Cost Information: Leasehold Sale
Sale of a leasehold residential property
Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the sale of your property, including dealing with redemption of any existing mortgage if required.
Conveyancer's fees* (based on value of property)
£100,000 – 200,000 from £500 plus Vat
£200,001 – 300,000 from £520 plus Vat
£300,001 – 400,000 from £580 plus Vat
£400,001 – 500,000 from £630 plus Vat
£500,001 – 600,000 from £700 plus Vat
- Land Registry Search fees £15
- Electronic money transfer fee £30
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. There are certain disbursements which will be set out in the individual lease relating to the property. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller's solicitors.
Anticipated additional Disbursements
- Fee for obtaining replies to LPE1– Often the fee is between £100-£300.
- If you are selling a retirement property the lease may contain a clause requiring payment of a percentage of the sale price on completion. Often this fee is 1% of the sale price.
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
Estimated total for a sale price of £200,000 - £669 (inclusive of Vat) (not including any fees payable under the Lease)
Stages of the process
The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:
- Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice
- Preparing the contract documents
- Dealing with enquiries received from the buyer's solicitor
- Sending final contract to you for signature
- Agreeing a completion date (the date from which you no longer own the property)
- Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
- Dealing with payment of the agents fees if so instructed
- Dealing with redemption of mortgage
- Dealing with post completion requirements of the lease/freeholder
How long will my sale take?
The average process takes between 8-12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are selling to a first time buyer, with a mortgage in principle, and you have no related purchase it could take 8 weeks. However, if you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 5 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.
* Our fee assumes that:
A this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
B this is not a sale at auction
C this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
D the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
E all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
F no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
Any additional work will either be carried out at an additional fixed fee or at an hourly charging rate of £95 plus Vat.
We will be happy to discuss our fees and your particular requirements in more detail with you before you make a decision whether or not to instruct us.