Our Fees

Conveyancing

We offer a professional conveyancing service to ensure your transaction is conducted efficiently and in a timely manner.

In accordance with SRA transparency guidance 2018, please find below our approach to Fees for the delivery of our Residential Conveyancing Services. If you have any queries or would like to discuss your property transaction in further detail please call our Stalham Office on 01692 581231 or our Wroxham Office (Broads Centre) on 01603 783818.
 
Property Value Purchase
Fee Range for freehold property (plus VAT and disbursements in all cases)
Up to £149,999                                        £795 - £895
£150,000 - £249,999 £900 - £995
£250,000 - £349,999 £1,000 - £1,095
£350,000 - £449,999 £1,100 - £1,200
£450,000 - £549,999 £1,250 - £1,350
£550,000 - £649,999 £1,400 - £1,500
£650,000 - £749,999 £1,600 - £1,750
£750,000 - £849,999 £1,760 - £1,850
£850,000 - £1,000,000 £1,900 - £2,000
Over £1,000,000 To be agreed having ascertained complexities of transaction
For example, if you are selling for £250,000 and purchasing for £325,000 our fees will be between £1,995 and £2,090 plus VAT and disbursements
 
Leasehold Supplement £250 - £495 depending upon complexity
New Build Supplement / Help to Buy To be agreed according to hourly rate
Mortgage Lender Fee £75 – minimum fee – such other fees to be agreed dependent upon
complexity of Mortgage documentation and Lender requirements

Re-Mortgage
 
Up to £125,000 £550 - £650                                            
£125,001 - £250,000 £695 - £750
£250,001 - £350,000 £795 - £850
Over £350,000 To be agreed

Transfer of Equity
 
Up to £125,000 £550 - £650
£125,001 - £250,000 £695 - £750
£250,001 - £350,000 £795 - £850
Over £350,000 To be agreed
Lease Supplement Fee (to above) £75 minumum fee (Plus Notice Fee)
Equity Release Mortgages £695 - £795
Declaration of Trust in conjunction with purchase or change of ownership £195 - £295

Disbursements are additional costs related to your Sale or Purchase that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees, the cost of Searches etc. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. These costs vary depending on the Sale or Purchase Price but you can get an idea of potential costs via the Land Registry website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry

Stamp Duty or Land Tax (on purchase)
This is calculated according to the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website: https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website: https://beta.gov.wales/welsh-revenue-authority

The above fee details are based on the conclusion of the transaction based on instructions received. In the event the transaction does not proceed for a variety of reasons we would reserve the right to invoice on a pro rata basis according to the work concluded prior to the transaction aborting.

  *Our fee table is based on:
1. A standard transaction with no unforeseen matters arising including, for example (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, investigation of any “listed building” documentation or associated issues. In the event of such matters arising additional fees would be chargeable.

2. Our fee table is based on dealing with a registered title and in circumstances of needing to investigate title to unregistered land, further charges may apply.

3. This is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.

4. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner with no unforeseen complications and without undue expenditure of time and prioritising of the transaction arising from the need to expedite completion outside of the usual standard period.

5. All parties involved in the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.

6. No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if Indemnity policies are required.

7. Please note all our fees exclude VAT and disbursements in all cases.

In the event that any of these issues become apparent during the course of the transaction your Solicitor will advise you as soon as possible of any cost implications.

Please note that we do not pay referral fees to agents and so you can rest assured you will receive completely independent legal advice.

Effective Date : 1st March 2019
 

Family Law

At Capron & Helliwell we understand that it is often an emotional and stressful time when a relationship breaks down. We recognise that it is helpful to seek legal advice at an early stage on what you can do about the situation and in order to find out about your legal rights as this provides some certainty. We currently offer an initial 30 minute advice appointment for a fixed fee of £50 + VAT.

Fixed fees will not be for everyone and will depend upon individual circumstances – we currently offer the following fixed fee packages for suitable cases:-

• Divorce – undefended proceedings – as Petitioner - £585 + VAT + Court fee of £550
• Divorce – undefended proceedings – as Respondent - £270 + VAT

In more complex cases or where unforeseen difficulties are encountered we reserve the right to charge on our usual hourly rate basis of £195 + VAT for the work undertaken.

We do not offer fixed fee packages when dealing with other family law work including disputes involving children and financial settlements. Due to the nature of such matters and because every client’s circumstances are unique to them we charge on our usual hourly rate basis for the work undertaken.

We will update you regularly regarding fees and give an estimate for the costs in your case.

If you think you may be eligible for public funding (Legal Aid) we will advise you on local firms who hold a Legal Aid Franchise as Capron & Helliwell do not.

Effective Date : 1st March 2019
 

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney & Deputyship

Price and Service Information
Single Will (No Inheritance Tax Planning) £210.00 plus VAT
Joint Wills (ie one each for a couple) (No Inheritance Tax Planning) £330.00 plus VAT
Wills with Inheritance Tax Planning
These are more complicated. Hourly rate will apply.
£205.00 per hour
Wills including Right to Reside / Life Interest Package £450.00 plus VAT
Severance of Joint Tenancy £120.00 plus VAT
Living Will £120.00 plus VAT
The fixed costs cover 2 meetings (one for signing) and one draft of the Will. If more meetings are necessary then more charges may apply
 
Single LPA
Property & Financial Affairs
£350.00 plus VAT plus OPG Registration fee
Single LPA
Health & Welfare
£350.00 plus VAT plus OPG Registration fee
Single Package for both Property & Financial
and Health & Welfare
£600.00 plus VAT plus OPG Registration fees
For a couple – LPA Property & Financial £600.00 plus VAT plus OPG Registration fees
For a couple – Health & Welfare £600.00 plus VAT plus OPG Registration fees
For a couple both Property & Financial
and Health & Welfare
£1,000.00 plus VAT plus OPG Registration fees
All of the above include submission of the application for registration to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and a certified copy of each LPA once registered. Additional copies of each LPA are £5.00 per copy.
 
Registering an EPA
 
£205.00 per hour
Plus Office of the Public Gaurdian Registration fee
Deputyship
 
£205.00 per hour
We offer the following Probate and Administration service  
Option A
Where we prepare the papers to obtain a Grant of Representation our fees for this are:
 
(1) Where no Inheritance Tax is payable & IHT 205 form needs to be completed £950.00 plus VAT and disbursements
(2) Where Inheritance Tax is payable or not payable but the estate is of a value that an IHT 400 form needs to be competed £1,000.00 - £1,500.00 plus VAT and disbursements
Option B
To obtain a Grant of Representation and deal with the full Administration of the Estate our costs are based hourly.
£205.00 per hour
Home visits will incur an additional charge depending on distance to be travelled.

Effective Date: 1st March 2019
SRA Number 44691
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