Residential Conveyancing Costs

The costs involved for the sale, purchase or re-mortgage of a residential property.

When obtaining an estimate of cost, the fees together with disbursements included cover everything we envisage your transaction will require to smoothly progress from start through to completion.

Get An Estimate Of Fees & Disbursements

Our purchase estimate includes BHP Law’s fees, VAT payable on the same, ID check, basic search pack, HMRC Stamp Duty Land Tax (if applicable), Land Registry searches and Land Registry registration fee.

Our sale estimate includes BHP Law’s fees, VAT payable on the same, ID check, HM Land Registry official copy documents.  

Our re-mortgage estimate includes BHP Law’s fees, VAT payable on the same, ID check, HM Land Registry official copy documents.


What other fees may be payable not shown on the estimate?


If you are purchasing a Leasehold property you could have additional extras to pay such as:

  • Notice of Transfer Fee – This fee will be set out in the Lease.
  • Notice of Charge Fee -This fee will be set out in the Lease.
  • Deed of Covenant Fee – This fee will be set out in the Lease.
  • Certificate of Compliance Fee – This fee will be set out in the Lease.


If you are purchasing a Leasehold property you should also be aware that the property will more than likely be subject to annual Ground Rent and Service Charge payments.

The Landlord/Management Company will make you fully aware of any such additional fees. 


If you are selling a Leasehold property it is more than likely that your buyer’s solicitor will request a Management Company/Landlords sale pack. Most Management Company/Landlord’s charge an administration fee in this regard and it is usually around the £200-300 mark. We will request the same once instructed and make you aware of the fee before we request the same.  


How are your fees calculated?


BHP Law calculate their fees on the basis of the value of the property you are purchasing/selling/re-mortgaging. It is calculated this way as the higher the value of a property the higher the risk.

Stamp Duty Land Tax is also calculated on the value of the property. You can calculate the same by visiting HMRC’s website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.

HM Land Registry calculate their registration fee again on the value of the property and also factors such as whether the property already registered can have an impact. If the property is unregistered fees will be higher.

 How long will the transaction take?

How long it will take from the outset to completion of your transaction will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes 6-8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain. For example we generally indicate that a Leasehold transaction will take longer and a time scale of 8-10 weeks is more realistic.

What do I get for my money?

You will be assigned to a member of the team who will be your personal conveyancing specialist. Our team has over 100 years of collective experience in Residential Conveyancing.


We list below the general procedures involved in the different transactions offered:


Buying a property


Selling a property





The conveyancing team is made up of Partners, Solicitors, Conveyancing Executive and Paralegals. The team is supervised by Senior Partner Peter Blackett who has over 50 years experience. 

Your Residential Conveyancing Team

Peter Blackett


Senior partner Peter Blackett has practised for over 50 years in Durham & North Yorkshire and has been involved in many significant commercial and agricultural…

Jemma Louise Ebdon


Jemma is our Residential Conveyancing Team Leader. Jemma became a Partner at BHP Law in 2022. She joined BHP Law in 2010 as Mr Peter Blackett’s PA and…

Lauren Jordan


Lauren obtained her law degree from the University of Cumbria, graduating in 2012 and started her LPC at Northumbria University, graduating the following…

Fiona Addison

Conveyancing Executive

Fiona began her career in law in the 1990s, where she worked within several firms as a Legal Secretary and thereafter as a Paralegal. Following this…

Nicola Hobson

Conveyancing Executive

Nicola joined BHP Law as a conveyancing secretary in 2015. Following two years working as a conveyancing secretary at another local firm, Nicola returned…

Lorna Turnbull

Conveyancing Executive

Lorna joined BHP Law as a secretary in our residential conveyancing team in 2019. She brings a wealth of experience working in residential and commercial…

Sara Khan

Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer

Sara completed her Law degree in July 2016 at Teesside University and began working in a local firm doing residential conveyancing. She completed her…