The fees you will pay are dependent on the sale price of the property but to give you an idea we have set out pricing below which has been based on a straightforward leasehold sale transaction at an average purchase price of £250,000.

You can obtain a no hidden costs quote based on your own personal circumstances and property price at any time here.

All VAT on the tables below are based @ 20%

The fees set out above assume that..

This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise for example, a defect in the title.

The property is sold with vacant possession.

The transaction is concluded in a timely manner without any specified need for urgency or delay.

All parties are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay.

The contract is not a conditional contract.

No indemnity policies are required, additional fee of £50 plus VAT is payable for each policy together with the policy premium.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a leasehold residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, to help we have set out all the usual stages below:

  • Take your instructions
  • Obtain a copy of your title (and any associated documents) from the Land Registry
  • Draft contract documents and issue these to your Buyer’s Solicitor
  • Request a redemption statement from your lender(s) – if applicable
  • We will ask that you obtain your management pack from the Landlord/Management Company if the property is Leasehold (which will incur a fee charged and set by the Landlord/Management Company)
  • Deal with any necessary enquiries raised by the Buyer’s solicitor
  • Send final contract (and Transfer once received from the Buyer’s solicitor) to you for signature
  • Agree a completion date
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • The redemption of any mortgage(s)
  • Payment of the estate agents bill (if you instruct us to do so)
  • Payment of any outstanding ground rent/service charge due to the Landlord/Management company if the property is leasehold (having apportioned this with your buyer prior to completion)
  • Send any sale proceeds to you in the manner you have instructed us to do so

Our Expertise

Nicola Bennell: Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 2004 having graduated from Northumbria University.  Having spent over 22 years in a large regional law firm in Newcastle, Nicola has a wealth of experience in a wide range of Conveyancing matters.

Nicola deals with Freehold/Leasehold Residential sales and purchasers, Shared Ownership matters, Right to Buy, Equity Release transactions, Deed of Variations, Purchase of Freehold reversions, Transfer of Equity and Voluntary First Registration.

Nicola is experienced in working to strict deadlines and takes a pro-active approach to her work and prides herself on building excellent working relationships with her clients.

Nicola Bennell is supervised by Sarah Reid who is a solicitor and Managing Director of the firm. Sarah Reid has been a solicitor since 2003.

Contact: 0191 567 0465 or email: [email protected]

Steven Douglas: Steven qualified as a solicitor in 2007. In his role on a day-to-day basis, Steven advises clients from initial instruction through to completion on both freehold and leasehold purchases and sales, buy to let properties, right to buy purchases, Lease extension, Re-mortgages, New build properties and unregistered land; and Transfers of equity.

Steven Douglas is supervised by Nicola Bennell, see details above.

Contact: 0191 567 0465 or email: [email protected]


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