Legal fees can be expensive enough without any hidden costs or unexpected extras. Latham & Co offer transparent pricing and fixed rates, so you know exactly what you are getting and for exactly what price.
Our fixed fees cover all of the work as provided in the sections below however on some occasions your Lender will require us to undertake additional work, such as carrying out a minerals search (as an example). Additional charges may be also be incurred by reason of your property being comprised of more than one title (again as an example).
Such charges along with charges for other additional work which was not included in your original estimate will be charged to your account, if incurred, however this will only be after such additional charges have been agreed with you.
Please note that we charge a minimum of £150 plus VAT for dealing with your mortgage offer and the Lender, again such charges will only be incurred after they have been agreed with you.
VAT is chargeable on our professional fees and some disbursements including Land Registry disbursements.
Below you will find details of the fixed fees we offer for some of our conveyancing services (click on the appropriate one for you).
Please note that our fixed fees include all work to be carried out on your transaction and there are no hidden costs. The price we quote is always on an all-inclusive basis based on the information provided to us.
You should ensure that when comparing quotations that there are no additional fees which would be added to the total price.
Please note that our fees are exclusive of VAT and assume that:
- It is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction;
- It is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease;
- The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise;
- All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation, and
- No indemnity policies are required. Additional costs and disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
Who will carry out the work
Your legal work will be carried out by a qualified person being one of the following:
In each case the person is competent to handle your transaction.
In addition, please understand that a trainee solicitor or a paralegal under the strict supervision of a qualified solicitor or a Licensed Conveyancer or a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives may also carry out work on your matter.
All solicitors, Licensed Conveyancers and Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives acting on conveyancing transactions will be up to date with their Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme training and continuously keep abreast with the law and changes in property law matters that may affect your conveyancing process.