OUR FEES

For most areas of work we carry out, you will be provided with either a written estimate of fees and outlays, or otherwise written confirmation of the basis on which we shall charge you fees for a particular matter depending on the time spent carrying out the work or on some particular scale of charges appropriate to the type of work. In assessing the fees we take into account a number of important factors, including: the value of the transaction, the complexity and difficulty of the matter, the skill, knowledge and responsibility involved, the urgency of the matter and the place where we are required to carry out the work. We are happy to tell you at any time what the fees are to date.  A partners time is charged at £280 plus VAT per hour and a paralegals time at £120 plus VAT per hour.

We have listed below our standard fees for various types of work. Outlays will be chargeable in addition to these fees, and where possible will be intimated at the outset of your transaction. The fees listed below are an indicative of a standard transaction in each case. If the work turns out to be more complicated or takes longer than we anticipated then we may require to increase our estimate to take account of this. We will inform you as soon as possible about this.

Conveyancing

Sale or Purchase

House Price

Base Fee (exclusive of VAT)

Up to £250,000

£600 

£250,000 plus

£700 

 

Other conveyancing work (exclusive of VAT)

Remortgages

£400

Transfer of Title (no mortgage)

£400

Transfer of Title and Remortgage

£600

Discharge of Security

£150

 

Additional fees for Conveyancing (exclusive of VAT)

New Build 

£100

Discharge and Repayment of Second Secured Loan

£150

Electronic payment of funds

£30 per transfer

Statutory Declaration for a gifted Deposit & Gifted Deposit Letter

£100

Dealing with unauthorised alterations

Hourly rate of the fee earner per terms of business with a minimum of £100

Reclaiming funds from Revenue Scotland

£100

Returning Identification documentation by Recorded Delivery post, if requested

£5

Shared Equity documentation or Help to Buy purchase

£250

Help to Buy ISA

£50

Discharge of each Inhibition

£90

Reviewing Residential Tenancy Documentation

£50

Liaising with any third party solicitor

£100

Remedying title defects, defects intimated after settlement or other work not specifically described in these additional services

Hourly rate of the fee earner per terms of business

Dealing with Mortgage Websites appointed by your lender

£25

Payment of third party accounts e.g. estate agent account; solicitors etc.

£25

Arranging an Energy Performance Certificate, if not part of a Home Report

£30

Dealing with any uncashed cheques issued to you after 6 months

Up to £20 per cheque

Expedition of loan if mortgage papers received less than seven working days prior to settlement

£100

Electronic ID Verification

£18 for each person

Verifying Source of funds if from more than one account

£75

 

Private Client

Work type

Fee (exclusive of VAT)

Power of Attorney (single)

£250

Power of Attorney (mirror, two people)

£400

Will (basic)

£150 (though see Cancer Research Scheme for free Will service)

Wills (basic, mirror, two people)

£200 (though see Cancer Research Scheme for free Will service)

Wills (complex, estate planning)

Estimate given on request

Notarisations

£50 per document

Home or Hospital visits

Will vary depending on location and time spent. Estimate can be given on request