Residential Conveyancing Charges

Many thanks for the excellent service you have provided for my recent house purchase. I have been extremely grateful for the caring and understanding way you have dealt with my situation.
JMB, Sheffield

If you wish to discuss your sale or purchase then contact us for a Free Quotation on  01629 582308 or click here to enter the details online and we will call you back.

I cannot rate Lovedays highly enough. They are approachable, responsive and thorough, and exceeded my expectations this time by completing the transaction a week ahead of an already very tight deadline.
VCV, Tarporley

Legal fees

On average we generally find the legal fees for a residential conveyance for a sale, purchase, mortgage or re-mortgages will costs between £600 – £1000 plus VAT on a fixed fee basis. This varies dependant on the value of the property, the location and other factors.


The disbursements which are generally required include (all-inclusive of VAT)

  • Land registry search fees £3.60 per document
  • Bankruptcy Search £2.40 per buyer
  • Anti-money laundering check £5.00 per buyer
  • Internal file processing fee £4.40
  • Official local Authority Search estimated £99.00
  • Drainage & Water Search estimated £78.00
  • Groundsure Homebuyers estimated £32.00
  • No Search Chancel Indemnity up to £1m estimated £10.92
  • Bank Transfer fee £30.00 per transfer

Land Registry Fees will vary dependant on the value of the property and if the property is registered.  Generally, we expect the Land Registry Fees to be in the region of £135 – £270. Please note that Stamp duty land tax may also apply dependant on the value of the property.

Other disbursements may apply. Please contact us for further details.

Time scales

With conveyancing it varies how long it takes depending on the searches required and also factors such as the other party in the transaction. Generally with a straight forward transaction we would expect to complete within 6-18 weeks.

Fee earners

Richard Roberts, Solicitor, Head of Department and Managing Director, admitted as a solicitor in 1999

Alan Goadby, Solicitor, admitted as a solicitor in 1986

Kathryn Griffiths, Solicitor, admitted as a solicitor in 2000

Racheal Mellor, Licensed Conveyancer, has worked in conveyancing since 2004 and qualfied as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2011.

Denise Graham, Property Assistant, has been working in conveyancing since 2016

Hayley Kirkland, Trainee Licensed Conveyancer, has been working in conveyancing since 2007

If you would like to find out more about our staff, please click here.

Make An Enquiry

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About Lovedays

Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited (Company Registration Number 08838592) whose registered office is at Lovedays Solicitors, Crown Chambers, 6 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AQ.

The Directors of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited are C.D.Gale and R.LL.Roberts. Our Notary Public, M.C. Handforth is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Company is otherwise authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority whose rules can be accessed at

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