With a wealth of experience between our property solicitors, our conveyancing team can assist you with your proposed Sale and/or Purchase.

We are able to deal with the following types of transactions:
  • Sale and/or Purchase of a Freehold or Leasehold Property
  • New Build Properties
  • Shared Ownership/ Equity Properties
  • Help to Buy Purchases
  • Right to Buy Purchases
  • Lease Extensions
  • Transfer of Equity/ Ownership

  • We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical advice to any issues that may present themselves during your transaction, making the process as smooth as possible.

    Collier Littler’s conveyancing team is led by David Hensley, a Director and Solicitor of over 30 years’ standing, who along with Licensed Conveyance Joanne Cooper will carry out all work required for your transaction. We are a Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited firm, and everyone in the team works to the CQS standard.

    Our Fees Plus VAT

    SALE Standard Flats
    Up to £150,000 £895 £1,150
    £150,001-250,000 £895 £1,300
    £250,001-350,000 £895 £1,400
    £350,001-500,000 £995 £1,500
    £500,001-750,000 £1,025 £1,600
    £750,001-1,25m £1,350 £1,800
    PROBATE SALES: Additional £150 plus VAT fee.

    PURCHASE Standard Flat New Build
    Up to £150,000 £995 £1,350 + £200 std
    £150,001-250,000 £995 £1,500 + £300 flats
    £250,001-350,000 £995 £1,600
    £350,001-500,000 £1,025 £1,700
    £500,001-750,000 £1,100 £1,800
    £750,001-1,25m £1,450 £1,995
    Lawyer Check £18 plus VAT
    Lender Panel Fee (if applicable) £35 plus VAT
    Search Pack (inc Chancel) £109.00
    Environmental Search £57.00

    REMORTGAGE Standard Flats
    Up to £500,000 £495 £600
    £500,001-750,000 £600 £710
    Over £750,000 POA POA
    Transfer of Equity £495 £575
    Transfer & Mortgage £600 £685
    First Registration £660
    Purchase of Freehold £500
    Equity Release £650 £750

    Probate Department Work Cost
    Assent (Trf) (Regd) £385
    Assent + First Reg £825
    First Registration £660
    Probate Sales Additional £150 plus VAT

    A quotation can be obtained by the link but please note as no two properties are the same, our fees will reflect the particular requirements of your sale or purchase. For example, dealing with a listed building may, because of the added complexities, cost more than dealing with a new freehold property. We will be happy to provide you with a full estimate of the cost when we have details of your intended transaction.

    The timings can vary for how long a property transaction can take, however generally speaking a standard freehold residential purchase or sale typically takes several weeks but can sometimes run longer if the unforeseen is encountered. This can be faster or slower depending on the parties in a chain and depending on other factors, including whether you are purchasing with a mortgage. If you are re-mortgaging, this can also often be carried out relatively quickly if all concerned parties are on-board with this. Alternatively, the purchase of a leasehold property that involves a management company who have to provide information/documents and/or that requires a lease extension can take several months. In such a situation where extra work is required, further charges may also apply.

    What are the stages of the process?

    The stages of any transaction vary according to the individual aspects of each matter. As a basic guide however, for the purchase of a residential property the typical stages we will complete are as follows: –

  • Take your instructions and provide you with initial advice
  • Review the mortgage offer from your lender (if applicable)
  • Receive a draft contract and supporting documents from the seller’s solicitors to approve
  • Upon receipt of search fees from you we will order searches (local, drainage and environmental to begin with)
  • Raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor and request further documents such as planning
  • Send you a letter of advice in relation to your mortgage offer
  • Report to you to advise you on all legal aspects of the property you are purchasing
  • Send you the contract, transfer, SDLT form (if applicable) and any other relevant documents to sign in readiness for exchange of contracts (this can be done in a meeting if preferred)
  • Agree a completion date and exchange contracts with the seller’s solicitor
  • Send you a Completion Statement so you may send to us the deposit monies or remainder balance plus any SDLT payable to complete the purchase
  • Report to the lender so they can pay the mortgage funds to us in time for completion