Fee quotes on residential sales and purchases for non business purposes
|Property Price||BSG Fees|
|£250,001 – £500,000||£850.00|
|£500,001 – £750,000||£950.00|
|£750,001 – £1m||£1,200.00|
Any sale or purchase over £1m is subject to agreement.
We will charge an additional £125 where the property being purchased is leasehold
We will charge an additional £150 where the purchase process includes taking a mortgage
*Please note all fee quotes above are exclusive of VAT*
£800 plus VAT and disbursements to be advised.
|Pre-Contract Searches (approx)||£500.00|
|Land Registry Priority Search||£3.00|
|Land Registry Bankruptcy Search (per name)||£2.00|
|Identity Checks (per name)||£6.00|
|Bank Transfer Charges||£35.00|
|File Storage Charges||£25.00|
* Please note all fee quotes above are exclusive of VAT*
The standard Land Registry fees for a purchase are
|£1000,001 and Over||£455.00|
These fees will be higher if the property is a new build or a first registration
These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.
However, please note that for debt claims of £10,000 and below, these are known as ‘small claims matters’ in which case, generally whether or not the other party disputes your claim, you will not be able to claim back any of your legal costs apart from a small, fixed amount plus your court fees, in the event of your having issued court proceedings and your claim succeeding.
Accordingly, I just set out below, fees/likely costs involved for claims of over £10,000.
Our fee (incl. VAT)
£10,001 – £200,000
5% value of the claim
£1,000 to £2,000 plus VAT (and depending on whether or not payment is received sending a ‘letter before action’ and therefore whether or not court proceedings are required following that letter if no response is received to it).
Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:
Our fee includes:
Matters usually take from two to three weeks to several months from receipt of instruction from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. By way of example, if the matter pays up promptly in response to a letter before action, then the matter will usually only take a few weeks. If it is necessary to take court proceedings and the other side pays in response to those court proceedings but before we have to apply for judgement and default, then the matter will usually take at least two months. If the other party does not pay in response to the court proceedings prior to the entry of a judgement in default against that party and only then pays after receipt of the judgement in default, then the matter may take at least three or so months. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take even longer to resolve.
Our prices for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal (exclusive of VAT, disbursements, and Counsel’s fees as explained below)
Simple case: £5,000 to £10,000
Medium complexity case: £10,000 to £30,000
High complexity case: At least £30,000 upwards
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of at least £2,000 per day (again excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow at least 1 to 5 days, possibly more, depending on the complexity of your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel’s fees estimated between £2,000 to £5,000 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take at least 6 to 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take at least 6 to 12 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.