Pricing & Service Information

Purchase of a Property (leasehold and freehold)

Kitsons Solicitors - Residential property services

Our fees cover all of the legal work required to complete the sale of the property based in England & Wales.

Including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

The information is based on a number of assumptions and in particular the fee assumes that:

  • 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
  • the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation


From To Freehold Leasehold
£0 £200,000 £975 (+£195) £1,195 (+£239)
£200,000 £300,000 £1,045 (+£209) £1,295 (+£259)
£300,000 £400,000 £1,095 (+£219) £1,345 (+£269)
£400,000 £500,000 £1,195 (+£239) £1,445 (+£289)
£500,000 £600,000 £1,400 (+280) £1,650 (+£330)
£600,000 £750,000 £1,550 (+£310) £1,800 (+£360)
£750,000 £1,000,000 £1,700 (+£340) £1,950 (+£390)
£1,000,000 plus refer refer

Plus disbursements

Fees relating to additional tasks 

SDLT forms £30 (+£6)
Each additional Management Company involved for Leaseholds £50 (+£10)
Declaration of Trust £150 (+£30)
Statutory Declaration & Indemnity insurance (ie lack of easement)  £150 (+£30)
Help to Buy ISA (per ISA) £50 (+£10)
Help to Buy Scheme (Government Scheme) £250 (+£50)
Shared Ownership £250 (+£50)
New build properties £250 (+£50)
Transfer of Equity (no mortgage) £350 (+£70)
Transfer of Equity (with mortgage) £575 (+£115)
Mortgage / Remortgage (properties up to £500k) £550 (+£110)
(properties over £500k) £750 (+£150)
Equity Release £750 (+£150)

There may be circumstances when other costs may be incurred due to particular circumstances of your particular transaction, but we will advise you if this becomes the case and will tell you about any additional costs when they arise.

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Timings and Stages

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. On average the process takes about 6-12 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are purchasing property with a mortgage and also selling without a chain it could take 16 weeks.

Purchase of a leasehold property could take longer as it is necessary to check both the leasehold and freehold titles and management company information.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances but will typically include:

  • Obtain up-to-date ID
  • 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
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Review mortgage offer
  • Send transfer and Contract documents to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
  • Provide you with updated Title documentation relating to your property.

What happens if the transaction does not complete:

Abortive Costs Stage  – % of our charge

  • Prior to draft documentation: 20%
  • Upon commencement of drafting of documentation or documents being received: 50%
  • Upon finalising the draft documentation: 90%

Anticipated Leasehold Purchase 

  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is in the region of £50 – £100.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is in the region of £50 – £100.
  • Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is in the region of £50 – £100.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee – To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £100 and £200.

Your purchase of a property (leasehold and freehold) team are...

Niamh WallaceLegal Support Assistant

Niamh is a Legal Support Assistant in our Residential Property team

Freya GreenwoodLegal Assistant

Freya is a Legal Assistant in our Residential Property team

Michelle BroomLegal Assistant

Michelle is a Legal assistant in our Residential Property team

Amy PierceConveyancer

Amy is a Conveyancer in our Residential Property team

Christine ChantSolicitor

Christine is a Solicitor in our Residential Property team

Kitsons Solicitors - Jenna Hamilton-Pursglove

Jenna Hamilton-PursglovePartner and Head of Residential Property

Jenna is a Partner and Head of our Residential Property team in Exeter

Kitsons Solicitors - Rebecca Miles

Rebecca KiftTrainee Licenced Conveyancer

Rebecca is a Trainee Licenced Conveyancer in our Residential Property team in Exeter

Kitsons Solicitors - Lucy Alford

Lucy AlfordLegal Secretary

Lucy is a Legal Secretary in our Residential Property team in Exeter

Kitsons Solicitors - Sophie Carruthers

Sophie CarruthersTrainee Chartered Legal Executive

Sophie is a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive in our Residential team

Kitsons Solicitors - Samantha Gregory

Samantha GregoryLegal Secretary

Samantha is a Legal Secretary in our Residential Property team in Plymouth

Kitsons Solicitors - Alana Nightingale

Alana NightingaleLegal Assistant

Alana is a Legal Assistant in our Residential Property team in Torquay

Hilary Conte

Hilary ConteLegal Support Assistant

Hilary is a Legal Support Assistant in our Residential Property team

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