How to save on conveyancing fees without compromising on standards

Published: 27/03/2013

With news that 27 per cent of house purchases in 2012 were for properties valued over £250,000 and therefore incurring a 3 per cent Stamp Duty charge, it is understandable why homeowners may be looking for ways to reduce the cost of moving. However this saving shouldn’t come by compromising on your conveyancing service.

According to figures from Halifax Intermediaries, the number of mortgage applications for properties sold above £250,000 increased by 9 per cent year-on-year and by a whopping 28 per cent against 2009 activity with a large proportion of sales occurring in London and the South East.

However there was a good chance these homebuyers could have saved on their conveyancing fees if they had come to Goldsmith Williams as Head of Property, Lynne McCaffrey explains:

“Our conveyancing fee for properties valued at over £250,000 is capped at £499 plus VAT and disbursements. So whether you’re buying a house for £250,000 and a penny or £2 million we will only charge £499. While our combined sale and purchase fee is just £800.

“It is essential that homebuyers do not cut corners when it comes to their conveyancing, particularly as high value mortgage transactions can be much more complex. Our low fixed fees show quality conveyancing doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag.”

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