mac_shinobi (1st July 2013)
For mine 20% covered it nicely
15% went to the deposit
1% stamp duty (£1600)
1.5% agents (£2400)
0.5% (or there abouts) for movers (£800)
2% (or there abouts) for solicitors (£3200)
Did you shop about for those solicitors neph? seem rather expensive!
NEVER cheap out on a solicitor!
Avoid Countrywide Conveyancers at all costs and research online beforehand.
Fees vary, BUT, you pay for what you get!
for our 200k house we paid:
£2k Stamp Duty
£200 survey fee (we got a basic survey free and paid this to upgrade it to a home buyer one)
Ask around locally. I've used the ones we used this time for four purchases, and would be happy to recommend them to anyone. But Kirklands are a local company, which, unless you are in southern Hampshire, will be no good to you.
When I sold my place last autumn, the agents I used had a deal running that could have produced bonuses If we all used "recommended conveyancers" . That didn't work out, but Premier Property Lawyers do most of their work on line, and were very efficient.
Think that's the problem though, it's either pay a lot and hope they're good, or recommendations. But as always what one person gets isn't what another will get, even if it's the exact same person doing the work
The price depends on what you are doing (buying/selling/both) and whether there are any problems that produce a lot more work than normal. I'll post a breakdown of ours this evening when I get home. If I can avoid unpacking boxes for a few mins.
My solicitor has lets say 5 cases and 3 secretarial staff.
Any local high street solicitor "should" handle your case a million times better than the likes of countrywide. Ask your EA for their recommendation, obviously ignore those who are on commision to push their own.
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And remember your paying them to do a job, if you are not happy with the service fire them and pick another!
I paid around £500 for my solicitor on last house sale.
They quoted me £800 but I haggled them down.
Removals as in paying a company to help you move from pne property to another or as in leasing a long wheel base van and moving ya own stuff or what exactly ?
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