Do You Pay Conveyancing Fees When Selling a House?

Sarah Debney
Author:
Sarah Debney
Head of Conveyancing
Date:
19/10/2021

Yes, you’ll usually need a conveyancer if you’re selling a property so you will need to pay conveyancing fees.

The cost of selling a house will usually be cheaper than buying a home, as you don’t have to pay for property searches or a property surveyor.

If you’re looking to sell a property, our Conveyancing Solicitors can help you and at a competitive price. Use our Fixed Fee Online Conveyancing Quote below to find out exactly how much your property sale will cost:

 

What Fees Do You Pay When Selling a House?

There are a few different costs involved in selling a property, including:

  • Estate Agency Fees – Unless you can find a buyer yourself, you will need an estate agent to market the property for you, and the cost will depend on who you use, the level of service you want (for instance accompanied viewings) and whether you pay upfront or on completion. It could be a fixed amount or a percentage of the selling price of your property (typically 1-2%)
  • Conveyancing Fees – This will depend on the sale price and other factors such as whether it is freehold or leasehold and whether you have any mortgages on the property, but you can find out exactly how much you need to pay for conveyancing by using our free online conveyancing quote
  • EPC – You have to have an Energy Performance Certificate before marketing a property and it could cost £50-£100. Your estate agent can usually arrange this for you
  • Removal and Cleaning Companies – You should keep some cash aside for anything else, such as removal companies or if you want to get your property properly cleaned
  • Management Packs – If the property is leasehold or you pay a management fee for the maintenance of common areas, you will also have to pay for a management pack. The cost varies widely depending on the management company involved but will often be in the region of £250-£500

How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

The cost of selling a property depends on several things, but generally the higher value the property, the more you will pay.

To keep the costs low and make sure you are getting the right service, you should do your research before choosing an estate agent. Some estate agents might recommend a conveyancer to you, but make sure you understand any payments the estate agent is receiving for the recommendation and do your research to make sure they are the right firm for you. 

You could also avoid removal companies by having friends and family help you or hire a van, although be aware your valuables might not be insured for breakages this way.

It’s also important to remember that cheap conveyancing isn’t necessarily good value for money – you want someone you can rely on to get the job done. 

At Simpson Millar, we will always be open with you about costs from the very beginning and keep you updated should anything change.

How Simpson Millar Can Help You

When choosing a conveyancer, you should make sure you employ someone you can trust. Here’s why you should choose us:

    1. We have a No Sale, No Fee guarantee which means if your property transaction falls through, we won’t charge you for the legal work we’ve completed so far
    2. We offer competitive Fixed Fees so the quote you receive is what you’ll pay unless anything changes
    3. You can be sure you’ll get a high quality service that is both personal and professional as we are accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme
    4. You’ll be assigned one Conveyancer who will have a small team of dedicated experts keeping you updated throughout your property sale

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