Low cost conveyancing services

Finding a conveyancing solicitor to instruct should not be as hard and time-consuming as it was in the past – where you’re worried that they won’t be able to carry put their tasks because you’re in Bristol and their firm’s in Liverpool. It doesn’t have to matter where you are now. Whether you’re in London, Manchester, or anywhere else in the UK, finding a conveyancer is already within reach.

With an easy click of a button at Conveyancing 24-7, you’ll get at least five conveyancing quotes from different conveyancing solicitors which you can compare and choose from. And because we’re only after your best interests, we work with firms who can only guarantee excellent services and the best value for your money.

We look to ease the stress of the entire property transaction by offering you a more convenient way to find a suitable conveyancer that can help you through your property sale, purchase, or remortgage. With Conveyancing 24-7, you don’t have to drive from one place to another searching for a firm; neither would you have to ring every listed number on your phone book only to be left frustrated.


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Comparing conveyancing fees does not get any faster and more convenient here. There’s no running around in circles. Simply select your quote type on our website and straight after submitting your enquiry, you will receive your quotations – helping you learn what you need to know and make a decision quicker than ever.

And because you can compare the pricing details quickly, you’ll be save a lot of time and money, too, from having to search and make enquiries from one firm to another. Conveyancing 24-7 is dedicated to providing you with low cost conveyancing solicitors.

And not just that…the conveyancing firms we will recommend you, from anywhere in the UK, are well-versed and competitive to make sure you complete your property transaction without giving you stress at all.


Your Comprehensive Guide to Conveyancing Price Structures

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A lot of conveyancing quotes that you may receive these days may be intended to deceive you, so be warned.

As conveyancing turned out to become a competitive market in the UK, there are a number of firms and conveyancing solicitors out there employing quite dodgy schemes to make their quotes appear cheaper than they actually cost.

To help you determine the difference and find out if you’re being tricked into paying hidden charges in the end, here’s a comprehensive guide for you.

Your Conveyancing Quote Should Be Divided Into Two Parts

1. Conveyancer’s Basic/Legal Fees

Basically, this is what your solicitor charges you for their time in processing your transaction. The price, however, differs from one firm to another (and an average of £500.00 may be expected).

UK Conveyancers may also charge their basic fees in these three ways:

  1. Fixed-Fee – which has become quite a common practice. Some would even offer a no-move-no-fee offer, which basically means their legal fees are free of charge if your transaction does not push through to completion.
  2. Scale Based on the Property’s Value – this is quite rare at present but was quite common in the past, where legal/basic fees are calculated on a percentage of the property’s agreed price/value.
  3. Per Hour – this used to be popular in the past, too but with the market becoming very competitive, it’s very rare that you’ll find conveyancers who will charge you by the hour spent on your case.

2. Conveyancing Disbursements

These are generally tasks and paperwork to be sorted that conveyancers foot the bill for on your behalf, and should (somewhat) be similar in every quote. After all, they are fixed charges,

What You Should be Aware Of

One common trick that conveyancers may have in place to earn more if to fabricate disbursements. They may take tasks that should already be covered by their basic fees but will put a huge amount on them.
How You Can Calculate and See the Difference

  1. Always look for an itemised list. Do not just take the price into consideration without seeing what’s included in it.
  2. Always check the fine print for unnecessary (additional) charges. We’ll have them listed later on.

What You Should See in the Quote

Selling a Property

  • Basic/Legal Fee (from £200 – £1200) + Value Added Tax
    If selling a leasehold property, an additional £50-£250 should be expected as your conveyancer may have to do more work compared to selling a freehold house.
  • Land Registry Copies (from £4 – £8)
    These are documents confirming you to be the registered titleholder of the property.
  • Telegraphic Transfer (from £20 – £30+ + Value Added Tax
    This is only applicable if you have a mortgage of more than £60,000 to claim. Amounts less than £60,000 can be claimed via Bank Automated Clearing System (BACS) without charge.

Buying a Property

  • Basic/Legal Fee (from £200 – £1200) + Value Added Tax
    If buying a leasehold property, an additional £50-£250 should be expected as your conveyancer may have to do more work compared to selling a freehold house.
  • Land Registry Copies (from £4 – £8)
    This is part of the pre-completion search or priority search, to verify if the seller is the registered owner of the property.
  • Bankruptcy Search (from £2 – £4)
    This is done to check and confirm with the lender that you have not recently gone bankrupt.
  • Local Authority Search (from £100 – £200)
    This cost differ from one area to another. Transparent conveyancing quotes should specify the Local Authority Search cost in the area you’re buying the property from.
  • Drainage Search (from £30 – £40) + Value Added Tax
    This search is done to see whether the property is connected to fresh and foul water sewers, and may be different from one water company to another.
  • Chancel Repair Liability Search (£10 average) + Value Added tax
    This is done to find out if you have an obligation to contribute to the upkeep of a local church.
  • Environmental Search (from £30 – £35) + Value Added Tax
    This identifies any evidence of contamination on and around the property you are buying. If such is present, you may end up responsible for the cost of cleaning it up although you didn’t cause it. Be sure to check this with your conveyancer before you finalise your decision about instructing them, as some quotes are quite vague about this being included in the checks.
  • Location Specific Local Searches (from £40 – £250) + Value Added Tax
    This is done to see if the area is within a mining (coal, limestone, Cheshire bring, China clay. or tin) area. Although this may sometimes hard to anticipate, check with your conveyancer if it will be included in the tasks they need to carry out for you.
  • Additional Conveyancing Searches (from £45 – £70) + Value Added Tax
    There are times that your conveyancer may need to do other searches depending on the area where you’re buying the property in.
  • Land Registration Fee (from £40 – £700)
    Registering yourself as the new owner/titleholder of the property will require you to pay a Land Registry fee based on the value that you bought it for. To make it easier, see the table below for the matrix:
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  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (based on a certain percentage of the property’s value)
    This is your obligation to the Inland Revenue and should be settled within 30 days of completing your purchase. See the table below:
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What dodgy charges should you be on the lookout for?

These extra costs may appear on the disbursements or maybe even in the small print in some instances, so it’s best that you carefully read through your conveyancing quote to avoid nasty surprises.

  • Professional Indemnity Contribution (from £30 – £50) + Value Added Tax
    This should actually be included as part of the conveyancer’s basic/legal fees, as professional indemnity insurance is already a part of their business’ overhead.
  • Postage, Photocopying & Phone Calls (from £5 – £50) + Value Added Tax
    Also a part of the conveyancing firm’s overhead, you should not be paying for these anymore, save for international calls and postage (but should be itemised in the invoice).
  • Stamp Duty Tax Return Form (£50) + Value Added Tax
    Over a decade ago, Stamp Duty Tax forms changed from being a single page document to several pages, prompting conveyancers to take advantage of this. They would assist in filling out the form for an extra sum of money in the disbursement. However, this should already be a part of their basic/legal fees.
  • Liaising with Your Lender (from £100 – £150) + Value Added Tax
    The reason you’re paying your solicitor’s basic/legal fees is for their time and expertise to deal with individuals and parties directly involved in your purchase; and this includes having to work with your mortgage lender from time to time. So, if your conveyancer charges you an extra hundred quid for this, no… just no.
  • Dealing with Leasehold Property (from £50 – £250) + Value Added Tax
    When requesting for a quote, you will typically have an option to indicate if you’re buying a freehold or leasehold property. The quote will then be adjusted according to what you specified in the request, so you should not have a disbursement (charge) for dealing with leasehold properties.