Real Estate

Our Real Estate team handles all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions from acquisitions and management to disposal.

Our clients comprise institutional investors, private and publicly quoted property companies, funders, developers, occupiers, high net worth individuals and landowners involved in all types of commercial real estate matters.

We pride ourselves in dealing with complex issues and working closely with our clients throughout an asset life-cycle in a commercial and expeditious manner.

We offer direct and actionable advice that empowers clients

We pride ourselves on our partner-led service dealing with complex issues and working closely with our clients throughout an asset life-cycle

Our team can assist you in the following key areas:

Conveyancing, lease extension and enfranchisment
Commercial real estate
Residential real estate
Planning
Corporate and real estate tax
Real estate finance

Real Estate Pricing Overview

  • Professional Fees:
    • Simple freehold purchase: Approximately £1,250 with no mortgage.
    • Leasehold property with a mortgage (acting for lender): Generally between £2,000 – £3,500.
    • Fees are exclusive of VAT and disbursements.
  • Disbursements:

Costs paid to other organisations or third parties as part of a property transaction.

Common disbursements include:

  • Search fees: approximately £350 plus VAT
  • Land Registry fee: £20 – £910
  • Official Copy entries and filed plan: £3.00 (per copy)
  • Chaps Charge: £25.00
  • Lawyer Checker: 12.00
  • Priority Search: £3.00 per search
  • Land Charges (Bankruptcy) search: £2.00 per search
  • AML checks on a Client (an individual): £8.00
  • Indemnity Policies: quotes depend on the purchase price and the nature of indemnity policy
  • Notice of Charge/ transfer (leasehold only) : £50 – £250
  • Value Added Tax (VAT):
    • Our legal fees and most disbursement costs are subject to VAT at the current rate of 20%.