Quick costs guide2018-12-04T17:56:49+00:00

Quick costs guide

*Please read in conjunction costs link covering specific areas of law.
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1. Probate

Anticipated costs Fee payable
Total fees £2,650 – £13,250 plus VAT
Disbursements not included in this fee
Probate application fee £155 plus VAT
Swearing of the oath £7 per executor
Bankruptcy only Land Charges Department Search £12 per beneficiary
Advert in the London Gazette £62.15 plus VAT
Local Newspaper Advert £400 plus VAT
Will Search £95 plus VAT

2. Immigration

a) Our Fixed Fee Applications (Home Office and disbursements not included)

Type of Application Estimated Fee payable
Student and Work experience visas £1,300 plus VAT
Visit Visas £750 plus VAT
Spouse and Partner Applications £1,500 plus VAT
Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System £1,750 plus VAT
Dependant relative and family reunion applications £1,250 plus VAT
Ancestry Visas £1,000 plus VAT
Long Residence £2,500 plus VAT
Outside the rules £3,000 plus VAT
Settlement within the rules £1,750 plus VAT
Citizenship Naturalisation £750 plus VAT
Registration as a citizen £750 plus VAT
EU registration £375 plus VAT
EU permanent status £550 plus VAT

b) Non Fixed Fee Applications

For certain other applications an hourly rate will be payable.

Hourly rate: £235 plus VAT

On average, this type of work takes between 10-30 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,350- £7,050. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated. The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. A more accurate figure can be provided once we have ascertained the facts.

c) Interpreters’ fees

In some cases an interpreter may be necessary. Such instances will vary the cost of both fixed fee and non fixed fee cases.

Most fees for interpreters will range from £13.00 per hour to £30.00 per hour plus VAT. This will vary the overall cost of your case based on how many hours you will need with an interpreter. Clients do not always have to rely on an interpreter, a friend, family member or community member will in some cases be sufficient.

d) Home Office fees

Link for Home Office leaflet: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/8-october-2018

3. Conveyancing

a) Freehold Sale

• Legal fees £550- £750 plus VAT
• Disbursements £100 plus any VAT due

b) Freehold Purchase

Anticipated payments Fee Payable
Legal fees £750-£950 plus VAT
Search fees £230-£330 plus VAT
HM Land Registry fees £40-£540
Electronic Money Transfer £30-£60 plus VAT
Stamp Duty Land Tax Depends on purchase price of property: Assessed on the HMRC website
Estimated Total £1,050 – £1,880 plus VAT (This figure does not include Stamp Duty Land Tax payable as this is subjective.)

c) Purchase of a residential leasehold property

Anticipated costs Fee payable
Legal fees £750-£950 plus VAT
Fees for acting on behalf of mortgage lender £150 plus VAT
Anticipated Disbursements
Search fees £230-£330 plus VAT
HM Land Registry fees £40-£540
Electronic money transfer £30-£60 plus VAT
Notice of Transfer fee £120 – 180 plus VAT
Notice of Charge fee £120 – 180 plus VAT
Deed of Covenant fee £90 – £360 plus VAT
Certificate of Compliance fee £50 – £100 plus VAT
Stamp Duty Land Tax Depends on purchase price of property: Assessed on the HMRC website
Estimated Total £1,580 – £2,850 plus VAT (Figure does not include Stamp Duty Land Tax)

d) Sale of a residential leasehold property

Anticipated payments Fee Payable
Legal fees £550- £750 plus VAT
HM Land Registry fees £100
Electronic Money Transfer £30-£60 plus VAT
Estimated Total £680 – £910 plus VAT