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    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)

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    Did you shop about for those solicitors neph? seem rather expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
    Did you shop about for those solicitors neph? seem rather expensive!
    How much would solicitors fee's be approximately ?

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    15% went to the deposit
    Ahhh... I see. I was looking at just the "extras".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    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!
    How are you supposed to find a good / reputable solicitor then ?

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    for our 200k house we paid:

    £2k Stamp Duty
    £800 Solicitors
    £200 survey fee (we got a basic survey free and paid this to upgrade it to a home buyer one)
    £650 removals

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    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.

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    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

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    How much would solicitors fee's be approximately ?
    £800ish

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    How are you supposed to find a good / reputable solicitor then ?
    Countrywide for example have 1 solicitor per team of X call handlers working on X amount of cases at any given time.
    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.

    Use the web - Compare Conveyancers in Your Area | moneysupermarket.com
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    Conveyancing Solicitors | Find Property Solicitors in the UK

    And remember your paying them to do a job, if you are not happy with the service fire them and pick another!

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    I paid around £500 for my solicitor on last house sale.

    They quoted me £800 but I haggled them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    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.
    In 2-3 years will be buying only as currently rent.

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    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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