Residential Costs Information

For you own bespoke conveyancing quote please use the online quote tool above - it takes moments and provides you with a detailed and accurate idea of the costs involved.

Alternatively please see below for some general information about costs in conveyancing transactions.

Our conveyancing fees start from £599 and the average legal fee for a freehold purchase at £200,000 with no complications is £740 plus VAT. Until we investigate the legal title it is only possible to provide an estimate of costs. In most cases with the freehold matter the fixed fee is accurate.

Residential sales and purchases - Factors that could affect your legal fee

If, during the transaction, something of a legal nature is encountered that was unknown at the time we provided our quote and leads to additional legal work, we will charge an additional fee. Our additional charges are transparent and we set the most obvious scenarios out in writing with our terms of business. Some examples are set out below:

  • Declaration of Trust Deed
  • Transfer of Part of a piece of land
  • Dealing with a leasehold transaction
  • Additional work required by specialist mortgage lending
  • New build/ Help to Buy schemes
  • Dealing with a shared ownership sale or purchase
  • Statutory Declaration drafting
  • Drafting an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement
  • Handling an equity release mortgage
  • Appointment of an Attorney or new Trustee

Our additional charges

If additional costs are incurred, we will confirm the additional fees with you. We take great care to ensure that the fees are reasonable, competitive and inline with the local market.


We do everything we can to ensure that the quote we provide at the outset of your residential transaction is as accurate as possible. We base our quotes on the information you provide so the more detail you can give, the better. If you are unsure of any aspect of your transaction or you need an explanation of what might be considered outside of a standard sale or purchase, please ask.

We care

We like to deal with our clients directly, you will always find someone on the end of the telephone and we welcome appointments. It's not about the cheapest quote, you get what you pay for and we understand service and efficiency is what will see you smoothly through your moving experience.

We care what our clients say; we care how our clients feel about their experience with us so please take a look at some of the feedback on our website.

If you have any questions before instructing Fosters, we will be happy to help.