Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. We are, and have been since 2012, a Member of the CQS Scheme (a “Kitemark” scheme) which is your assurance that we adhere to good practice management standards through the use of the CQS protocol. www.lawsociety.org.uk
Whether you are looking to buy or sell (or both) our experienced residential conveyancing team will assist you every step of the way.
We offer fixed fee quotations for residential sales and purchases, we are also able to assist and advise in relation to the purchase of freehold reversions and extensions to residential leasehold terms.
Statistically 50% of solicitors in England and Wales pay what’s known as referral fees to either Estate Agents or Financial Advisors. As a firm we have taken the decision not to pay referral fees as we believe that to do so may, at times, conflict with our duty to act in a client’s best interests.
Just as we are able to offer fixed fee quotations on sales, we are also able to provide fixed fee quotations for acting in relation to a purchase. Please note that in addition to legal fees and VAT you will also incur the following disbursements when purchasing a house:-
If you are buying with the aid of a mortgage we will need to run the five “standard searches” on your behalf these are:-
Chancel Indemnity Insurance cover.
Local Land Charges Search.
Water and Drainage Search.
Coal Mining Search.
The searches will reveal any adverse matters in relation to a property such as a mineshaft in the back garden or whether the property lies within a flood plain.
Stamp Duty Land Tax Liability can be calculated using the HM Revenue & Customs Stamp Duty Calculator.