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Our Solicitors

All hourly rates quoted exclusive of VAT at 20%

Solicitor:

Nicola Fairhurst

Year Qualified: 2004 Years Since Qualified: 20 Hourly Rate: £250.00 Supervisor: Stephen Hodgson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39
Solicitor:

Karl Wilson

Year Qualified: 1990 Years Since Qualified: 34 Hourly Rate: £250.00 Supervisor: Paul Ridehalgh Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39
Solicitor:

Lisa Clark

Year Qualified: 2006 Years Since Qualified: 18 Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Peter Hine Supervisor Years Qualified: 1983 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 41
Solicitor:

Richard Ainsworth

Year Qualified: 1994 Years Since Qualified: 30 Hourly Rate: £250.00 Supervisor: Stephen Hodgson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39
Solicitor:

Paul Ridehalgh

Year Qualified: 1985 Years Since Qualified: 39 Hourly Rate: £250.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34
Solicitor:

Paul Margey

Year Qualified: 1990 Years Since Qualified: 34 Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Richard Ainsworth Supervisor Years Qualified: 1994 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 30
Solicitor:

Katy Rider

Year Qualified: 2018 Years Since Qualified: 6 Hourly Rate: £215.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34
Solicitor:

Anna Kerr

Year Qualified: 2007 Years Since Qualified: 17 Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Victoria Harcourt Supervisor Years Qualified: 2017 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 7
Solicitor:

Jennie Barnes

Year Qualified: 2017 Years Since Qualified: 7 Hourly Rate: £215.00 Supervisor: Stephen Hodgson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39
Solicitor:

Lauren Townson

Year Qualified: 2019 Years Since Qualified: 5 Hourly Rate: £215.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34
Solicitor:

Saarah Foolat

Year Qualified: 2019 Years Since Qualified: 5 Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Nicola Fairhurst Supervisor Years Qualified: 2004 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 20
Solicitor:

Joanne Fong

Year Qualified: 1991 Years Since Qualified: 33 Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Victoria harcourt Supervisor Years Qualified: 2017 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 7

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

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Kirsty Donlan

Year Qualified: 2009 Years Since Qualified: 15 Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Stephen Hodgson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39

Rebecca Harrison

Year Qualified: 2010 Years Since Qualified: 14 Hourly Rate: £215.00 Supervisor: Victoria Harcourt Supervisor Years Qualified: 2017 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 7

Victoria Harcourt

Year Qualified: 2017 Years Since Qualified: 7 Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Richard Ainsworth Supervisor Years Qualified: 1994 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 30

Nicola Birchall

Year Qualified: 2005 Years Since Qualified: 19 Hourly Rate: £215.00 Supervisor: Victoria Harcourt Supervisor Years Qualified: 2017 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 7

Lyndsey Kiley

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £235.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34

Licensed Conveyancers

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Jenni Shoreman

Year Qualified: 2005 Years Since Qualified: 19 Hourly Rate: £215.00 Supervisor: Richard Ainsworth Supervisor Years Qualified: 1994 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 30

Paralegals

All hourly rates quoted exclusive of VAT at 20%

Jayne Cassidy

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Stephen Hodgson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39

Julie Flynn

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Paul Ridehalgh Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39

John Hunter

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Richard Ainsworth Supervisor Years Qualified: 1994 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 30

Louise Bond

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Stephen Hodgson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39

Kimberley Emmett

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34

Sharon Bomsztyk

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Nicola Fairhurst Supervisor Years Qualified: 2004 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 20

Lauren Winder

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Nicola Fairhurst Supervisor Years Qualified: 2004 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 20

Jodie Belcher

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £185.00 Supervisor: Nicola Fairhurst Supervisor Years Qualified: 2004 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 20

Saif Nawaz

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Paul Ridehalgh Supervisor Years Qualified: 1985 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 39

Trainee and Apprentice Solicitors

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Robyn Veevers

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34

Ciara Maloney

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Nicola Fairhurst Supervisor Years Qualified: 2004 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 20

Sophie Aspinall

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Nicola Fairhurst Supervisor Years Qualified: 2004 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 20

Ellie Cliffe

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Karl Wilson Supervisor Years Qualified: 1990 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 34

Fahima Adam

Year Qualified: n/a Years Since Qualified: n/a Hourly Rate: £130.00 Supervisor: Peter Hine Supervisor Years Qualified: 1983 Supervisor Years Since Qualified: 41
Debt Collection FeesPrice
Pre Action Company to Company

Reviewing paperwork – drafting letter before action and updating client with any response received

£250.00 + VAT of 20%
Company to Individual or Individual to Individual

Obtaining instructions, review paperwork provided by client, drafting letter before action and providing client with any response received.

Any further work conducted under the pre-action protocol is charged at the hourly rate including negotiations with the debtor and arranging a payment plan if debtor unable to pay debt in full.

Client’s will be given a costs estimate of any further costs that are likely to be incurred at that stage.

If the matter cannot be settled and court proceedings have to be issued then fees are as follows:-

£250.00 + VAT of 20%
Issue of Court Proceedings

For preparing and issuing claim form including drafting particulars of claim and updating client following issue of court proceedings.

£300 + VAT of 20%
If the defendant does not file an Acknowledgment of Service and/or Defence within the relevant timeframe as set out by the Court, then completing Request for Judgment and filing this with the Court and obtaining Judgment in Default.

If the claim is defended then the hourly charge will apply to all further work undertaken thereafter and client’s will be given a costs estimate of any further costs that are likely to be incurred at that stage. (See hourly rates on our solicitors’ hourly rate section).

£100.00 + VAT of 20%
Court Fees (Disbursements)
Value of ClaimFee payable
Court Issued Claim
Up to £300£35
Greater than £300 but no more than £500£50
Greater than £500 but no more than £1,000£70
Greater than £1,000 but no more than £1,500£80
Greater than £1,500 but no more than £3,000£115
Greater than £3,000 but no more than £5,000£205
Greater than £5,000 but no more than £10,000£455
Greater than £10,000 but no more than £15,0005% of the value of the claim
Greater than £15,000 but no more than £50,000
Greater than £50,000 but no more than £100,000

Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney Fees

Type of WorkPriceDisbursements/ additional charges
WILLS
Basic WillsSingle will = £235 plus VAT of 20%

Double will (on mirror terms) = £420 plus VAT of 20%

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT  of 20% is payable (this is per client in the case of a double will) unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.
Wills including right to occupy trust and SeveranceSingle will = £535 plus VAT of 20%

Double will (on mirror terms) =
£770 plus VAT of 20%

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT  of 20% is payable (this is per client in the case of a double will) unless this has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.
Will leaving residue on discretionary TrustSingle will = £585 plus VAT of 20%

Double will (on mirror terms) =
£920 plus VAT of 20%

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT  of 20% is payable (this is per client in the case of a double will) unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.
Notice of Severance£50 plus VAT of 20%n/a
CodicilsSingle = £135.00 plus VAT of 20%

Double = £220.00 plus VAT of 20%

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is payable (this is per client in the case of a double codicil) unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.
LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY*
Lasting Power of Attorney (Either Finances or Welfare for one person)£400 plus VAT of 20%£82 Registration fee to Office of the Public Guardian (or less if remission/exemption applicable)

AND

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is also payable unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.

Lasting Power of Attorney  (Either Finances or Welfare for husband and wife)£600 plus VAT of 20%£82 Registration fee to Office of the Public Guardian for each document = £164 (or less if remission/exemption applicable)

AND

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is payable (per client) unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.  

Lasting Power of Attorney for both Finances and Welfare (for one person)£600 plus VAT of 20%£82 Registration fee to Office of the Public Guardian for each document = £164 (or less if remission/exemption applicable)

AND

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is payable unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.

Lasting Power of Attorney for both Finances and Welfare (for husband and wife)£1000 plus VAT of 20%£82 Registration fee to Office of the Public Guardian for each document = £328 (or less if remission/exemption applicable)

AND 

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is payable (per client) unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.

Registration of Enduring Power of Attorney£500 plus VAT of 20%£82 Registration fee to Office of the Public Guardian (or less if remission/exemption applicable)

AND

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT  of 20% is payable unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.

PROBATE – GRANT ONLY
IHT 205£850 plus VAT of 20%£300 Probate Registry court fee

£1.50 per copy Grant

£7.50 postage fee

AND

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is payable per Executor unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.

IHT 400£1,250 plus VAT of 20%£300 Probate Registry court fee

£1.50 per copy Grant

£7.50 postage fee

AND

An additional ID verification fee of £15 plus VAT of 20% is payable per Executor unless ID has already been verified by us within the last 3 years.

PROBATE FULL ADMINISTRATION SERVICE

  • Obtain valuations of all assets and liabilities passing by the will or intestacy and assets or gifts included for Inheritance Tax purposes
  • Obtain information to finalise the income tax position to date of death
  • Complete form IHT205/IHT400
  • Prepare a Legal Statement for submission to the Court
  • Calculate and pay any inheritance tax due on the estate
  • Complete s 27 notices to creditors (if required)
  • Take instructions regarding the encashment or transfer of assets
  • Obtain the Grant of Probate form the court and register the Grant of Probate with each of the financial organisations
  • Collect in the cash of the estate and transfer assets as instructed
  • Complete income tax return for the administration period
  • Calculate any capital gains tax payable
  • Complete estate accounts
  • Obtain approval to estate accounts from Executors
  • Complete bankruptcy searches against beneficiaries

We aim to provide our clients with a costs estimate for carrying out this type of work.  The exact costs for this service depends on the individual circumstances in the matter but will be around 1.5% of the gross estate plus Vat at 20%.  The factors that are taken into account to provide an estimated fee include whether there is a Will, how many beneficiaries are involved, the number of assets in the estate, the types of assets, whether the estate is taxable and any family complexities.  We will then estimate how many hours work it will take to complete the estate and provide an estimate of costs on this basis.  We offer a free 30-minute appointment to provide our clients with a costs estimate on the proviso that clients provide us with information requested to enable us to provide you with an estimated fee quote.  At Marsden Rawsthorn we have a friendly and knowledgeable team with varying degrees of expertise which means that we can deliver a personal and cost-efficient service to our clients.  In addition to our fees there will be disbursements which include:

  • Probate application fee £300
  • Each additional copy Grant £1.50 (per copy)
  • Bankruptcy searches £2 (per beneficiary)
  • H M Land Registry title information £3 per title
  • Special delivery fee £7.00

As a guide with regards to timescales to administer an estate, if Inheritance Tax (IHT) is due on an estate, the IHT needs to be paid within 6 months from the date of death. It can take anything from 12 months to 3 years to administer a large estate and the timescale is dependent upon whether HMRC investigate the valuations submitted, the length of time it takes the Court to issue the Grant of Representation, any family complexities and ambiguities in the Will. If the estate is not taxable but there is a house to sell then it may take between 6 and 18 months to administer the estate. These are just guidelines and a lot of variables are involved.

Any Inheritance Tax or other taxes that may be due will be payable separately. You may find guidance and information on HMRC website useful: https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax

* If instructions for Lasting Powers of Attorney are given at the same time as Will instructions, a 10% reduction on the usual fixed fee for the Lasting Powers of Attorney will apply.

PROBATE – GRANT ONLY

Stages of the process for the Grant only service

  • Completing the Legal Statement for submission to the court as part of the probate application
  • Completing the Inheritance Tax Account (IHT400 only)
  • Paying the Inheritance Tax and submitting the Inheritance Tax Account to HMRC (IHT400 only)
  • Dealing with any queries raised by HMRC (IHT400 only)
  • Submitting the probate application to the Court
  • Obtain the Grant of Probate from the Court

*We can write to the financial organisations to ascertain the assets and liabilities as at the date of death but there would be an additional charge for this extra work.

It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to prepare the inheritance tax documentation and the probate application form.

The application will be made through the Probate Registry’s online portal. Thereafter the Grant of Probate should be received within 16 weeks.

More complex or higher-value estates may take longer than smaller or lower-value estates.  Estimated timescales are always subject to third-party turnaround times such as the time it takes the Probate Registry to issue the Grant. This can vary significantly from case to case.

 

Price list – employment policies, unfair dismissal/discrimination procedures & contracts

DOCUMENTSPrice
Full complete staff handbook, including a basic Section 1 Statement, Junior Employment Contract – Senior Employment Contract – Senior (long form) Employment Contract£2000 + VAT of 20%
MINIMUM POLICIES & PROCEDURES WE RECOMMEND FOR ALL BUSINESSES

(The quote for all policies and procedures are for precedents only.  If you require these to be tailored, additional costs will be incurred at the hourly rate, detailed at Legal Charges and Fees – Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors.  VAT is charged at 20% )

Disciplinary Rules & Procedures£150 + VAT at 20%
Grievance Procedure£150 + VAT at 20%
Ant-Harassment & Bullying£150 + VAT at 20%
Health & Safety (5 or more employees)£150 + VAT at 20%
Equal Opportunities£150 + VAT at 20%
Sickness Absence£150+ VAT at 20%
Whistleblowing£150 + VAT at 20%
Data Protection£150 + VAT at 20%
Anti-Bribery£150 + VAT at 20%
GDPR Employee Policy£150 + VAT at 20%
CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT

(The quote for all policies and procedures are for precedents only.  If you require these to be tailored, additional costs will be incurred at the hourly rate, detailed at Legal Charges and Fees – Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors.  VAT is charged at 20% )

Section 1 statement£300 + VAT of 20%
Contract of Employment – Junior Employee£400 + VAT of 20%
Contract of Employment – Senior Employee£600 + VAT of 20%
Contract of Employment – Senior Employee (long form)£700 + VAT of 20%
TRIBUNAL CLAIMS
Our pricing for bringing or defending Tribunal claims (excluding Counsel’s fees and any other disbursements. VAT is charged at 20%)
Simple case- e.g. unlawful deduction of wages, wrongful dismissal, holiday pay, breach of contract, redundancy pay£3,000 to £5,000 + VAT of 20%
Medium complexity case – e.g. unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal

 

High complexity case  – e.g discrimination, whistleblowing, equal pay

£5,000 to £8,000 + VAT of 20%

 

£8,000 to £15,000 plus VAT of 20%

Factors that could make a case more complex/ increase costs-

·       If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims/responses or to provide further information about an existing claim/response

·       Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person

·       Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)

·       Additional hearings such as Preliminary Hearings

·       Drafting and agreeing complex legal issues with the other party

·       The number of witnesses and documents

·       If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer of for health and safety reasons

·       Instruction of a barrister to provide Advice on the Merits/quantum of the claim

·       Instruction of a medical expert to provide a report

·       Instruction of an Actuary to prepare calculation of pension loss

·       If the case is listed for Judicial Mediation or Judicial Assessment

·       Conference with Counsel

·       Number of days the case is listed for a final hearing

·       Making or defending a costs application

 

The quoted costs in relation to Tribunal claims are a guide only and not a fixed price.  An estimate of costs will be provided at the outset of the case considering the complexity of the case and factors that may increase costs as set out above. 

 

We will usually instruct Counsel to represent you at any hearings and Counsel’s fee will be in addition to our above costs. Counsel’s fee will be subject to the seniority of the barrister and the number of days the hearing is listed for. (A simple case will generally be listed for 0.5 – 1 day, a medium case 1-2 days and a high complexity case may be listed for 3-15 days depending on complexity).  We will obtain an estimate of Counsel’s fees as soon as possible in your matter.  As a guide, Counsel’s fees for representation at a final hearing are likely to be in the region of £1,250 – £2,500 plus VAT of 20% per day depending on the seniority of the barrister.

 

Time limit for tribunal work

We estimate the time to conclude tribunal cases at a final Tribunal hearing will take approximately 6 to 12 months for small to medium complexity cases from the date of issuing the claim and between 6 – 24 months for high complexity cases from the date of issuing the claim.  These timescales are an estimate only and are subject to other factors outside of our control including the other parties involved in the case and the availability of the Tribunal and their workload.

The quoted costs also exclude disbursements, such as costs for an expert opinion and or witness, e.g. medical, accountancy or actuarial and travel costs.

Residential Sale, Purchase and Re-mortgage

We are always that step ahead ensuring we are alert with any hidden problems that arise down the line. With our pro-active, straightforward and personal approach to property matters, our aim is to complete your transaction as soon as is reasonably possible.

Selling or buying a property at auction is becoming increasingly popular. We offer prompt and professional service in respect of any property you may wish to sell or buy at auction.

We offer a pre-auction pack review so if you are buying at auction, you can proceed with your bid in the peace of mind that your risk and costs in relation to your proposed purchase are known and understood.

We will guide you step by step, offering advice that will help you make the right decisions and achieve a positive outcome for you. Mortgage providers will want to ensure you can meet any repayments and by working closely with you, we can gain a thorough understanding of your situation and guide you along the way.

Stages of the process for the purchase of Freehold properties

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Stages of the process for the purchase of Leasehold Properties

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • Advise you on joint ownership
  • Obtain pre-completion searches
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Our fee assumes that:

  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Stages of the process for the sale of Freehold properties

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to discharge mortgages if needed
  • Research title and issue contact documents
  • Reply to any necessary enquiries from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will no longer own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the purchaser’s solicitors
  • Complete sale
  • Deal with discharging the mortgage (if applicable)

Stages of the process for the sale of Leasehold Properties

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to discharge mortgages if needed
  • Research title and issue contact documents
  • Reply to any necessary enquiries from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Contact the freeholder to ascertain their requirements in relation to the sale
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you will no longer own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the purchaser’s solicitors
  • Complete sale
  • Deal with discharging the mortgage (if applicable)

Our fee assumes that:

  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation

How long will my house sale and purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8 to 12 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take less time. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take longer In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

Stages of the process for Re-mortgaging properties

The precise stages involved in the remortgage of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund the remortgage
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete remortgage
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

How long will my house Remortgage take?

How long it will take will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 3 to 6 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on whether you have a mortgage in principle or own a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, which can take longer In such, a situation additional charges may apply.

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Paul Margey£235 per hour + VAT at 20%
Jenni Shoreman£215 per hour + VAT at 20%
John Hunter£218 per hour + VAT at 20%

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