Why are legal fees for flats more expensive?
Ludmila from Sandbach
Legal questions and answers
I am planning to buy 1 bed flat in Chester (retirement house) for the price of £50,000. What is the reasonable purchase fee plus Vat and Disbursements for purchasing that property and why some of the law firms take an additional £150 plus Vat for the flats? Thank you.
To compare the prices for solicitors’ fees for your property purchase, you can fill in your details into our conveyancing quote form and you will receive up to 4 quotes from conveyancing solicitors that cover your location.
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The quotes you will receive are for the solicitors’ fees and will include vat. Your conveyancing solicitor should then email you a breakdown of disbursements; disbursements should not differ significantly between conveyancing firms.
In regards to the increased fee for flats, many flats are leasehold properties and the conveyancing process for leasehold properties has an additional amount of work and investigations required, therefore the price for the conveyancing of a leasehold flat can be higher than that of a freehold property.
If you want to know more concerning the different between Freehold and Leasehold properties, take a look at our article on The Difference Between Freehold and Leasehold Properties.
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