Leasehold Residential Purchase Pricing

Time Scales

For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on when your offer is accepted and other factors involved. The average process takes between 8-10 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain  and the speed with which those third parties ( e.g Landlords or their Managing Agents or Mortgage Providers) respond. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between X and X months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

Our fee assumes that:

  • This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise, including (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
  • This 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
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required

Key Milestones

With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:

  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice
  • Checking finances are in place to fund purchase and contacting lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receiving and advising on contract documents
  • Carrying out searches
  • Obtaining further planning documentation if required
  • Making any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received
  • Going through the conditions of your mortgage offer
  • Sending the final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • Advising you on joint ownership
  • Obtaining pre-completion searches
  • Agreeing a completion date (the date from which you own the property)
  • Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Completing purchase
  • Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Dealing with application for registration at Land Registry