Our conveyancing fees are transparent. We don’t add hidden “extras” so the price quoted for our services includes all the legal work we need to do for your sale, purchase or remortgage.
This includes the work we do for your mortgage lender where they instruct us and the completion and submission of your stamp duty return.
Bank money transfers are charged at the cost to us with no administration fee added.
For new clients as part of the due diligence checks we are required by law to carry out, we use an online identification and verification system provided by Thirdfort. We only pass on to you the cost we pay for these checks. The current fee is £14.95 plus VAT per person.
For new and existing clients we are again required by law to verify source of funds. This is carried out for us by Thirdfort and their current fee which we pass on to you is £9.95 plus VAT.
On a purchase of a property, we also carry out a “Lawyer Check” before sending money to the seller’s conveyancer This verifies that the account details we have been provided with are genuine and the conveyancer is who they say they are and not an imposter. There is a huge increase in fraud involving hacked emails with criminals targeting property purchases. The cost of this check is £18 including VAT which we pass on to you.
We look to build up long term relationships with our clients; we generally do not advertise our services and rely on recommendations from our existing clients and the estate agents and brokers they use.
We don’t pay any referral fees.
The work will be carried out by the conveyancer you have instructed who will be either Adil Vittachi – the principal of the firm and a qualified solicitor (qualified in 1984) or Alex Symeon – a licenced conveyancer who also acts as Adil’s locum if he is away and under his supervision. We will be assisted by secretaries but the legal work is carried out only by Adil or Alex.
How long will my house sale or purchase take?
How long it will take depends on a number of factors outside our control. Typically moves take six to eight weeks but it can take a lot longer if there is a chain. Other things that can delay a move would be of a lease needs to be extended or varied, probate is needed for a seller who has died or if a freeholder or managing agent takes time to provide information needed.