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The true cost of conveyancing

  • The headline price quoted by online conveyancers often makes the price look as low as half the price of using a qualified solicitor.
  • But there are significant additional costs that are almost always charged (e.g. for a mortgage) and which make the overall cost of using an online conveyancer much higher.
  • These additional costs, shown below, will typically take the total cost of your conveyancing above that of using a good value solicitors.

A typical breakdown of costs*

(pre-disbursements and tax)
£700
  
£600
 
£500
 
£400
 
£300
 
£200
 
£100
 
£0
 
 
Good Value Solicitors
Average Online Conveyancer

Key:
Stamp duty certificatesTransfer bank fees
Extra legal fees for performing searchesExtra legal fees for handling mortgage
The price you are quoted (the legal fees)


*Based on a typical £200k value property purchased with a mortgage. Costs compare a cost-effective solicitor with an average online conveyancer.

Click here for a glossary of conveyancing charges.

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