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During the course of your residential transaction additional legal costs may be necessary which we are unable to include in our original estimate because the need for such additional matters does not usually arise until the transaction is commenced and “underway”.  It is not possible to cover every eventuality but we set out below estimated additional legal costs which may be incurred that most commonly arise.

Each telegraphic transfer fee

£35.00 (plus VAT)

SDLT return

£75.00 (plus VAT)

Mortgage on Purchase

As per mortgage fees in the mortgage offer, but with a minimum amount of £150.00 plus VAT

Redemption of a First Mortgage

£100.00 (plus VAT)

Redemption of each subsequent charge

£100.00 (plus VAT)

Arranging or approving a standard indemnity policy

From £50.00 (plus VAT)

Arranging or approving a bespoke indemnity policy

From £100.00 (plus VAT)

Additional fees for a share of freehold

£100.00 (plus VAT)

Leasehold fee for shared ownership properties


£350.00 (plus VAT)

Deed of Covenant (Standard)

From £100.00  (plus VAT)

Obtaining certificate of compliance (title)

£50.00  (plus VAT)

Notice of Transfer/Charge

£50.00  (plus VAT)

Dealing with gifted deposits

£100.00  (plus VAT)

Dealing with 3rd Party Solicitors such as matrimonial solicitors


From £100.00 (plus VAT)

Declaration of Trusts

£125.00  (plus VAT)

Dealing with unregistered land

From £100.00 (plus VAT)

Dealing with Second titles

£100.00 (plus VAT)

Dealing with restrictions (not charges or tenants in common restrictions)


From £100.00  (plus VAT)

Additional fees for a Help to Buy ISA

£50.00 (plus VAT)

Additional fees for Help to Buy contribution on purchase


£350.00 (plus VAT)

Additional fees for Help to Buy on a sale/Re-mortgage

£250.00 (plus VAT)

Statutory Declaration or Statement of Truth

From £100 (plus VAT)