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Residential Conveyancing

We can assist you in the sale or purchase of a property, whether the property is freehold or leasehold, mortgaged or mortgage free. We can also assist you with remortgaging your property.

Please contact us and provide details of the service that you require and we will provide you with an estimate of our professional costs plus VAT (including any bank transfer fees) and disbursement costs including where applicable, Land Registry fees, search fees, stamp duty land tax and fees to any third parties including management companies.

Our Residential conveyancing Department is run by Tony Newey who has been a solicitor since 1985

Private Client Department

We can assist you with the preparation of wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Please contact us and provide details of the service that you require and we will provide you with a fixed fee and confirm any disbursements that will be incurred, including Land Registry fees or fees due to the Office of the Public Guardian.

If you require assistance with the administration of an estate, please contact us and provide us with further information and we will be able to provide an estimate of our costs. We usually charge on the basis of an hourly rate of £200, plus VAT, but can also provide fixed fees depending on the circumstances. Most estates will fall within the range of £2,000-£6,000, plus VAT and disbursements such as Probate Registry fees, Land Registry fees, and statutory notices. Our charges will be confirmed based on the work involved and the complexity of an estate.

Some of the factors that can increase the costs of dealing with an estate:

Large numbers of individual assets held with different organisations

Complex arrangements (e.g. trusts)

Missing beneficiaries or information

Disputes between beneficiaries/executors

Claims against the estate

The discovery of new assets/liabilities

Gifts made prior to death

Disputes/challenges of valuations by HMRC

Rental properties and tenants

Foreign assets

Our Private Client Department is run by James Patterson who has been a solicitor since 2009 and a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners since 2014