Cost Guidance

Probate (uncontested)


Legal Fee Information for Uncontested Probate

Probate is the court-supervised process of gathering a deceased person’s assets, paying debts and taxes and distributing what is left to those who are named as inheritors, in the Will.

Uncontested probate is where there is no dispute over the Will and distribution of assets.

Below we provide you with information on our Legal Fees, disbursements, and the length of time it will take to complete your matter.

Legal Fees and Disbursements

Legal Fees are the amount you will be required to pay for all of the work performed by us in actioning your instructions, from commencement of your case to conclusion.

  • Our average standard legal fee for an uncontested probate matter is between £1000- £3000 plus VAT (a total of £1200 - £3600 inc VAT). Below we detail what services are covered in our standard fee.

  • Should your instructions require us to take your matter out of the fixed fee rate (see below for what our fixed fee covers) we will charge an hourly rate of £150 - £250 plus VAT (£180 - £300 inc VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows: -

    • Partner - £280 plus VAT (£336 inc VAT)

    • Solicitor £230 plus VAT (£276 inc VAT)

    • Paralegal £150 - £190 plus VAT (£180 – £228 inc VAT)

    • Trainee Solicitor £150 plus VAT (£180 inc VAT)

  • We will charge the sum of £35 plus VAT (a total of £42.00 Inc. VAT) for Electronic money transfers.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you.

Our Standard Fee estimate above is for estates where: -

  • There is a valid will.

  • There is no more than one property.

  • There are no share portfolios.

  • There are no other intangible assets.

  • There are 1 - 2 beneficiaries.

  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs.

  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC.

  • There are no claims made against the estate.

If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.

Disbursements and Other Costs

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf, to ensure a smoother process.

You will be provided with a full list of disbursements in our formal quotation. If you need to incur any further disbursements during your case, you will be notified in advance of the reason and the amount.

Typical disbursements will include: -

  • Probate application fee: £155

  • Bankruptcy only Land Charges Department searches: £2 per person

  • Advertisement (Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors): £200 inc VAT

  • Additional copies of the Grant of Probate £1.50.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6 – 12 months.

Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6 - 8 weeks.

Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 16 - 32 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 32 - 48 weeks.

Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved in an uncontested probate vary according to the circumstances. We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -

  • Providing you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter.

  • Undertaking regulatory checks.

  • Identifying the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries.

  • Accurately identifying the type of Probate application you will require.

  • Obtaining the relevant documents required to make the application.

  • Completing the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms.

  • Making the application to the Probate Court on your behalf.

  • Obtaining the Probate and securely send two copies to you.

  • Collecting and distributing all assets in the estate.

  • Preparation of estate accounts.

Potential additional costs

Further potential costs may arise where: -

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.

  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

Fee Earners

The following fee earners handle Uncontested Probate matters:

  1. Sally Ann Joseph is Partner and Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. Sally qualified as a FiLEX in 2011 and specialises in the preparation of wills, inheritance tax planning and the administration of estates. Sally-Ann is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a student member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. She participates in charitable will schemes.

  2. Diana Csok is a Qualified Solicitor. Diana qualified in 2020and is experienced in all areas of residential property in addition to Wills and Probate. Diana is supervised by Sally Ann Joseph who is a Partner

  3. Simon Chalmers is Trainee Solicitor who has experience in Private client matters including Will drafting and Probate matters. Simon is supervised by Sally Ann Joseph who is a Partner.

  4. Katie O’Reilly is a paralegal who has experience in Private client matters including Will drafting and Probate matters. Katie is supervised by Sally Ann Joseph who is a Partner.

Questions

If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Motoring Offenses (summary offense)


Legal Fee Information for Motoring Offences

Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to advise and represent and below we set out information that you will find useful about our fees and associated matters.

Legal Fees

Legal Fees are the amount you will be required to pay for all of the work performed by us in actioning your instructions, from commencement of your case to conclusion.

  • Initial consultation and advice - £230 plus VAT (£276 inc VAT)

  • Review and collection of evidence - £230 - £750 plus VAT (£276 - £900 inc VAT). The level and amount of evidence will dictate the final fee we will charge within the range.

  • Drafting mitigation statement - £230 - £750 plus VAT (£276 - £900 inc VAT). The complexity of the matter and the time taken to draft the statement will dictate the final fee we will charge within the range.

  • Instructions to counsel and compiling bundle - £460 – £1150 plus VAT (£552 - £1380 inc VAT). The complexity of the matter and the time taken to draft the instructions to counsel and prepare the bundle or paper will dictate the final fee we will charge within the range.

  • Should your instructions require us to take your matter out of the fixed fee rate (see below for what our fixed fee covers) we will charge an hourly rate of £150 - £280 plus VAT (£180 - £336 inc VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows: -

    • Partner - £280 plus VAT (£336 inc VAT)

    • Solicitor £220 – 230 plus VAT (£264 - £276 inc VAT

    • Paralegal £150 - 190 plus VAT (£180 – £228 inc VAT)

    • Trainee Solicitor £150 plus VAT (£180 inc VAT)

  • We will charge the sum of £35 + VAT (£42 inc VAT) for Electronic money transfers.

If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.

Our Legal Fee includes:

  • General attendance/preparation:

  • considering evidence

  • taking your instructions

  • providing advice on likely sentence

  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

Our Legal Fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses

  • taking statements from any witnesses

  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing

  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

  • Contesting a driving prosecution

Disbursements

  • Disbursements may be incurred in the handling of the matter for you.

  • For motoring offences these will typically be Counsel’s fees to provide advice or represent you at a hearing. If Counsel is required to be instructed a quotation for their services will be obtained from them and discussed with your before they are instructed to ensure you are fully aware of the fees that will be charged.

Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved may vary according to the circumstances of your matter.

The key stages are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing and are as follows: -

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.

  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.

  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (as noted, this will carry an additional cost, of £150 - £280 plus VAT (£180 - £336 inc VAT) per hour and we will advise you of the full charge when we have identified the number of type of witnesses and who will take the statement(s).

  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.

  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.

  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.

  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.

  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

Timescales

As the progress of your matter is dependent on external factors such as the magistrates court and hearing dates, it not possible to provide you with an estimate of the time it will take to resolve your matter in this policy.

We will however advise you of estimated time scales when we have the details of your matter.

Fee Earners

The following fee earners handle Driving Offences matters:

  1. Ryan Senior is a Qualified Solicitor. Ryan qualified in 2017 and is experienced in all types of driving prosecution matter, in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law. Ryan is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.

Questions

If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 02089747490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Immigration (excluding asylum)


We have set out below the issues you need to consider in relation to Legal Fees and disbursements for the preparation and submission of immigration applications, excluding asylum applications and the provision of advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions, excluding asylum appeals
Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to handle your case from instruction to conclusion.
Legal Fees and action we will take
Legal Fees is the amount you will be required to pay for all the work performed by us in actioning your instructions from commencement of your case to conclusion.
The fees supplied below include the following services:

  • Consideration of documents
  • Client attendance
  • Taking instructions and providing advice
  • Preparing and submitting the application
  • Advising on the outcome of the application
All fees are average:
  • Typically, our work will be charged on an hourly rate basis due to the individual nature of each client’s matter. Our hourly rates range between £150 - £250 plus VAT (£180 - £300 inc VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows:
o Partner - £280 plus VAT (£336 inc VAT)
o Solicitor £250 plus VAT (£300 inc VAT)
o Paralegal £150 - £190 plus VAT (£180 – £228 inc VAT)
o Trainee Solicitor £150 plus VAT (£180 inc VAT)
  • The average Fixed Charges we apply are:
o Consultation by appointment - £200 plus VAT (£240 inc VAT)
o Premium same day service to the Home office in Croydon - £450 plus VAT (£540 inc VAT)
o Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - £4,600 - £6,900 plus VAT (£5520 – £8280 inc VAT)
o Tier 1 (investor) - £4,600 - £6,900 plus VAT (£5520 – £8280 inc VAT)
o Tier 2 initial application/further leave or settlement - £1,380 - £2,760 plus VAT (£1656 - £3312 inc VAT)
o Tier 4 initial application or extension of stay - £920 - £1,610 plus VAT (£1104 - £1932 inc VAT)
o PBS Dependant’s visa (applying separately from/with the main applicant) - £1,380 - £1,840 plus VAT (£1656 - £2208 inc VAT)
o Dependants of EEA migrants other than spouse or child - £2,300 - £3,220 plus VAT (£2760 - £3864 inc VAT)
o Spouse visa applications/ further leave or settlement - £1,380 - £2,300 plus VAT (£1656 - £2760 inc VAT)
o Applications for leave to remain outside the immigration rules - £1,840 - £3,450 plus VAT (£2208 - £4140 inc VAT)
o Applications for indefinite leave to remain under the 10- year rule - £1,840 - £2,760 plus VAT (£2208 - £3312 inc VAT)
o Applications for leave to remain under the family or private life route - £1,840 - £2,760 plus VAT (£2208 - £3312 inc VAT)
o Applications for an EEA residence card for a partner or child of an EEA national - £1,160 - £2,000 plus VAT (£1392 - £2400 inc VAT)
o Applications for retained rights of residence - £1,610 - £2,300 plus VAT (£1932 - £2760 inc VAT)
o Applications for permanent right of residence - £1,150 - £2,000 plus VAT (£1380 - £2400 inc VAT)
o Applications for British citizenship - £1,150 - £2,300 plus VAT (£1380 - £2760 inc VAT)
o Lodging grounds of appeal to the First Trier Tribunal -£1,150 - £1,840 plus VAT (£1380 - £2208 inc VAT)
o Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal - £1,840 plus VAT (£2208 inc VAT)
o Paper appeals for First Tier Tribunal - £1,380 - £2,300 plus VAT (£1656 - £2760 inc VAT)
  • We will charge the sum of £35 + VAT (a total of £42.00 Inc. VAT) for Electronic money transfers.
If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.
Disbursements and Other Costs
Disbursements may be incurred in the handling of the matter for you. Typical Disbursements may include:
  • Court representation at Case Management Review Hearings, First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal will be chargeable at counsel’s rate. If Counsel is required to be instructed a quotation for their services will be obtained from them and discussed with your before they are instructed to ensure you are fully aware of the fees that will be charged.
  • Where an interpreter is required, you will be responsible for the costs at the interpreter’s hourly rate.
  • IHS Surcharge – additional fee levied by the Home Office to pay for the NHS and currently charged at £200 per person per year.
  • Further to our fees stated above, you will also be responsible for the Home Office Fees, which vary depending on your application.
How long will my matter take?
Provided all the relevant documents in a timely manner, we should be able to submit your application in 2-4 weeks. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Please read the published processing times which are approximate.
This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
Fee Earners
The following fee earners handle Immigration matters:
  1. Ryan Senior is a Qualified Solicitor. Ryan qualified in 2017 and is experienced in pursuing and defending employment claims, in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law. Ryan is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.
Questions
If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Employment Tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)


We have set out below the issues you need to consider in relation to our Legal Fees and disbursements for presenting or defending a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal.
Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to handle your case from instruction to conclusion.
Legal Fees
Legal Fees is the amount you will be required to pay for all the work performed by us in actioning your instructions from commencement of your case to conclusion.

  • Our average standard legal fee for presenting or defending a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal is £1200 - £10000 plus VAT (£1440 - £12000 inc VAT). The value and complexity of the matter alongside the stage at which the matter is resolved are factors that must be taken into account to confirm the fees in accordance with this scale. .
  • If your matter becomes complex (see below) our fees may increase further and we will notify you in advance of any increased costs.
  • Should your instructions require us to take your matter out of the fixed fee rate (see below for what our fixed fee covers) we will charge an hourly rate of £150 - £250 plus VAT (£180 - £300 inc VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows: -
o Partner - £280 plus VAT (£300 inc VAT)
o Solicitor £250 plus VAT (£276 inc VAT)
o Paralegal £150 - 190 plus VAT (£180 – £228 inc VAT)
o Trainee Solicitor £150 plus VAT (£180 inc VAT)
  • We will charge the sum of £35 plus VAT (£42 inc VAT) for Electronic money transfers.

If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.
Disbursements and Other Costs
  • Disbursements may be incurred in the handling of the matter for you.
  • For Employment Claims these will typically be Counsel’s fees to provide advice or represent you at the hearing. If Counsel is required to be instructed a quotation for their services will be obtained from them and discussed with your before they are instructed, to ensure you are fully aware of the fees that will be charged.

Stages of the Process
The precise stages involved in unfair or wrong dismissal claims vary according to the circumstances. We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -
  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Undertaking regulatory checks
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached
  • Liaising with ACAS
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel (1 day hearing)
  • Reporting to you on the conclusion of the matter and closing your file.
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the stages above are not required, your legal fee may be reduced.
Please note that the fee estimates provided do not include the cost of attendance at a final hearing by us or a Barrister instructed to represent you.
How long will my claim take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved.
If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4-8 weeks.
If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 16-24 weeks.
This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
Factors That Could Make A Case More Complex
The following factors may make your case more complex and impact on your legal fees and disbursements: -
  • Inclusion of other employment claims
  • Number of documents requiring review and advice
  • Acting against a litigant in person (someone who is not legally represented in their claim)
  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal
Should any of these factors occur we will notify you and discuss with you any increase in our legal fees or disbursements.
Fee Earners
The following fee earners handle Employment matters:
  1. Richard Turney is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Richard qualified in 2013 and specialises in pursuing and defending employment claims in in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law.
  2. Nick Roots is a Qualified Solicitor. Nick qualified in 2017 and specialises in pursuing and defending employment claims in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law. Nick is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.
  3. Ryan Senior is a Qualified Solicitor. Ryan qualified in 2017 and is experienced in pursuing and defending employment claims, in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law. Ryan is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.
  4. Mitchell Florio is a Paralegal and is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.
Questions
If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Debt Recovery (up to £100,000)


Legal Fee Information for Debt Claims up to £100,000

We have set out below the issues you need to consider in relation to our Legal Fees and disbursements for pursuing a debt of up to £100,000.

Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to handle your case from commencement of your case to conclusion.

Legal Fees

Legal Fees is the amount you will be required to pay for all the work performed by us in actioning your instructions from commencement of your case to conclusion.

  • Our average standard legal fee for pursuing a debt claim up to £100,000 where court proceedings are not commenced is £2000 - £3500 plus VAT (£2400 - £4200 inc VAT). The value and complexity of the matter alongside the stage at which the matter is resolved are factors that must be taken into account to confirm the fees in accordance with this scale.

  • Our average standard legal fee for pursuing a debt claim up to £100,000 where court proceedings are commenced is £5000 to £7500 plus VAT (£6000 - £9000 inc VAT). The value and complexity of the matter alongside the stage at which the matter is resolved are factors that must be taken into account to confirm the fees in accordance with this scale.

  • If you matter is simple or low value we will discuss with you other fee options that may be available to ensure our fees are proportionate to the value of the debt.

  • If your matter becomes complex (see below) our fees may increase further and we will notify you in advance of any increased costs.

  • Should your instructions require us to take your matter out of the fixed fee rate (see below for what our fixed fee covers) we will charge an hourly rate of £150 - £280 plus VAT (£180 - £336 inc VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows:

    • Partner - £280 plus VAT (£336 inc VAT)

    • Solicitor £220 – 230 plus VAT (£264 - £276 inc VAT

    • Paralegal £150 - 190 plus VAT (£180 – £228 inc VAT)

    • Trainee Solicitor £150 plus VAT (£180 inc VAT)

  • We will charge the sum of £35 plus VAT (£42 inc VAT) [DP2] for Electronic money transfers.

If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.

Disbursements and Other Costs

  • Disbursements may be incurred in the handling of the matter for you. In Debt Claims[DP3] , fees tend to relate to Counsels’ fees and Court Fees.

  • Counsels fees - If Counsel is required to be instructed a quotation for their services will be obtained from them and discussed with your before they are instructed to ensure you are fully aware of the fees that will be charged.

  • Courts Fees – The following link sets out the current court fees https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees. These are only necessary where we are required to issue a claim form via the court.

Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved in unfair or wrong dismissal claims vary according to the circumstances. We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)

  • Undertaking regulatory checks

  • Formal letter before action to the debtor

  • Liaising with debtor to agree a settlement

  • Issuing a claim form via the Courts where settlement has not been achieved.

  • Liaising and negotiating with the debtor or their Solicitor to agree a settlement where possible.

  • Dealing with the legal process such as direction from the court

  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss

  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents

  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses

  • Preparing bundle of documents

  • Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements

  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list

  • Preparation at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel (1 day hearing)

  • Reporting to you on the conclusion of the matter and closing your file.

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, your legal fee may be reduced.

Please note that the fee estimates provided do not include defending a counterclaim from the debtor, the cost of attendance at a final hearing by us or a Barrister instructed to represent you.

How long will my claim take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved.

If a settlement is reached without the need for issuing of court proceedings, your case is likely to take 4-8 weeks.

If it is necessary to issue court proceedings and your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 16-32 weeks.

This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

Factors That Could Make A Case More Complex

The following factors may make your case more complex and impact on your legal fees and disbursements: -

  • The matter is defended

  • Judgement is obtained and needs to be enforced for example

    • Instruction of a Bailiff

    • Attachment to earnings

  • Making or defending a costs application

Should any of these factors occur we will notify you and discuss with you any increase in our legal fees or disbursements.

Fee Earners

The following fee earners handle Debt matters:

  1. Richard Turney is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Richard qualified in 2013 and specialises in pursuing and defending employment claims in in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law.

  2. Nick Roots is a Qualified Solicitor. Nick qualified in 2017 and specialises in pursuing and defending employment claims in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law. Nick is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.

  3. Ryan Senior is a Qualified Solicitor. Ryan qualified in 2017 and is experienced in pursuing and defending employment claims, in addition to general litigation and commercial contract law. Ryan is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.

  4. Mitchell Florio is a Paralegal and is supervised by Richard Turney who is a Partner.

Questions

If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Remortgage


Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to complete the legal advice required to mortgage or re-mortgage your property.
Legal Fees and Disbursements
Legal Fees are the amount you will be required to pay for all of the work performed by us in actioning your instructions, from commencement of your case to conclusion

  • Our average standard legal fee for a residential mortgage / re-mortgage application is £650 - £1000 plus VAT (£780 - £1200 inc VAT).
  • Below we detail what services are covered in our standard fee.
  • Should your instructions require us to take your matter out of the fixed fee rate (see below for what our fixed fee covers) we will charge an hourly rate of £150 - £250 plus VAT (£180 - £300 inc VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows: -
o Partner - £280 plus VAT (£336 inc VAT)
o Solicitor £230 plus VAT (£276 inc VAT)
o Paralegal £150 - £190 plus VAT (£180 – £228 inc VAT)
o Trainee Solicitor £150 plus VAT £180 inc VAT)
  • We will charge the sum of £35 + VAT (a total of £42.00 Inc. VAT) for Electronic money transfers.
  • If re-mortgaging as a corporate vehicle there is an additional charge of £750 plus VAT.
  • If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This will typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.
Our Fee Assumes That:
  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise.
  2. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise.
  3. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
Disbursements and Other Costs
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
You will be provided with a full list of disbursements in our formal quotation. If you need to incur any further disbursements during your case, you will be notified in advance of the reason and the amount.
Typical disbursements are:
  • Priority search fees £3
  • Bankruptcy search fees £2 per person
  • Office copies of title deeds £3 per deed
  • Search fees* will vary from council to council but would approximately cost £300 plus VAT (£360 inc VAT) to supply the following reports:
o Local land charges search;
o Enquiries of the local authority;
o Environment search;
o Planning Search;
o Chancel repair liability indemnity; and
o Water and Drainage search
  • HM Land Registry fee. The fees chargeable by the land registry can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
* your lender may agree to waive the requirement for searches and proceed with a search indemnity policy which would cost substantially less than the searches. We can obtain a cost once we have details of your transaction.
How long will my Mortgage Application take?
The average mortgage or re-mortgage will take between 6-8 weeks.
Stages of the Process
The precise stages involved in the mortgage application of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.
We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -
  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice.
  • Undertaking regulatory checks.
  • Receiving and advising on contract documents.
  • Advising the mortgage offer and its conditions.
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received.
  • Advising you on joint or shared ownership.
  • Sending final mortgage deed to you for signature.
  • Registering the Charge on the property.
Other Factors
Other Factors to consider which may affect your legal fees: -
  • Multiple owners.
  • Shared ownership scheme.
  • Mortgaging where there is a help to buy scheme, and whether it is an equity loan or ISA.
  • Mortgaging property under right to buy.
These fees vary from property to property and can, on occasion, be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as we receive this information.
Fee Earners
The following fee earners handle Mortgage and Re-Mortgage matters:
  1. Ricki Bansoodeb is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Ricky qualified in 2013 and specialises in all areas of residential and commercial property.
  2. Nikhil Amin is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Nikhil qualified in 2014 and specialises in all areas of residential property.
  3. Diana Csok is a Qualified Solicitor. Diane qualified in 2020 and is experienced in all areas of residential property. Diana is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  4. James Poynor is Qualified Solicitor. James qualified in 2013 and is experienced in all areas of residential and commercial property. James is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  5. Ashraf Islam is Qualified Solicitor. Ashraf qualified in 2019 and has experience in all areas of residential property. Ashraf is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  6. Camilla Terpilowska is a Trainee Solicitor and is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
Questions
If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Sale of a Freehold or Leasehold Residential Property


Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home.
Legal Fees
Legal Fees are the amount you will be required to pay for all of the work performed by us in actioning your instructions, from commencement of your case to conclusion.

  • Our average standard legal fee for a residential freehold property sale is £1200 - £5000 plus VAT (£1440 - £6000 inc VAT)
  • Our average standard legal fee for a residential leasehold property sale is £1200 - £5000 plus VAT (£1440 - £6000 inc VAT)
  • The value of the property and any complexities of the sale will dictate the final fee charged within this range.
Below, we detail what services are covered in our standard fee.
We will charge the sum of £35 plus VAT (£42 inc VAT) for Electronic money transfers.
VAT will be payable on our fees and some disbursements and we will clearly confirm which disbursements carry VAT out in our formal quotation or as we advise you to incur them.
If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.
Our average fees assume that:
  1. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.
  2. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  3. For Leasehold matters this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.
  4. No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Disbursements and Other Costs
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
You will be provided with a full list of disbursements in our formal quotation. If you need to incur any further disbursements during your case, you will be notified in advance of the reason and the amount.
The following disbursements and other costs may apply in your matter:
  • Office copies of title deeds £3 per deed
  • Land Registry fees. The following link provided details of land registry fees payable. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees. We will advise the fees that are relevant to your matter when we have the details of your property.
  • If your Property is leasehold, the following additional costs may arise:
    o Management pack, these are typically between £100 – £500 plus VAT (£120 to £600 inc VAT).

These fees will vary from property to property and can on occasions will be significantly more than the ranges given above. We will give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
How long will my property sale take?
How long it will take from your acceptance of an offer to the final sale of your property will depend on a number of factors.
  • The average process for a residential freehold property is between 4 - 8 weeks.
  • The average process for a residential leasehold property is between 4 - 10 weeks.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on a number of factors and we will notify you if we believe your transaction may take longer than average or if something occurs in your case to extend the transaction time.
If you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take longer. In such a situation, additional charges would apply and we will notify you of the additional charges and time estimate when we, or the buyers, solicitors have engaged the landlord to discuss the extension.
Stages of the Process
The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.
We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -
  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice.
  • Undertaking regulatory checks.
  • Responding to enquiries of purchaser's solicitor.
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received.
  • Advising you on joint or shared ownership.
  • Advising on any mortgage redemption, if appropriate.
  • Sending final contract to you for signature.
  • Agreeing completion date (date from which you no longer own the property).
  • Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened.
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from your buyer and distributing those monies.
Other Factors
Other Factors to consider which may affect your Legal Fees: -
  • Value of the property.
  • In Sale cases, whether primary residence, buy to let or second/holiday home.
  • Multiple owners.
  • Shared ownership scheme.
  • Using a help to buy scheme, and whether it is an equity loan or ISA.
  • Sale under right to buy.
  • Sale at auction.
  • Property has been repossessed.
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion, be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
Fee Earners
The following fee earners handle Residential Property matters:
  1. Ricki Bansoodeb is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Ricky qualified in 2013 and specialises in all areas of residential and commercial property.
  2. Nikhil Amin is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Nikhil qualified in 2014 and specialises in all areas of residential property.
  3. Diana Csok is a Qualified Solicitor. Diane qualified in 2020 and is experienced in all areas of residential property. Diana is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  4. James Poynor is Qualified Solicitor. James qualified in 2013 and is experienced in all areas of residential and commercial property. James is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  5. Ashraf Islam is Qualified Solicitor. Ashraf qualified in 2019 and has experience in all areas of residential property. Ashraf is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  6. Camilla Terpilowska is a Trainee Solicitor and is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.

Questions
If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.




Purchase of a Freehold or Leasehold Residential Property


Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with the registration at the Land Registry and with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.
Legal Fees
Legal Fees are the amount you will be required to pay for all of the work performed by us in actioning your instructions, from commencement of your case to conclusion.

  • Our average standard legal fee for a residential freehold property sale is £1200 - £5000 plus VAT (£1440 - £6000 inc VAT)
  • Our average standard legal fee for a residential leasehold property sale is £1200 - £5000 plus VAT (£1440 - £6000 inc VAT)
  • The value of the property and any complexities of the purchase will dictate the final fee charged within this range.
  • For purchases using a corporate vehicle there is a supplemental fee of £750 plus VAT due to company’s house registration requirements and additional documents required for lending purposes.
  • Below we detail what services are covered in our standard fee.
  • Our average standard Search fee is £300 plus VAT (£360 inc VAT). However, Search fees may vary from case to case. We will advise you which searches you need for your transaction and the cost of each search.
  • Stamp Duty applies to most property purchase transactions. We will advise you of the stamp duty applicable to your matter and you can visit the HMRC website for more information (see below)
  • We will charge the sum of £35 + VAT for Electronic money transfers.
  • VAT will be payable on our fees and some disbursements and we will clearly confirm which disbursements carry VAT in our formal quotation or as we advise you to incur them.
If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.
Our average fees assume that:
  1. This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise 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.
  2. For Leasehold matters this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.
  3. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.
  4. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  5. No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Disbursements and Other Costs
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
You will be provided with a full list of disbursements in our formal quotation. If you need to incur any further disbursements during your case, you will be notified in advance of the reason and the amount.
Typical disbursements will include: -
  • Local land charges search;
  • Enquiries of the local authority;
  • Environment search;
  • Planning Search;
  • Chancel repair liability indemnity; and
  • Water and Drainage search
  • HM Land Registry fee. The fees chargeable by the land registry can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
  • Priority Search fees £3
  • Bankruptcy search fees £2 per person
  • Electronic money transfer admin fee £35 plus VAT per transfer
  • Lawyer checker £12 plus VAT
Search fees will vary from council to council but would approximately cost £300 plus VAT (£360 inc VAT).
Stamp Duty or Land Tax (on purchase)
This amount payable depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website.
How long will my property purchase take?
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors.
  • The average process for a residential freehold property purchase is between 4 – 6 weeks.
  • The average process for a residential leasehold property purchase is between 4 – 8 weeks.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on a number of factors and we will notify you if we believe your transaction may take longer than average or if something occurs in your case to extend the transaction time we will inform you.
If you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take longer. In such a situation, additional charges would apply and we will notify you of the additional charges and time estimate when we have engaged the landlord to discuss the extension. Stages of the Process
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -
  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice.
  • Undertaking regulatory checks.
  • Checking that finances are in place to fund the purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed.
  • Receiving and advising on contract documents.
  • Carrying out and advising on searches.
  • Obtaining of further planning documentation, if required.
  • Making any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor.
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received.
  • For Leasehold properties - obtaining and advising on the Management Pack, thee Lease and identifying transfer fees.
  • Advising you on joint or shared ownership.
  • Going through conditions of any mortgage offer if appropriate.
  • Sending final contract to you for signature.
  • Agreeing completion date (date from which you own the property).
  • Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened.
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from your lender (if applicable) and you.
  • Completing the purchase and notifying the relevant parties.
  • Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax.
  • Dealing with the application for registration at Land Registry.
Other Factors
Other Factors to consider which may affect your Legal Fees and disbursements are:
  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease.
  • Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee for leasehold matters.
  • Value of the property.
  • First-time buyer.
  • New build.
  • First registration of title.
  • Islamic mortgage.
  • In purchase cases, whether primary residence, buy to let or second/holiday home.
  • Multiple owners.
  • Shared ownership scheme.
  • Using a help to buy scheme, and whether it is an equity loan or ISA.
  • Purchase under right to buy.
  • Purchase at auction.
  • Property has been repossessed.
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion, be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as we receive this information.
Fee Earners
The following fee earners handle Residential Property matters:
  1. Ricki Bansoodeb is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Ricky qualified in 2013 and specialises in all areas of residential and commercial property.
  2. Nikhil Amin is a Partner and Qualified Solicitor. Nikhil qualified in 2014 and specialises in all areas of residential property.
  3. Diana Csok is a Qualified Solicitor. Diane qualified in 2020 and is experienced in all areas of residential property. Diana is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  4. James Poynor is Qualified Solicitor. James qualified in 2013 and is experienced in all areas of residential and commercial property. James is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  5. Ashraf Islam is Qualified Solicitor. Ashraf qualified in 2019 and has experience in all areas of residential property. Ashraf is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.
  6. Camilla Terpilowska is a Trainee Solicitor and is supervised by Ricki Bansoodeb who is a Partner.

Questions
If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 02089747490 or email us at info@roselegal.co.uk.





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