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At Wright Solicitors we understand that paying for legal services is sometimes difficult. We are committed to providing Legal Aid wherever the government permits us to. Where that is not possible we will try to provide a solution that suits everyone, whatever their circumstances. We have put together a number of fixed cost packages that will help you to plan your costs up front. Not every case will suit these packages and we are equally happy to put together a bespoke package that matches your exact requirements. No matter how you choose to work with us we will always endeavour to give an indication at the beginning of your case as to what the total cost will be. We will always agree costs with you in advance before we start work and we will report progress regularly. We will not exceed an agreed costs limit so that there are no nasty financial surprises at the end.

Our fixed fees are based on the agreed sale or purchase price of the property. The fixed fees relate to the firm’s costs for undertaking the legal work on your property transaction including dealing with registration at the Land Registry. Our fixed fees do not include disbursements which are costs related to your matter which are payable to third parties such as search fees or Land Registry fees and payment of Stamp Duty and Land Tax. The types of searches required will be specific to your property. Stamp Duty and Land Tax will depend on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website of if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website. If you contact us for a quote, we will give you a detailed breakdown of these additional fees for you to agree before we start work on your matter.

 

Selling price of property
  • Up to £125,000 -
Fee £600.00+ VAT = £720.00
  • £125,001 to £200,000 -
Fee £650.00+ VAT = £780.00
  • £200,001 to £300,000 -
Fee £775.00+ VAT = £930.00
  • £300,001 to £400,000 -
Fee £850.00+ VAT = £1,020.00
  • £400,001 to £500,000 -
Fee £925.00+ VAT = £1,100.00
  • £500,001 to £600,000 -
Fee £1,025.00+ VAT = £1,230.00
  • £600,001 to £750,000 -
Fee £1,500.00+ VAT = £1,800.00
  • £750,001 to £875,000 -
Fee £1,750.00+ VAT = £2,100.00
  • £875,001 to £1,000,000 -
Fee £2,000.00+ VAT = £2,400.00

 

Purchase price of property
  • Up to £125,000 -
Fee £650.00+ VAT = £780.00
  • £125,001 to £200,000 -
Fee £700.00+ VAT = £840.00
  • £200,001 to £300,000 -
Fee £825.00+ VAT = £990.00
  • £300,001 to £400,000 -
Fee £925.00+ VAT = £1,100.00
  • £400,001 to £500,000 -
Fee £999.00+ VAT = £1,198.80
  • £500,001 to £600,000 -
Fee £1,099.00+ VAT = £1,318.80 
  • £600,001 to £750,000 -
Fee £1,700.00+ VAT = £2,040.00
  • £750,001 to £875,000 -
Fee £1,875.00+ VAT = £2,250.00
  • £875,001 to £1,000,000 -
Fee £2,175.00+ VAT = £2,610.00

For properties with a selling price or purchase price of more than £100,000,001, please contact us for a bespoke quotation.

If you are purchasing your Council House under the Right To Buy Scheme, there is a standard fee of £520.00 + VAT = £624.00

Remortgages
  • Up to £125,000 -
Fee £650.00+ VAT = £780.00
  • £125,001 to £200,000 -
Fee £700.00+ VAT = £840.00

For mortgages over £200,001, please contact us for a bespoke quotation.

Our fixed fees quoted above cover all reasonable conventional work associated with the conveyancing of a registered freehold property. If the property subsequently transpires to be leasehold (i.e. a flat, apartment, maisonette or Housing Association “shared ownership” property) we reserve the right to charge a leasehold supplement of up to £200.00 plus VAT depending on the complexity of the lease involved. Please contact us for more details.

Additional fees

If other legal documents or additional legal services are required or requested from the menu below, which are not covered by our fixed fees, the additional legal fees, payable by you, will be as follows:

  • Preparing Auction Pack for sale / Considering Auction Pack prior to auction

Fee £500.00 + VAT = £600.00

  • Statutory Declaration for Title rectification -

Fee £100.00 + VAT = £120.00

  • Preparing First Registration of Title at HMLR on completion of purchase -

Fee £150.00 + VAT = £180.00

  • Preparing Epitome of Title on unregistered land -

Fee £150.00 + VAT = £180.00

  • Freestanding application for first registration of title Up to -

Fee £450.00 + VAT = £540.00

  • Register a restriction at HMLR -

Fee £60.00 + VAT = £72.00

  • Deed of Assignment of Life Policy between policy holders -

Fee £200.00 + VAT = £240.00

  • Service of Notices of Assignment or Re-assignment -

Fee £50.00 + VAT = £60.00

  • Electronic transmission of money outside the UK -

Fee £100.00 + VAT = £120.00

  • Cheque unpaid and/or stopped at customer request -

Fee £30.00 + VAT = £36.00

  • Dealing with Third Party Lawyers (e.g on a matrimonial Dispute) Up to -

Fee £200.00 + VAT = £240.00

  • Researching and setting up Indemnity Policy for defective title or lack of planning consent/building regulations or covenant consent -

Fee £75.00 + VAT = £90.00

  • Equity Release -

Fee £495.00 + VAT = £594.00

  • ID1 Form

Fee £75.00 + VAT = £90.00

  • Completing and submitting SDLT on-line -

Fee £50.00 + VAT = £60.00

  • Completing and submitting non routine SDLT on-line -

Fee £100.00 + VAT = £120.00

  • Help to Buy (HTB) -

Fee £75.00 + VAT = £90.00

  • Help to Buy (ISA) -

Fee £50.00 + VAT = £60.00

  • Notice of Severance - 

Fee £75.00 + VAT = £90.00

  • New Build - 

Fee £50.00 + VAT = £60.00

  • Purchase of Freehold - 

Fee £500.00 + VAT = £600.00

  • Lease Extension - 

Fee £400.00 + VAT = £480.00

  • Preparation of Legal Charge - 

Fee £250.00 + VAT = £300.00

  • Gift Element (no issues) - 

Fee £50.00 + VAT = £60.00 (per person)

  • Gift Element (issues) - 

Fee £100.00 + VAT = £120.00 (per person)

  • Leasehold Premium - 

Fee £150.00 + VAT = £180.00 

  • Declaration of Trust - 

Fee £395.00 + VAT = £474.00 

During the course of your transaction we will advise you if and when any issues arise that may require any costs or fees over and above the standard fixed fee or, any additional costs to those of which we were aware at the time of giving you the initial quote. We will then seek your agreement before proceeding to incur any additional costs.

Timescales for sales, purchases and transfers 

How long it will take from offer to completion will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 4 - 8 weeks. 

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain and the extent of those parties' circumstances. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take between 3 to 4 weeks. However, if you are buying or selling a leasehold property that involves a lease extension, this can take significantly longer, between 8 to 12 weeks, for example. In such a situation additional charges may apply dependant upon the work involved.  

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale or purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to consider:

  • Take your instructions, confirm our quotation and anticipated disbursements as may apply and provide you initial advice as to how the transaction may proceed. 
  • We will need to verify your source of funds to ensure adequate finances are in place and we will make initial contact with the the other parties solicitors and lender's solicitors (if necessary) to record our interest.  
  • Receive or prepare contract documents. 
  • Carry out searches when acting in a purchase transaction. 
  • Raise any necessary enquries after consideration of the Title or correspond with you so as to formally respond to enquiries of the Buyers solicitor.  
  • Provide advice on documents and information received. 
  • Confirm relevant conditions of the mortgage offer with you and obtain your signature to the Mortgage Deed. 
  • Send final contact and transfer documentation to you for signature in anticipation of exchange and completion.
  • Agree the completion date
  • Confirm your authority to commit to the contract by way of exchange and notify you when this has happened. 
  • Arrange for monies required to complete to be received from you, the lender or other party if appropriate.  
  • Complete your sale or purchase. 
  • Deal with the submission of a Stamp Duty Land Tax Return and payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax where necessary. If the property you purchase is in Wales, we shall submit a Land Transaction Return and deal with the payment of Welsh Land Tax.  
  • Submit an application for registration of the Title at Land Registry and register your mortgage (if applicable).
  • In the care of a Leasehold property, we shall arrange to serve a Notice of Assignment and any other oblihations detailed in the Lease.  

The Team

Our team have years of experience in dealing with residential property matters. The team is headed up by Director and Solicitor Stan Williets and Caroline French who is a Consultant. 

They head up a team of four fee earners, Marian Williams, Lisa EmsonDaniel Tarbet and Andrew Silvester, who between them have over 20 years experience in residential property matters. Although they are not qualified solicitors, we ensure that their knowledge stays up to date in order to give you the best service possible and they are supported and supervised appropriately to ensure that the quality of advice provided is not affected regardless of who is working on your case. They have received extensive training within our firm and work under the direct supervision of Stan Williets and Caroline French. 

You can find out more about members of the team by clicking on their names.  

Our fixed fees relate to the firm’s costs for undertaking the legal work on your matters and do not include disbursements such as court fees, barrister’s fees etc.

All fixed fee services are subject to terms and conditions which will be provided at the outset of your matter. These terms and conditions are available upon request and outline what eaxh fixed fee service entails. We will also provide you with a timescale for the completion of your matter, once we are in receipt of the full details and circumstances of your matter. 

GENERAL ADVICE
  • General Advice Appointment in respect of any family matter -
Fee £95.00 + VAT = £114.00

DIVORCE
  • Undefended Divorce Petitioner Package -
Fee £600.00+ VAT = £720.00
  • Undefended Divorce Petitioner Preparation Package -
Fee £300.00+ VAT = £360.00
  • Undefended Divorce Respondent Full Package -
Fee £350.00+ VAT = £420.00
  • Undefended Divorce Respondent Acknowledgement of Service package -
Fee £150.00+ VAT = £180.00
  • Arranging a translation of a marriage certificate - 
Fee £50.00+ VAT£60.00
  • Application for personal service / instructing a process server - 
Fee £50.00+ VAT £60.00
  • Application for deemed / substituted / dispensed with service - 
Fee £100.00+ VAT £120.00

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP
  • Undefended Civil Partnership Petitioner Package -
Fee £600.00+ VAT = £720.00
  • Undefended Civil Partnership Petitioner Preparation Package -
Fee £300.00+ VAT = £360.00
  • Undefended Civil Partnership Respondent Full Package -
Fee £350.00+ VAT = £420.00
  • Undefended Civil Partnership Respondent Acknowledgement of Service package -
Fee £150.00+ VAT = £180.00

CHILDREN
  • Children Advice and Letter Package -
Fee £130.00+ VAT = £156.00
  • Pre Action Children Package -
Fee £249.00+ VAT = £298.80
  • Drafting Your Children Act Application Package -
Fee £249.00+ VAT = £298.80
  • Parental Responsibility Package -
Fee £249.00+ VAT = £298.80

INJUNCTION
  • Injunction Advice and Warning Letter Package -
Fee £130.00 + VAT = £156.00
  • Drafting your Injunction application and Statement for the Court -
Fee £500.00+ VAT = £600.00

The Team 

The Family Law Team is headed up by Pardeep Jassal who is a Director and Solicitor. He is a member of the Family Law Panel. 

The Family Law Team also consists of Louise Dawson who is a qualified solicitor and Lynette Atkinson who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and an Associate. 

Click on a member of the team to find out more. 

Our fixed fees relate to the firm’s costs for undertaking the legal work on your matters and do not include disbursements.Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties such as court fees etc.

All fixed fee services are subject to terms and conditions which will be provided at the outset of your matter.

FINANCIAL MATTERS
  • Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs -
Fee from £450.00 including VAT
  • Lasting Power of Attorney for Personal Welfare -
Fee from £450.00 including VAT
  • Lasting Power of Attorney for Property, Affairs and Personal Welfare -
Fee from £650.00 including VAT
  • Single Will -
Fee from £199.00 including VAT
  • Mirror Will -
Fee from £350.00 including VAT

Applying for a grant, collecting and distributing assets

It is always difficult to provide meaningful estimates of our likely charges for obtaining the Grant and administering an estate as the amount of work can vary considerably from case to case. The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end. 

We anticipate that the average costs for obtaining Grant of Probate and administering a straightforward estate will take between 6 to 8 hours work at £220 per hour plus VAT. Total estimated costs are therefore within the region of £1,300.00 to £1,800.00 excluding VAT and disbursements.

We anticipate that the average costs for obtaining Grant of Probate and administering a more complex estate will take between 12 to 15 hours work at £220 per hour plus VAT. Total estimated costs are therefore at £2,600.00 to £3,500.00 excluding VAT and disbursements. These estimates are provisional and not fixed. We will review this estimate and keep you informed if it appears that the estimated figure will be exceeded. 

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

  • there is a valid will. 
  • there is no more than one property. 
  • there are no more than five bank or building society accounts. 
  • there are no other intangible assets
  • there are no more than five beneficiaries
  • there are no disputes between the beneficiaries on division of assets. 
  • there is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC.
  • there are no claims made against the estate.

Please note that there are likely to be potential additional costs if there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) or business assets, if additional copies of the grant are required. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information. If we need to deal with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate, this is not included in the fee estimate and we will provide you with a more accurate quote once we are aware of the value of the property. 

Timescale 

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 9 to 12 months. We can provide a more accurate timescale once we are fully aware of the circumstances of the matter. 

Applying for a grant only

Our costs in applying for a grant only are fixed at £800 plus VAT. 

As part of our fixed fee we will:

  • provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate fee earner to work on your matter. 
  • identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries. 
  • accurately identify the type of probate application you will require. 
  • complete the relevant documents required to make the application. 
  • draft the application for you and apply to the probate court on your behalf.  
  • obtain the probate and pass the copies to you so that you can administer the estate.  

Please note that the fixed fee does not include work to obtain the relevant documents to make the application or considering any paperwork relating to the assets of the estate. It is expected that you will have collated all the relevant documents and provide us with a summary of the assets in the estate so that we can prepare the necessary paperwork.

Timescale 

On average, we would estimate that it would take between 2 to 3 months to obtain the grant on your behalf. We can provide a more accurate timescale once we are fully aware of the circumstances of the matter. 

The Team

Our team of specialist private client lawyers have years of experience in dealing with probate, wills and estates. The team is headed up by Director and Solicitor, Stan Williets 

Caroline French who is a Consultant also undertakes work within this area. 

Melanie Brown a solicitor with over 30 years experience works in all aspects of wills, probate, estates, power of attorney and court of protection issues. 

Lynette Atkinson a member of the chartered institute of legal executives and an associate and also specialises within these areas. 

We ensure that the knowledge of all staff stays up to date in order to give you the best service possible and they are supported and supervised appropriately to ensure that the quality of advice provided is not affected regardless of who is working on your case. They have received extensive training within our firm and work under the direct supervision of Stan Williets.   

You can find out more about members of the team by clicking on their names.  

For a bespoke quotation contact us today            

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Wright Solicitors is a trading name of Wright Solicitors Limited, Reg Office: Lutley House, 13 St James's Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JF