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Stamp Duty Land Tax is a Government tax and is payable by the buyer on the price. Any VAT payable is included in the chargeable consideration.

Leases and Tenancy Agreements can also attract Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Details are available on application.

Land Registry Fees are also payable by the buyer, and in most cases are as follows:

Up to £80,000 £40.00
£80,001–£100,000 £80.00
£100,001–£200,000 £190.00
£200,001–£500,000 £270.00
£500,001–1,000,000 £540.00
Over £1,000,000 £910.00

  • Energy Performance Certificates are required for sales and leases of both commercial and residential property. We can obtain these at cost to our conveyancing clients. Prices vary, depending on the property, but start at about £70 plus VAT.
  • Local Search Fees range from approximately £150 - £250 depending on the Local Authority concerned.
  • Money Transfer Fees are charged by us for sending funds electronically. Our fee for sending monies on your behalf is £30 plus VAT. This includes a bank charge of £7.50.
  • Bankruptcy Searches against each borrower are required by lenders. Each search costs £2 per name.
  • Land Registry Office Copies are required when registered land is sold. They generally cost in the region of £6 - £14 depending upon the documents required.
  • Land Registry Searches are title searches made prior to completion. They generally cost in the region of £3.
  • Water Searches confirm whether or not the property is connected to main drainage and water supply. The cost is approximately £50 plus VAT for residential properties.
  • Environmental Searches give details of various environmental issues affecting the property.  The cost is approximately £40 plus VAT for residential properties. The fees charged by the search providers vary for commercial properties but are considerably more.

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