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 118 years between them in residential conveyancing work.


Our 2 conveyancing executives have 34 years and 21 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                                  £750 – £950


·         300,001- 600,000                            £950- £1,250


·         600,000- 800,000                             £1250- £1800


·         Over £800,000 - £2,000,000            £1850 +++


Common additional legal fees (all plus VAT) charged (if applicable on a case by case basis):-


  • Acting for Mortgage lender £75- £250 (dependant on the specific lender)
  • SDLT (Stamp Duty) return      £75
  • Chaps Banking transfer £30
  • Leasehold uplift fee £100
  • Mortgage Redemption £75


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.




By example:-

  • local authority search;  environmental/ flood search; & Water and drainage search- average cost for all of these payable to the search provider company is between £190- £251.00.
  • standard coal search circa £40; (only required in previous coal mining areas)


Land Registry Fees

  • Land registration costs and land registry search 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.



Timeframes: -


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:-

  1. is it a sale or purchase or both and the agreed price(s)?
  2. the address of property being sold and/ or purchased.
  3. what type of property is it? e.g. house or flat/ apartment.
  4. your contact telephone number.
  5. your e-mail address.
  6. leasehold or freehold property?
  7. is a mortgage required on the purchase, and if so do you know which mortgage lender?
  8. we need at the start ID and proof of home address for our clients (Passport & utility/ bank by example)


For a quote from the Birmingham Office please e-mail:-



For a quote from the Redditch Office please e-mail:-



Birmingham Office:-

Kenneth Curtis & co
88 Aldridge Road
Birmingham B42 2TP


Tel: 0121 3561161

fax: 0121 356 2973

E-mail: (Anthony)


Redditch Office:-

Kenneth Curtis & co

3 Alcester Street


B98 8AE


Tel: 01527 61967

fax:01527 584365


David Wellington


Lizzie Quirke










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