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322 High Street North
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FEE INFORMATION

In accordance with new Transparency Rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which requires firms who provide services in certain areas of the law to display pricing and service information in a clear, accessible and transparent manner. We have published the fees you can expect to pay when instructing a solicitor for the following services:

  • Residential Conveyancing:
  • Freehold sale or purchase
  • Leasehold sale or purchase
  • Mortgages and remortgages.
  • Immigration
Our solicitors will also advise you of the likely costs you will have to pay once you have made an enquiry. In residential conveyancing matters we agree a fixed fee for the whole case. We will advise you if it appears that substantially more time is required on your file. Please note that our above fees are quoted on the assumption that we would be proceeding with this transaction on the basis of routine procedures.

Who will deal with your purchase?
Our residential conveyancing team will deal with your purchase. There are three members of the team who may work on your matter including Partners Malathy Jeyanantham, Kavina Ponnampalam and our support staff Barira Kanam. Regardless of who works on your matter they will be supervised by Malathy Jeyanantham, a joint Senior Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing.

Malathy Jeyanantham
Malathy is head of our team is a solicitors qualified in 1994 and has over 25 years experience in dealing with all types of residential conveyancing transactions.
Kavina Ponnampalam
Kavina joined our firm in 2001 as a partner in our residential conveyancing team having qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has over 20 years experience, practised at firms in and around London.


Residential Conveyancing

Purchase - Freehold Residential Property
Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property is in Wales.

Conveyancer's fees and disbursements

Legal fees as follows:

  1. Regardless of the value of the property, the charge for the transaction is £995.
  2. Acting on behalf of the mortgage lender: £350.00
  3. Using the Help to Buy Scheme: £250.00
  4. Storage Fee (we are required to keep your file in the storage for a minimum of 6 years after completing the work): £95
  5. Completing and Submitting the SDLT: £90
  6. Drafting a Declaration of Solvency: £100
  7. Drafting a Deed of Gift/Letter: £100
  8. Additional Fees for Leasehold: £200
  9. Electronic Money Transfer Fee £20
VAT is payable at the current rate of 20% on our fees referred to at points (a) to (h) inclusive.
We do not pay referral fees to third parties (e.g. estate agents or mortgage brokers).


The fees listed assume the matter is not drawn out or complicated. If the matter becomes complex or protracted, there may be additional fees payable.
Examples include (but are not limited to):
  • Where checking the source of funds & wealth involves additional time.
  • Where the title is unregistered.
  • Where your mortgage lender instructs it's own solicitor.
  • Where the property is newly built or in the course of construction.
  • Where there is a breach of a restriction e.g. preventing alterations or change of use of the property.
  • Where there is a defect in the title.
  • Where the property lacks the rights required for ordinary use and enjoyment e.g access or the usual services.
  • Expedited transactions i.e less than 3 weeks from receipt of papers to exchange.
  • Where a lock out or exclusivity agreement is required or there is a contract race.
  • Where your lease purchase includes the purchase of a share of the freehold.
  • Where a lease extension is involved.
  • Where freeholder consent for any reason may be required.
  • Shared ownership transactions.
  • Missing or absentee landlords.
  • Where the lease is defective e.g lack of repairing convenants covering each part of the bulding.

Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.
  1. Land Registry fee – You can check what registration fee you will be required to pay on the Land Registry website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
  2. Search fees: From £150-£250 on average depending on the location of the property
VAT is payable at the current rate of 20% on the search fees paid

Stamp Duty Land Tax
You can calculate the amount of SDLT or LTT you will need to pay by using the calculator on HMRC’s website: https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax or if the property is in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website: https://gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator

Anticipated Disbursements
  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £50 - £100.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £50 - £100.
  • Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is £50 - £100.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee - To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £50 - £100.

These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information. Stamp Duty Land Tax

Who will deal with your purchase? Our residential conveyancing team will deal with your purchase. There are three members of the team who may work on your matter as mentioned above.
How long will my house purchase take?
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 10 – 12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 4-6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 4 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some of the key stages of the purchase:
  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • Advise you on joint ownership
  • Obtain pre-completion searches
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

* Our fee assumes that:
  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the title to the property is unregistered or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  3. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  4. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  5. Planning permission and/or building regulations consent has not been obtained for works undertaken to the property.


Mortgage or Remortgage - Residential Property

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the mortgage or Remortgage of your home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry. Conveyancer's fees and disbursements
  1. Legal fees - £750.00
  2. Electronic money transfer fee £20.00
  3. VAT is payable at the current rate of 20% on our fees referred to at points (a) & (b).


We do not pay referral fees to third parties (e.g. estate agents or mortgage brokers).

Disbursements Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.
  • Land Registry fee – You can check what registration fee you will be required to pay on the Land Registry website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
  • Search fees: From £150-£250 on average depending on the location of the property
  • VAT is payable at the current rate of 20% on the search fees paid
  • If your property is a leasehold flat the following further disbursements may apply:
  • Notice of Charge Fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30-£100.00.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee – to be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between £50-£100.00.
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

How long will my mortgage or remortgage take?

How long it will take from your mortgage offer being approved until you can complete your new mortgage will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 4-6 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties involved in the transaction.

The precise stages involved in the mortgage or remortgage of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some of the key stages to the mortgage or remortgage:
  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on mortgage documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send mortgage deed to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which your new mortgage will take effect)
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete mortgage or remortgage • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

* Our fee assumes that:
  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the title to the property is unregistered or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  3. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  4. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  5. Planning permission and/or building regulations consent has not been obtained for works undertaken to the property.


Sale - Freehold Residential Property

Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the sale of your home, including paying your estate agent and redeeming your existing mortgage with your mortgage lender. Conveyancer's fees and disbursements Legal fees as follows:
  1. We charge £995 for the transaction regardless of value of the same
  2. Fee for acting or dealing with mortgage lender £350.00
  3. Electronic money transfer fee £20.00
  4. VAT is payable at the current rate of 20% on our fees referred to at points (a), (b) & (c).

We do not pay referral fees to third parties (e.g. estate agents or mortgage brokers).

Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply.
  • HM Land Registry fees for obtaining copies of your deeds: £10.00-£24.00
  • Obtaining copy planning and/or building regulations documents - £10.00-£20.00
  • Fees for duplicate Gas Safe/FENSA/NICEIC/CIGA certificates - £6.00-£42.00

Who will deal with your sale? Our residential conveyancing team will deal with your sale. How long will my house sale take? How long it will take from an offer being accepted until you can move out of your house will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 10 - 12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some of the key stages of the sale:
  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check the amount outstanding on any mortgage and contact the mortgage lender if necessary.
  • Prepare contract documents
  • Obtain copy Land Registry title documents
  • Forward completed sale questionnaire and fixture & fittings questionnaire to buyer’s solicitor
  • Reply to any enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you sell the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for figures to be obtained from your estate agent for their commission and your mortgage lender to redeem your mortgage
  • Complete sale.
  • Forward title documents to buyer’s solicitor.


* Our fee assumes that:
  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the title to the property is unregistered or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  3. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  4. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  5. Planning permission and/or building regulations consent has not been obtained for works undertaken to the property.


Sale - Leasehold Residential Property
Our fees cover all the work* required to complete the sale of your new home, including paying your estate agent and redeeming your existing mortgage with your mortgage lender. Conveyancer's fees and disbursements
  1. Legal fees as follows: - We charge £995 for the transaction regardless of value of the same.
  2. Fee for acting on behalf of the mortgage lender £350
  3. Electronic money transfer fee £20
  4. VAT is payable at the current rate of 20% on our fees referred to at points (a), (b) and (c)
We do not pay referral fees to third parties (e.g. estate agents or mortgage brokers).

Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, we handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller's solicitors.
  • HM Land Registry fee for obtaining copies of your deeds: £10.00-£24.00
  • Obtaining copy planning and/or building regulation documents - £10.00-£20.00
  • Fees for duplicate Gas Safe/FENSA/NICEIC/CIGA certificates - £6.00-£42.00:
Anticipated Disbursements
  • Management pack fee - £200-300.00. This may be required from both the Landlord and the Managing Agent.
This fee varies from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the range given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

Who will deal with your sale? Our residential conveyancing team will deal with your sale. How long will my house sale take? How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move out of your house will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 10 - 12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential leasehold property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some of the key stages of the sale:
  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check the amount outstanding on any mortgage and contact the mortgage lender if necessary.
  • Prepare contract documents
  • Obtain copy Land Registry title documents
  • Forward completed sale questionnaire and fixture & fittings questionnaire to buyer’s solicitor.
  • Obtain leasehold packs from the Freeholder/management company.
  • Reply to any enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you sell the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for figures to be obtained from your estate agent for their commission and your mortgage lender to redeem your mortgage
  • Complete sale.
  • Forward title documents to buyer’s solicitor.

* Our fee assumes that:
  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the title to the property is unregistered or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  6. Planning permission and/or building regulations consent has not been obtained for works undertaken to the property.



IMMIGRATION FEE LIST These are fixed professional fees only. Please add VAT and disbursements where applicable. In some circumstances, the fees may be higher depending on the nature/complexity of the applications. We will endeavour to relate this to you at the earliest. All fees include time for preparation and submission of immigration applications. It includes: Attendance on client, consideration of documents, taking of instructions and providing advice on the options, law & procedure and requirement of documentation, preparing and submitting the application, advising the client on timelines and the outcome of their application(s).

1.ENTRY CLEARANCE:
Visitor £400
Fiancée £750 - £1000 + VAT
Spouse £750 - £1000 + VAT
Family Reunion £600 + VAT
European Spouse or Family £800 + VAT
2.HOME OFFICE APPLICATIONS:
File transfer/Subject Access Request £200 + VAT
Spouse/unmarried partner £750 + VAT
Application to extend Leave to Remain
(spouse/unmarried partner/student)
£750 + VAT
3. INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN:
Spouse £1000+ VAT
10 year legal long stay £1200 + VAT
4. LEAVE TO REMAIN:
20 year long residence £1600 + VAT
Child 7 year
(depending on number of applicants)
£800 - £900 + VAT
5. BRITISH CITIZENSHIP:
Adult naturalisation
(depending on complication of travel)
£400 - £600 + VAT
Child registration
(addition child £150 + VAT)
£350 + VAT per child
Passport applications £100 each
6. ASYLUM APPLICATIONS:
a. Up to Screening Interview £500 + VAT
b. Up to decision £1000 + VAT
c. Refusal and grounds £200 + VAT
d. Appeal to First Tier Tribunal £1500 + VAT
e. Permission to First Tier Tribunal £350 + VAT
f. Permission to Upper Tribunal
(concession applied if existing client)
£350 + VAT
g. Permission hearing with no directions £500 + VAT
h. Permission hearing with directions £750 + VAT
i. Permission to Court of Appeal £500 + VAT
j. Hearing at Court of Appeal £1500 + VAT
7. JUDICIAL REVIEW:
Paper application (1st stage) £1500 + VAT
Oral renewal £750 + VAT
Hearing £750 + VAT
8. INJUNCTIONS FOR DEPORTATIONS £1000 + VAT
9. BAIL £1500 + VAT
10. STATUTORY DECLARATIONS/AFFIDAVITS £150 + VAT
11. DOCUMENT CHECKING £150 + VAT


HOME OFFICE AND COURT DISBURSEMENTS:
Court Fees: Fees varies for each stage of appeal.
  1. First Tier Tribunal: The link below provides further information about the fees when appealing to the First Tier Tribunal https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are
  2. Judicial Review at the Upper Tribunal:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_ data/file/711933/t613-eng.pdf
  3. Court of Appeal Fees:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_ data/file/688199/form-200-eng.pdf
  4. Counsel fees: This will be dependent on the seniority/year of call of counsel instructed. The fee will be agreed and payable prior to counsel being instructed. Counsel fee varies for different stage of work
  5. Interpreter’s fee: It is not compulsory to use firm appointed interpreters. Potential clients are advised to use your own interpreter or have a trusted companion to translate. Where required we may suggest some companies; independent interpreter’s will be instructed from recognised agencies. Fees may include interpreter’s travel and waiting. Fees will be quoted for the approximate time required on hourly basis and can vary if attendance prolonged. All fees will be agreed and payable prior to interpreter confirmed • Document Translation: We will seek at least 3 quotes and upon confirmation, fees must be placed on account prior to us instructing work. • VAT – Incurred where applicable


Who will deal with your Immigrtaion Advice and Assistance.
Our Immigration team will deal with your matter . There are three members of the team who may work on your matter including Partners Malathy Jeyanantham, Kavina Ponnampalam and our support staff Ponnampalam Sakthiyenthiran. Regardless of who works on your matter they will be supervised by Malathy Jeyanantham, a joint Senior Partner and Head of Conveyancing and Immigration Department

Malathy Jeyanantham
Malathy is head of our team is a solicitors qualified in 1994 and has over 25 years’ experience in dealing with all types of Immigration transactions.

Kavina Ponnampalam
Kavina joined our firm in 2001 as a partner in our firm in May 2001 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has over 20 years experience, practised at firms in and around London.

STORAGE OF PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS After completing the work, we are entitled to keep all your papers and documents while there is money owing to us for our charges and expenses. In addition, we will keep your file of papers for you in storage for not less than 6 year. After that, storage is on the clear understanding we have the right to destroy it after such period as we consider reasonable or to make a charge for storage if we ask you to collect your papers and you fail to do so. We will not of course destroy any documents such as Deeds, and other securities, which you ask us to hold in safe custody. Our current charge for storage of deeds and other documents is £95 plus VAT per year. If we retrieve papers or documents from storage in relation to continuing or new instructions to act for you, we will not normally charge for such retrieval. However, we may make a charge based on time spent for producing stored papers or documents to you or another at your request. We may also charge for reading, correspondence or other work necessary to comply with your instructions.

TERMINATION You may terminate your instructions to us in writing at any time but we will be entitled to keep all your papers and documents while there is money owing to us for our charges and expenses. If at any stage you do not wish us to continue doing work and/or incurring charges and expenses on your behalf, you must tell us this clearly in writing. If we decide to stop acting for you, for example if you do not pay an interim bill or comply with the request for a payment on account, we will give you notice in writing.
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