A quick and efficient transaction

Purchase costs

Our dedicated team of conveyancing solicitors in Birmingham are here to assist you. We take full details of your matter and provide an accurate quote based on the complexity of your transaction.

Our fees are fixed and not charged at an hourly rate.   Our fees are generally dependent upon the purchase price and the complexity of the matter.  Typical fees based on the purchase price are as follows:

 

£0 to £200,000                                            from £950.00 plus VAT

£200,001 to £500,000                                from £1,000.00 plus VAT

£500,001 to £1,000,000                              from £1,050.00 plus VAT

£1,000,001 and over                                   from £1,150.00 plus VAT

 

We will add VAT to our fees at the rate that applies when the work is done.  The current applicable rate is 20%. It is possible that unforeseen extra work may become necessary which falls outside the scope of the quotation, for example, due to unexpected difficulties or if your requirements or circumstances change significantly during the matter.  If so, we will advise you of the estimated cost of the extra work and attempt to agree an amended charge with you before incurring any additional costs. If we cannot reach agreement, we will not undertake any further work and will charge you on an hourly basis for work to date.

 

Services include: dealing with registration at the Land Registry; and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax  if the property is in England or Land Transaction Tax  if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

RLK Solicitors
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Bonnie HungBonnie Hung
05:09 14 May 24
Thank you for the house completion. Excellent service and speedy response.
Wandy ChanWandy Chan
22:45 13 May 24
Professional and ReliableWilson was help me a lot in my over seven months buying house process. He help me to follow up with seller’s solicitor and give me some advice when problems happened suddenly. I want to say a BIG thank you to him and I recommend him to my friend too.
Jeff HoJeff Ho
10:44 10 May 24
Highly recommended!Wilson provides professional and efficient service on our conveyancing works, made our house purchase so smooth and hassle free!He provided great customer care, explained to us the timeline, procedures and problems encountered in details. He communicated with the estate agent in a timely manner and enable all parties have a clear picture on the conveyancing progress.Definitely recommended.
gerald cartingerald cartin
19:56 07 May 24
Great service from a team of accessible, friendly and professional people. Amrit was always willing to speak to me personally or get back to me promptly with the answers. We were well guided through what could have been a stressful process to a swift completion with Sonia . A little extra money well spent. Thank you.
Iris WongIris Wong
08:30 02 May 24
It was an exciting experience on buying a property! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Wilson. Wilson kept me being well informed throughout the property purchasing process and well addressed all my queries clearly and patiently. Excellent professional service. Highly recommended.
Amanda Kaye-WrightAmanda Kaye-Wright
19:30 26 Apr 24
RLK did a very proficient job with the sale of my Dad's retirement flat and I am more than happy to recommend. The buyer sold at auction which gave us just a month in the event for the conveyancing, exchange and completion and it all went to plan. RLK's approach was thorough but sensibly pragmatic, which compensated for some exasperation on my part about where things were up to as time got tight. We are so used now to being able to track delivery status.......
L AllenL Allen
08:41 25 Mar 24
Thank you to Sonia who dealt with a recent transfer for myself, although the other party delayed the process Sonia was extremely good at chasing this up for me, would definitely recommend and use again myself
Ian BrownIan Brown
19:13 10 Mar 24
This review is for Ms S Lawrence of RLK Solicitors regarding my property sale.I have found Ms Lawrence to be professional and motivated whilst managing, at the same time, to be friendly and personable. Ms Lawrence has progressed the conveyance of my property, keeping me fully informed of the current situation by telephone and email. Emails or telephone calls that I have initiated have been responded to quickly. It would be easy to be left with the impression that I was the only client. The service received has been second to none and value for money.
Ray BiltonRay Bilton
14:03 01 Mar 24
Sonia Lawrence on behalf of RLK Solicitors acted timely & efficiently in preparing the working papers towards the transfer of my property in my sole name & kept me informed during the lengthy registration process so that I was never at a loss as to the perceived delay on their part.I am very pleased with the service I received, thank you.
Stacey569Stacey569
11:32 01 Mar 24
Sonia and Amrit were brilliant and really helped us get this process completed. Would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much for your help.
Luke JonesLuke Jones
18:47 29 Feb 24
We tried to get support from 3 other solicitors with no joy, they didn't appear to want to know or support in anyway. Then thankfully we tried RLK solicitors. Right from the first call they were supporting and reassuring and helpful and most importantly they had a great listening ear as I was going into territory I did not understand. Our solicitor was Sonia Lawrence and she was a god send, right from start to finish. The ladies on the front desk were also supportive and understanding. With the excellent work ethic and professionalism of this team, we now are in our new home. What a great legal team they are, would recommend to anyone who needs a brilliant professional solicitor.Many thanksNicole and Mark Jones.
Kirsty AlebonKirsty Alebon
17:52 10 Jan 24
Sonia did the conveyancing for our first home purchase. Her positive attitude and experience made the whole process completely stress free and we were able to complete within 8 weeks! Would 100% recommend!
Lucy BashLucy Bash
18:57 28 Nov 23
HIGHLY RECOMENDED. Incredible service from start to finish, Sonia who was our allocated solicitor went above and beyond, she is very highly motivated and efficient and we can't thank you enough Sonia and RLK for providing an efficient smooth service. I can totally see why RLK was recommended to us. Thank you again you made it so easy for us.
Martin ColmeyMartin Colmey
19:45 28 Sep 23
We dealt with Sonia Lawrence when we recently purchased a new property, and transferred equity on an existing property. We found Sonia to be really helpful throughout the process. She took time to explain each step of the various processes and was patient with us from the outset. We were particularly impressed when we needed to go into the office to sign some documents. It was the school holidays and we needed to bring our children with us. Sonia had prepared some fun games and colouring to keep the children occupied while we signed the necessary forms. Sonia was brilliant with the children, which made the visit really special. It really felt as though Sonia was ‘on our side’ throughout the process, making sure our needs were met. Thank you so much Sonia and the rest of the RLK team.
Bonnie HungBonnie Hung
05:09 14 May 24
Thank you for the house completion. Excellent service and speedy response.
Wandy ChanWandy Chan
22:45 13 May 24
Professional and ReliableWilson was help me a lot in my over seven months buying house process. He help me to follow up with seller’s solicitor and give me some advice when problems happened suddenly. I want to say a BIG thank you to him and I recommend him to my friend too.
Jeff HoJeff Ho
10:44 10 May 24
Highly recommended!Wilson provides professional and efficient service on our conveyancing works, made our house purchase so smooth and hassle free!He provided great customer care, explained to us the timeline, procedures and problems encountered in details. He communicated with the estate agent in a timely manner and enable all parties have a clear picture on the conveyancing progress.Definitely recommended.
gerald cartingerald cartin
19:56 07 May 24
Great service from a team of accessible, friendly and professional people. Amrit was always willing to speak to me personally or get back to me promptly with the answers. We were well guided through what could have been a stressful process to a swift completion with Sonia . A little extra money well spent. Thank you.
Iris WongIris Wong
08:30 02 May 24
It was an exciting experience on buying a property! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Wilson. Wilson kept me being well informed throughout the property purchasing process and well addressed all my queries clearly and patiently. Excellent professional service. Highly recommended.
Amanda Kaye-WrightAmanda Kaye-Wright
19:30 26 Apr 24
RLK did a very proficient job with the sale of my Dad's retirement flat and I am more than happy to recommend. The buyer sold at auction which gave us just a month in the event for the conveyancing, exchange and completion and it all went to plan. RLK's approach was thorough but sensibly pragmatic, which compensated for some exasperation on my part about where things were up to as time got tight. We are so used now to being able to track delivery status.......
L AllenL Allen
08:41 25 Mar 24
Thank you to Sonia who dealt with a recent transfer for myself, although the other party delayed the process Sonia was extremely good at chasing this up for me, would definitely recommend and use again myself
Ian BrownIan Brown
19:13 10 Mar 24
This review is for Ms S Lawrence of RLK Solicitors regarding my property sale.I have found Ms Lawrence to be professional and motivated whilst managing, at the same time, to be friendly and personable. Ms Lawrence has progressed the conveyance of my property, keeping me fully informed of the current situation by telephone and email. Emails or telephone calls that I have initiated have been responded to quickly. It would be easy to be left with the impression that I was the only client. The service received has been second to none and value for money.
Ray BiltonRay Bilton
14:03 01 Mar 24
Sonia Lawrence on behalf of RLK Solicitors acted timely & efficiently in preparing the working papers towards the transfer of my property in my sole name & kept me informed during the lengthy registration process so that I was never at a loss as to the perceived delay on their part.I am very pleased with the service I received, thank you.
Stacey569Stacey569
11:32 01 Mar 24
Sonia and Amrit were brilliant and really helped us get this process completed. Would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much for your help.
Luke JonesLuke Jones
18:47 29 Feb 24
We tried to get support from 3 other solicitors with no joy, they didn't appear to want to know or support in anyway. Then thankfully we tried RLK solicitors. Right from the first call they were supporting and reassuring and helpful and most importantly they had a great listening ear as I was going into territory I did not understand. Our solicitor was Sonia Lawrence and she was a god send, right from start to finish. The ladies on the front desk were also supportive and understanding. With the excellent work ethic and professionalism of this team, we now are in our new home. What a great legal team they are, would recommend to anyone who needs a brilliant professional solicitor.Many thanksNicole and Mark Jones.
Kirsty AlebonKirsty Alebon
17:52 10 Jan 24
Sonia did the conveyancing for our first home purchase. Her positive attitude and experience made the whole process completely stress free and we were able to complete within 8 weeks! Would 100% recommend!
Lucy BashLucy Bash
18:57 28 Nov 23
HIGHLY RECOMENDED. Incredible service from start to finish, Sonia who was our allocated solicitor went above and beyond, she is very highly motivated and efficient and we can't thank you enough Sonia and RLK for providing an efficient smooth service. I can totally see why RLK was recommended to us. Thank you again you made it so easy for us.
Martin ColmeyMartin Colmey
19:45 28 Sep 23
We dealt with Sonia Lawrence when we recently purchased a new property, and transferred equity on an existing property. We found Sonia to be really helpful throughout the process. She took time to explain each step of the various processes and was patient with us from the outset. We were particularly impressed when we needed to go into the office to sign some documents. It was the school holidays and we needed to bring our children with us. Sonia had prepared some fun games and colouring to keep the children occupied while we signed the necessary forms. Sonia was brilliant with the children, which made the visit really special. It really felt as though Sonia was ‘on our side’ throughout the process, making sure our needs were met. Thank you so much Sonia and the rest of the RLK team.
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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties (e.g. Land Registry fees).

We handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

An estimated cost of typical disbursements incurred in respect of a freehold property purchase are:

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and ID check:
£8.00 plus VAT per person
Search fees: £50.00 to £400.00 plus VAT*
Bankruptcy search: £2.00 plus VAT per person
HM Land Registry official search: £3.00 plus VAT per title and search
HM Land Registry fee: £20.00 – £540.00 (not subject to VAT)

*dependent on searches required

How long will my house purchase take?

The average process takes between 8-12 weeks. How long it will take from your offer being accepted until completion of the purchase will depend on several factors, including the complexity of your purchase and the parties involved in the chain.

The purchase of a leasehold property or an extension of lease may take longer than a straightforward freehold property purchase.

A leasehold extension will incur additional charges and you should speak to our specialist conveyancing solicitors for more information.

What are the stages of buying a residential property?

It’s important to remember that the precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property may vary according to the circumstances. However, below is an indication of the key stages in a typical purchase transaction:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Make any necessary enquiries of the seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Attendance with you to sign or sending final contract to you for signature
  • 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

 

How much Stamp Duty or Land Tax will I have to pay?

You must pay Stamp Duty if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England or Land Tax if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. The amount of Stamp Duty or Land Tax that you will have to pay depends on the purchase price of your property.

If your property is located in England, you can use HM Revenue and Customs’ Stamp Duty Land Tax calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay. If the property is in Wales, please use the Welsh Revenue Authority’s Land Transaction Tax calculator.

Get in touch, for more information on how we can help you

Having been involved in the Property market for over 15 years, RLK Solicitors have handled a number of my property transactions over the past few years and I have always been impressed with the high standard of service received, the transparency from my solicitor dealing with the matter and bringing the transactions to a swift conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to my close family and friends….Kind Regards, J Mills, Franchise Owner

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