The specialists at Duncan & Toplis provide legal and probate services, such as Wills, Inheritance Tax, Lasting Power of Attorney, and more.

Residential sale

All transactions are different and vary in complexity. We cannot give a precise cost until we have all the information for the transaction. We charge on a fee banding which is based on the value of a property:

£0 - £100,000 - £850 plus VAT
£100,001 - £300,000 - £950 plus VAT
£300,001 - £500,000 - £1,150 plus VAT
£500,001 - £1,000,000 - £1,500 plus VAT
£1,000,000 or more - 0.25% value of property plus VAT

An example of a quote for the purchase of a freehold property at £100,000 would be:

Legal fee£850.00
VAT on legal fee£170.00
Telegraphic transfer fee£36.00
Office copy expenses£6.00


What is included

  • Taking instructions from the client
  • Compliance with ID and AML checks
  • Reviewing the title deeds
  • Drafting the contract pack
  • Dealing with reasonable enquiries from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Reviewing the transfer deed
  • Requesting a redemption figure from the lender (if applicable)
  • Co-ordinating signatures from the relevant parties
  • To deal with exchange of contracts
  • To deal with completion and post-completion matters


What is not included

  • Leasehold titles
  • Unregistered titles
  • Help to Buy or other funding schemes
  • Freeholds with management companies
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Transfers of Part
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