Services

Conveyancing

Dealing with a sale or purchase of domestic property

Set out below are example ranges of basic legal fees for standard transactions. The fees (which do not include VAT) are based on the value of the property as follows:

Value of transaction Basic Legal Fee
0-£125,000 £475 to £495
£125,001 to £200,000 £525 to £550
£200,001 to £300,000 £575 to £600
£300,001 to £500,000 £600 to £675
£500,001 to £750,000 £700 to £875
£750,001 and above £900 +

The exact final cost will depend on the complexity of the matter, the number of individuals involved in the transaction and whether the property is freehold or leasehold.

We will handle the full process for you, liaising with estate agents, your broker and other third parties involved in the matter.

Disbursements are not included in the above legal fees and those to be considered include:

  • HM Land Registry fee – from £20 to £270
  • Search pack – in the range of £200 to £300, depending on the location of the property.
  • Other small Land Registry payments – ranging from £3 on a sale to £20 on a purchase.
  • Stamp Duty – please visit stampdutycalculator.org.uk for a quote.

Additional costs

Occasionally additional costs are incurred during a matter which we could not have foreseen at the outset. A full list of those Additional Items is available from our New Business Team on ConvNewBus@chadlaw.co.uk

How long will it take?

On average, a standard freehold sale or purchase will take 6-8 weeks.

A standard leasehold matter will take on average 10-12 weeks.

Dealing with transfers of equity and remortgages

Transaction type Basic Legal Fee
Remortgage £395 to £595 depending on level of borrowing
Transfer of equity only £395 fixed fee
Remortgage with transfer of equity £495 fixed fee

Disbursements, not included in the above, include bank transfer fees (if applicable), title documents, minimal HM Land Registry searches, HM Land Registry fee ranging from £20 to £125 and occasionally searches (as above for purchase) or a no search indemnity policy costing around £35.

Our Conveyancing Team

Sarah Haller

Sarah is the Partner in Charge of the Conveyancing Department and has been with the Firm since 1998.  She is a Solicitor with over 20 years experience of all conveyancing types.  She qualified in 2000.

Paulette St Hilaire

Paulette is a Licensed Conveyancer having qualified in 2005.  She also is a Team Leader supervising 13 members of staff at our Huddersfield office and deals with all types of conveyancing matters.  She is supervised by the Partner in Charge Sarah Haller.

Sarah Harrop

Sarah deals with all types of conveyancing.  She is a Fellow of the Institue of Legal Executives and qualified in 2006.  She is supervised by her Team Leader  Paulette St Hilaire.

Rabia Tariq

Rabia is a Solicitor based at our Huddersfield office.  She qualified in 2010 and deals deals with all types of conveyancing.  She is supervised by her Team Leader, Paulette St Hilaire.

Heather Mackins

Heather obtained her Law Degree in 2012.  She has 13 years experience in all aspects of conveyancing and is also an inhouse trainer.  She is supervised by her Team Leader, Paulette St Hilaire.

Deon Hunt

Deon is a Trainee Conveyancer having worked in the team for 2 years.  She is supervised by her Team Leader Paulette St Hilaire.

Laura Hart

Although Laura has no legal qualifications she is qualified by experience.  Laura has been a Conveyancer for over 10 years.  She is supervised by Paulette St Hilaire, her Team Leader.

Phoebe Gogarty

Phoebe is a Conveyancer with 3 years experience across a wide range of conveyancing types.  She has successfully completed the Legal Practising Course. She is supervised by her Team Leader Paulette St Hilaire.

Ryanne Smith

Ryanne is a Trainee Conveyancer at our Huddersfield office and is supervised by her Team Leader Paulette St Hilaire.

Diane Gilligan

Diane is an Associate of the firm and also a  Team Leader and managing 6 staff.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and has 21 years experience.  She is supervised by the Partner in Charge Sarah Haller.

Rebecca Wood

Rebecca is a Trainee Conveyancer and has worked at the Firm since 2007.  She is based at our Halifax Office and supervised by her Team Leader Diane Gilligan.

Michelle Myers

Michelle deals with all types of conveyancing, with 18 years experience as a conveyancer.  She is a Team Leader at our Pudsey Branch, supervising 10 staff.  She is able to handle all work types and is supervised by the Partner in Charge of the Department Sarah Haller.

Zanna Bain

Zanna has been a conveyancer for 8 years and is presently studying for her Council of Licensed Conveyancers qualification.  She s able to handle all work types and is supervised by her Team Leader, Michelle Myers.

Sarah Hargreaves

Sarah has worked in conveyancing for 9 years and joined Chadwick Lawrence as an Assistant.  She is a Conveyancer based at our Pudsey office dealing wigth all matter types and supervised by her Team Leader, Michelle Myers.

Nicky Beynon

Nicky started work as a Conveyancer in 2004.  She can handle residential and commercial transactions.  She is based at the Pudsey Office and is supervised by her Team Leader, Michelle Myers.

Samantha Farr

Samantha joined the Firm in 2015 and has 10 years experience in Conveyancing.  She is a Trainee Conveyancer based at our Pudsey office and supervised by her Team Leader, Michelle Myers.

Natalie Glover

Although Natalie has no formal qualifications she is qualified by experience and heads a team of 10.  She has 14 years experience as a Conveyancer, completing her Foundation Degree in Law in 2012.  She is supervised by the Partner in Charge Sarah Haller.

Claire Ward

Claire started work in Conveyancing in 2006.  She handles all matter types and as a Conveyancer is supervised by her Team Leader, Natalie Glover.

Ruth Nippers

Ruth is a Conveyancing Solicitor, having qualified in 2016.  She deals with all aspects of conveyancing and is supervised by her Team Leader, Natalie Glover.

Kayleigh Needham

Kayleigh joined the firm in 2013 as a Conveyancer and has 16 years experience.  She deals with all aspects of conveyancing and is supervised by her Team Leader, Natalie Glover.

Charlene Corkett

Charlene joined the Firm in February 2018 and brought with her 15 years experience.  She is a Trainee Conveyancer, supervised by her Team Leader, Natalie Glover.

Bhavna Patel

Bhavna is a Partner and Solicitor, qualifying  in 2004.  She specialises in all aspects of conveyancing, managing our Morley office and a team of 8.  She is supervised by the Partner in Charge, Sarah Haller.

Kirstin Macdonald

Kirstin is a Solicitor having qualified in 2004.  She is based at our Morley office and deals with all aspects of conveyancing.  She is supervised by Partner, Bhavna Patel.

Nicole Knox

Nicole qualified in 2014 as a Legal Executive.  She handles all work types and is supervised by Partner and Team Leaver, Bhavna Patel.

Susan McKee

Sue heads up the Conveyancing team at the Leeds branch and supervises 8 members of staff.  She is a Legal Executive having qualified in 2012.  She handles all work types and is supervised by the Partner in Charge, Sarah Haller.

Aminder Panesar

Aminder is a Solicitor, qualified in 2014.  She works at the Firm’s Leeds office.  She is an Associate in the business handling all work types.  She is supervised by her Team Leader, Susan McKee.

Gemma Hoyle

Gemma will shortly qualify as a Licensed Conveyancer.  She has 16 years experience across all types of conveyancing and is supervised by her Team Leader Susan McKee.

Eleanor Wilson

Eleanor will shortly qualify as a Licenced Conveyancer.  She has 17 years experience across all types of conveyancing and is supervised by her Team Leader, Susan McKee.

Beverley Murgatroyd

Beverley has no formal qualifications but has worked in conveyancing for over 33 years, 20 of which as a conveyancer and deals with every type of transaction.  She is supervised by her Team Leader Natalie Glover.