Sale of a freehold residential property

Up to £150,999 £535
£151,000 – £274,999 £575
£275,000 – £399,999 £635
£400,000 – £649,999 £735
£650,000 – £999,999 £835
£1m and above POA

 

 Purchase of a freehold residential property

Up to £99,999 £575
£100,000 – £199,999 £650
£200,000 – £299,999 £750
£300,000 – £399,999 £825
£400,000 – £499,999 £925
£500,000 – £749,000 £1025
£750,000 – £999,999 £1125
£1m and above POA

 

Remortgaging of a freehold residential property*

Up to £250,000 £400
£250,001 and above £500
If includes Transfer of Equity add £275

 

Additional Charges

Leasehold supplement £175
Unregistered land supplement £75
Shared ownership purchase supplement £125
Mortgage supplement (purchase) (acting for lender) £150
Mortgage Redemption (sale) £90
Indemnity Policy supplement** £50
Telegraphic Transfer fee £32
Declaration of Trust £195
SDLT Return £95
Help To Buy (Legal Charge) £350
Help To Buy (ISA) £50
ID Search (per individual) £10
Lawyer Checker fee £12

 

Disbursements

Local Authority Search^*** £115
Water and Drainage Search^*** £50
Coal Mining and Cheshire Brine Search^*** £45
Environmental Search^*** £51
Planning Search^*** £28
HM Land Registry Fee*** £20-£910 (purchase price dependent)
Priority Search Fee*** £3
Bankruptcy Search Fee (per name)*** £2
Official copies per title document *** £3

 

Notes

*If the re-mortgage is a leasehold property then in addition to the Residential (Freehold) Re-mortgage Fee we will also charge the Leasehold Supplement fee as detailed in the Additional Charges Section.

**If an indemnity policy is required then an additional insurance premium will be payable to the insurance provider. The premium will be confirmed before the indemnity policy is put on cover.

***No VAT is payable in addition to this fee.

^ The search fees are best estimates and can differ slightly for each property. A precise fee will be confirmed before fees are incurred.

 

Who will work on my matter?

Richard is the head of our Manchester based team.  He trained with the firm before qualifying into the conveyancing department in 2003 and became a partner in 2008.  Richard is experienced in all aspects of commercial and residential property.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2011, Jenny joined the firm in 2013 and became a partner in 2019.  She is experienced in all aspects of property work; especially the sales, purchases and re-mortgages of residential properties.

Amie qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has been providing legal services predominantly to the Chinese community in the North West of England since then.  She joined the firm as a Senior Consultant in April 2018.

Greg began his training contract with us in September 2016 and qualified into the conveyancing department in September 2018.

A Trainee Solicitor spends six months in the Residential Conveyancing department at our Manchester office during their two year training contract at Davis Blank Furniss. The Trainee Solicitor works under the direct supervision of Richard Hamilton.

Coins - Residential Conveyance
Coins - Residential Conveyance

Martyn has almost 40 years’ experience in conveyancing.  Since joining the firm as a trainee in 1979, Martyn qualified as an assistant conveyancing solicitor in 1981 and became a partner in 1986.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1988, Susan joined the firm in 1997 as an assistant solicitor.  She is very experienced in advising clients on property work and became a partner in 2003.

Kirsty qualified in 2020 and joined us later that year as an assistant solicitor.  She is experienced in all aspects of residential property law including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, leasehold, as well as freehold and new build matters.

As a member of the Glossop office for over 20 years, Emma has progressed to the role of Paralegal having joined us as an Office Junior in 1997. Now principally working alongside Martyn Gee, Emma deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing.

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Manchester Solicitors holding hands

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Excellent experience start to finish – always very responsive to any queries and the turnaround on the property I was buying was very quick, even in the busy time leading up to stamp duty deadline. Jenny was always very helpful and went above and beyond to close on a short timescale.

Ben Armitage

“Very approachable, practical solutions to problems, but most of all very responsive which I personally think is very important because if you need help, you need it quickly, or at least to know someone is looking at it for you”.

Joanne Rowe, Finance Director, Greater Manchester Chamber

“Always able to contact, very approachable, friendly and professional”

Nives Feely, JAM Recruitment

“I believe I have been able to establish a professional working relationship with everyone I have come into contact. Importantly, I sense the relationships which have been established give me the confidence that I can make contact with Davis Blank Furniss at any time and on any matter. I would also like to express my thanks to the very impressive “gatekeepers” who work in reception, not only for making me very welcome, but also for their professionalism”

Bill Pryke, CEO, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

“Thank you for your efficient and friendly help throughout this process. We have had it easy but your approach has been part of that”.

Robert Amsbury (Conveyancing Client)

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the ongoing support and assistance the firm has offered to our parents over the years. I hope also that we may be able to call on you if necessary in the future.”

Valerie Fisher (Probate Client)

“Jo always provides great service, understands our needs and delivers on her promises. Our needs are relatively simple but the complexity arises out of the volume of work and short time frames, Jo always delivers.”

Peter Fernandez, Corporate Director at Royal Bank of Scotland

“A big thank you to all who dealt with my wife’s claim… We would not hesitate to recommend Davis Blank Furniss to anyone that may be in a situation like we have been…”

Anon (Personal Injury client)

“Before putting my case in Kirsty (Morbey)’s capable hands I’ve met a couple of other solicitors. None of them listen to me as intently as Kirsty and showed me as much empathy and understanding as she did. Simultaneously she was able to look at my case from legal perspective, explain all the options and follow each of our meetings with written summary of the discussed matters (in timely manner). Her advice was invaluable and led me to successfully ending the case matter (hopeful for good). I’m forever grateful for he work and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for reliable, knowledgeable and committed solicitor”.

Anon (Family client)
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    Kate Oldfield

    Kate Oldfield

    Managing Partner
    Martyn Gee

    Martyn Gee

    Partner
    Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan

    Partner
    Richard Hamilton

    Richard Hamilton

    Partner
    Sonio Singh

    Sonio Singh

    Partner
    Susan Bann

    Susan Bann

    Partner
    Andy McNish

    Andy McNish

    Partner
    Shiva Shadi

    Shiva Shadi

    Partner
    Debra Kelly

    Debra Kelly

    Partner
    Kirsty Morbey

    Kirsty Morbey

    Partner
    Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    Partner
    Paul Walton

    Paul Walton

    Consultant
    Stuart Shalom

    Stuart Shalom

    Consultant
    Amie Tsang

    Amie Tsang

    Senior Consultant
    Rebecca Taylor

    Rebecca Taylor

    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Danielle Cobb

    Danielle Cobb

    Solicitor
    Lauren Sever

    Lauren Sever

    Associate Solicitor
    Kirsty Fillery

    Kirsty Fillery

    Solicitor
    Claire Birch

    Claire Birch

    Conveyancing
    Joanne Mercer

    Joanne Mercer

    Associate Probate Manager
    Jackie Miller

    Jackie Miller

    Senior Litigator
    Emma Little

    Emma Little

    Conveyancing Paralegal
    Rachel McNeill

    Rachel McNeill

    Senior Litigator
    Rhiannon Turner

    Rhiannon Turner

    Solicitor
    Jessica Ojei Agwaziam

    Jessica Ojei Agwaziam

    Trainee Solicitor