must make an unavoidable additional charge of £300 + £60 VAT to deal with such enquiries.
 

New Build Properties

We charge £150 + £30 VAT in addition to our usual costs and disbursements for dealing with these matters.


Help To Buy 

We charge £75 + £15 VAT in addition to our usual costs and disbursements for dealing with these matters.

Unregistered Title

Where the property has not yet been registered at HM Land Registry we charge an additional fee of £150 + £30 VAT to review any Epitome of Title and deal with any enquiries relating to the unregistered title.

We've produced an overview of the purchase process. You can read it here. We hope you find it useful.
​REMORTGAGING
This is usually a very straightforward process. Usually your mortgage lender will satisfy itself that the property fits the amount of mortgage being advanced. Then we will receive the mortgage documents. We will also request searches against the property where needed, and we review the information received to make sure the property is a sound purchase, from a legal point of view. From here it usually only takes a couple of weeks to complete the process.
 
We will also register your ownership of the property, and any mortgage provider’s interest, with the Land Registry. Within a couple of weeks you should receive an electronic document confirming the new Land Registry documents confirming your ownership.
 
Only now can we begin the process of closing our file. This doesn’t mean our relationship must come to an end, you will always be free to contact us if you have any queries. Don’t forget, all existing clients receive a lifelong 10% on all of our fees.
 
PROPERTY VALUE OUR FEES
£0 - £100,000 £375 plus £75 VAT & disbursements
£100,001 - £200,000 £400 plus £80 VAT & disbursements
£200,001 - £300,000 £450 plus £90 VAT & disbursements
£300,001 - £400,000 £525 plus £105 VAT & disbursements
£400,001 - £500,000 £575 plus £115 VAT & disbursements
Over £500,001 Quoted on an individual basis
 
USUAL DISBURSEMENTS​ COST
Search pack + review fee £177.50 + £30 review fee + £6 VAT
Land registry search £3 + 90p Infotrack fee
Bankruptcy search £2 per name + 90p Infotrack fee
Telegraphic transfer fee £30 plus £6 VAT
Land registry fee £tbc

​Our lead property solicitors are Peter Skinner and Joseph Mulrooney, ably asssted by Josh White.
MOVING HOME?
Call us and we can help with your legal needs
0151 363 3977

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