Selling a Freehold Property

Selling a Freehold Property

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home.

What Sets Us Apart
Here at Dutton Gregory, our experience speaks for itself. With over 250 years of combined knowledge between them, our Residential teams pride themselves on client care and quality service, paving the way for you to fully enjoy the excitement of purchasing your new home.
Our Services:
  • Are always overseen by a qualified solicitor, keeping you in safe hands.
  • Have been established since the 1800’s, with solid local knowledge and an excellent reputation.
  • Remain direct and personal for you. No call centres, just easily contactable, friendly faces, on the phone or in person.
  • Have you in mind, with a true belief in training, and a focus on staff development across all levels, from Assistant to Partner, ensuring you receive the highest possible service year on year.
For more information on our Residential Teams, including qualifications and experience of individual staff members, please click here.

To receive a fully personalised quote, please complete our How Can We Help form to the right of this page, call 01202 315005 or email contact@duttongregory.co.uk

Professional Conveyancing Fees

Cost of Sale

Average Conveyancing Fee

Up to £300,000

£750 + VAT

£300,000 - £350,000

£800 + VAT

£350,000 - £400,000

£850 + VAT

£400,000 - £450,000

£900 + VAT

£450,000 - £500,000

£950 + VAT

£500,000 - £600,000

£1050 + VAT

£600,000 - £800,000

£1250 + VAT

£800,000 - £1,000,000

£1450 + VAT

£1,000,000+

£1500 + VAT

 

Breakdown of costs not included in the above:

  • ID Check £25.00 + VAT (if we act for you on a sale and a purchase in a chain, we will only charge this once)
  • Obtaining Official Copy of Title Deed £15 + VAT
  • Same-Day Bank Transfer Fee (CHAPS) £35.00 + VAT

Subtotal of costs not included in our Conveyancing Fee: £75 + VAT


Disbursements / Third Party

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

If required, these costs are not included in our fees.

  • Agent Commission (costs agreed by client directly)
  • Mortgage Redemption (dependant on property)

Example of Estimated Total*

For example, if you are looking to sell a £300,000 property, the estimated total (including required disbursements/third party) would be around: £825 + VAT.


*There are a range of factors that could increase the cost of our service. For example:

  • If legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered.
  • If we discover building regulations or planning permission has not been obtained.
  • If crucial documents we have requested from you or a third party have not been provided.
  • Digital signing of documents £4.58 + VAT.
  • Referral fees.
  • If we need to obtain Indemnity Insurance Policy (if required) £30 + VAT (Policy premium paid by client and varies based on purchase price).

To receive a fully personalised quote, please complete our How Can We Help form to the right of this page, call 01202 315005 or email contact@duttongregory.co.uk

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take for you to sell your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process for selling a freehold property takes around 8-10 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. In such situations, additional charges could apply.


Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a freehold residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some common key stages:

  1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  2. Proof of identity checks, fittings and contents form and property information form(s) for completion.
  3. Obtain title deeds from deeds holder or official copies of the title register and any other documents required by The Land Registry, along with details of the amount outstanding on any existing mortgage
  4. Draft contract prepared and supporting contract documentation and sends to the buyer’s Conveyancer
  5. Buyer’s Conveyancer checks the contract and supporting contract documentation and makes any enquiries to us
  6. Buyer’s Conveyancer confirms they have acceptable results from their searches, are happy with the answers to pre-contract enquiries and are in receipt of a mortgage offer (if any)
  7. Seller and buyer agree on a completion date and contracts are formally exchanged
  8. Transfer deed checked and sent to the seller for signature in readiness for completion
  9. Complete Sale
  10. Redeem any mortgage and pay any estate agent commission
  11. Once all the payments have been made all the remaining money from the sale will be transferred to the seller, usually by bank transfer on the day of completion.

To receive a fully personalised quote, please complete our How Can We Help form to the right of this page, call 01202 315005 or email contact@duttongregory.co.uk

Please be aware that our pricing is subject to revision.