Conveyancing Fees – Transparency
The conveyancers at Kenneth Curtis & Co are all experts in the field of conveyancing. The four partners are all fully qualified solicitors with collective experience of over 115 years between them in residential conveyancing work.
Our 2 conveyancing executives have 31 years and 18 years of experience respectively in residential conveyancing.
Unlike many solicitor firms, especially the internet based or factory style conveyancing companies, these experienced conveyancers open the work, do the work and close the work. This means that we spot issues quickly and not at the 11th hour! This saves time and money for all concerned in a conveyancing transaction. We also understand that most of the time conveyancing means either a goodbye to a home and/ or a hello to a new home.
Our conveyancing support staff all have each over 10 years legal administrative experience, and some have over 30 years supporting residential conveyancing. You will find this very supportive and helpful in your conveyancing matter.
Our transparency on our pricing hopefully gives you enough information and reassurance for you to request a formal quotation for your individual sale or purchase by contacting us. Please note that each quote will specify our fixed fee. You will appreciate that transactions can be very different and this is why we have used price bandings in each category below.
Please note that we make no extra money for our firm on disbursements and these are always charged at the cost price charged to us, on your behalf.
BASE conveyancing legal fees (i.e. fees that our solicitor firm gets paid):-
House Purchase/ Sale Price bracket
(£’s) (£’s) (all plus VAT)
· Up to 300,000 £475 – £800
· 300,001- 600,000 £675- £950
· 600,000- 800,000 £850- £1500
· Over £800,000 - £2,000,000 £1500 ++
Common additional legal fees (all plus VAT) charged (if applicable on a case by case basis):-
Additional costs commonly payable-
We make no money from disbursements. They are costs payable by our clients but administered and paid by ourselves and reimbursed by our clients from moneys held on account from them.
Land Registry Fees
Please click the following link for land registry pricing. We make no margin on these fees, you are charged the cost payable by us to the Land Registry. We are also pleased to state that over 90% of our Land Registry applications are dealt with on line, which saves you money. Land Registry Fee Information
Stamp Duty Land Tax
Please click the following link for stamp duty land tax information and from there you can use the HMRC on-line calculator to calculate your Stamp Duty Land Tax. Stamp Duty Land Tax
Certain transactions may have special requirements such as the need for a Highways search from the local authority and these costs vary from council to council. In essence, we are being as transparent as we can, but the above list of common costs is not exhaustive. We re-iterate that we do not make money i.e. margins or commission from disbursements, you will always pay the cost price. We regularly review our suppliers (e.g. search suppliers) to ensure they are good value as it is in both of our interests to do so.
We are obliged to give you time frames under the transparency regulations from the Solicitor Regulation Authority.
All transactions vary in the amount of time they take as you commonly have 2 separate parties moving house and there is a chain involved. We would say that an average sale and purchase transaction takes around 8 weeks. But they can be much shorter and much longer.
We will endeavour to keep you updated during a transaction on likely time frames and you will need to keep us informed of the timeframe that best suits you.
To provide you with a detailed quotation we will need the following information from you:-
For a quote from the Birmingham Office please e-mail:-
For a quote from the Redditch Office please e-mail:-
Kenneth Curtis & co
88 Aldridge Road
Birmingham B42 2TP
Tel: 0121 3561161
fax: 0121 356 2973
Kenneth Curtis & co
3 Alcester Street
Tel: 01527 61967