We typically charge for our services either based on our hourly rate or the agreed fixed or capped fees after we can speak with you to understand the requirements of your matter. Most of the matters we deal with are complex and it is hard to estimate the total fees and expenses fees involved until we have as much as possible information about all aspects of the matter.
However, in accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance on price transparency, we have published our prices and service information about the expected fees and disbursements where it is possible to give an upfront estimate without knowing all the details of the matter.
The legal services that fall thin the scope of the Transparency Rules are:
- residential conveyancing (Freehold sale or purchase, leasehold sale or purchase, mortgages and remortgages)
- Probate (uncontested cases with all assets in the UK)
- Motoring offences (summary only offences)
- Employment tribunals (claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal)
- Immigration (excluding asylum applications)
Our fees quoted below cover all steps, which are ordinarily required to complete a purchase, a sale, a mortgage or a re-mortgage of a residential property, including advising you on any mortgage funding, dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land Transaction Tax as applicable.
A minimum legal fee of £1,500 + VAT applies to all purchase, sale, mortgage and re-mortgage transactions if a percentage-based calculation quoted below would result in a lower figure.
The purchase, sale, mortgage and re-mortgage transactions will also involve disbursement payable to third parties, including costs of carrying out the searches, Land Registry registration fees and management agent’s fees which are typically incurred in transactions involving leasehold properties. The exact values of disbursements will vary with each transaction, but we provide below our general estimates of disbursements to be expected in each kind of residential property transaction.
Purchase transactions are also likely to incur Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land Transaction Tax. We will advise you of the amount of such tax payable as soon as reasonably practicable once we commence the work on your matter. Other than work related to calculation and payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land Transaction Tax our fees quoted below do not include any other tax advice. If you require advice about other tax aspects of your property transaction, we will quote for it separately or refer you to a specialist tax consultant.
Legal fees and disbursements in a purchase of a residential property
Purchase Price of up to £1 million: 0.5% of the purchase price + VAT
New Build Supplement (if applicable): £1,000 + VAT
Mortgage Supplement (if applicable): £500 + VAT
Purchase Price above £1 million: fee to be agreed
HM Land Registry Fees: usually £20 – £910 depending on the purchase price of the property
Funds Transfer Fees: usually £20 to £100 + VAT depending on the amounts of funds to be transferred
Management Agent’s Fees (if applicable): usually £250 – £1,000 + VAT depending on the management agent’s requirements
Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land Transaction Tax: to be calculated based on the price of the property and other information provided by you
Legal fees and disbursement in a sale of a residential property
Sale Price of up to £1 million: 0.4% of the purchase price + VAT
Sale Price above £1 million: fee to be agreed
HM Land Registry Fee: usually £3 – £15 depending on documents need from the Land Registry
Planning and building regulation copy documentation: usually £10 – £100 depending on each local authority and documents required
Funds Transfer Fees: usually £20 – £100 + VAT depending on the amount of funds to be transferred
Management Agent’s Fees (if applicable): usually £500 – £2,000 + VAT depending on the management agent’s requirements
Legal fees and disbursement in a mortgage or a re-mortgage of a residential property
Mortgage value of up to £1 million: 0.4% of the mortgage value
Mortgage value above £1 million: fee to be agreed
HM Land Registry Fee: usually £20 – £910 depending on the value of the mortgage
Search Fees: usually £350 – £500 + VAT depending on the location of the property and the lender’s requirements
Fund Transfer Fees: usually £20 – £100 + VAT depending on the amount of funds to be transferred
The fees provided below are provided for guidance only. Please contact our team to obtain a quote for our legal fees to assist with your immigration matters. The fees below do not include NHS health surcharge and/or Home Office/British Embassy/Tribunal application fees.
Work and Study Routes
|Tier 1 Investor||£5,000|
|Tier 1 Entrepreneur||£4,000|
|Start-Up / Innovator||£3,500|
|Sole Representative of Overseas Business||£3,000 – £5,000|
|Global Talent (Stage 1 / Stage 2)||£2,000 / £1,200|
|Graduate Route – Post-Study Work||£1,000|
|Dependants||£500 – £950 per dependant|
Family and Private Life Routes
|Entry Clearance (from overseas)||£1,250 – £1,500|
|Extension / ILR||£1,250 – £1,500|
|Discretionary Applications||£1,250 – £2,000|
|10 Years Lawful residence||£1,200 – £1,500|
|Adult Dependant Relative||£3,000 – £4,500|
|Dependants||£500 – £750 per dependant|
British Citizenship / ILR
|Naturalisation Application||£850 – £1,000|
|Child Registration Application||£800 – £900|
|Indefinite Leave to Remain (excluding Investor, Entrepreneur)||£1,200 – £1,500|
|Indefinite Leave to Remain – Dependants||£500 – £750 per dependant|
|Settled/Pre-Settled Status||£500 – £1,000|
|Retained Rights of Residence||£1,000 – £1,500|
|EU/non-EU Dependants||£750 – £1,200 per dependant|
|Sponsor License (small / large business)||£2,000 / £2,500|
|Half a day premises audit||£1,500|
|Request / Assign CoS||£500 – £750|
|Any other compliance work||£250 per hour|
|Visit Visa||£800 – £1,500|
|British passport||£200 per hour|
|Ad-Hoc Advice||£250 per hour|
|1 Hour Consultation||£100 – £150|
The fees provided above are for guidance only. Our fees cover all the work carried out in connection with your application, including all phone calls, meetings, emails etc. VAT at 20% will be charged in addition to our fee where applicable.
We normally charge a fixed fee for our work but if we charge at an hourly rate, that rate will be £250 per hour. Home Office/British Embassy application fees are correct to the best of our knowledge but are not guaranteed to be correct.
Our Lawyers at Edmans & Co
Our London immigration lawyers will be delighted to assist with any queries you may have and provide you with a comprehensive quote. Do not hesitate to contact us to book a consultation in order to obtain a fee quote and comprehensive legal advice from one of our highly experienced lawyers.