Residential Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing, the buying or selling of property, can be one of the biggest steps you take in your life, and we believe it is your right to know exactly what is happening at every stage of the process.

From experience we find that clients want a solicitor who can explain and take care of everything from start to finish, who they can telephone and speak to. Most of all, they want a solicitor they can trust to get the job done with minimum hassle.

It is said that moving house ranks up there alongside Death and Divorce as the three most stressful experiences in modern life. They say that it is worse than losing your job, your hair or anything else you can think of. The biggest source of that stress is the dreaded “chain” – a whole line of people itching to move at different times in different directions.

When moving house you  need to be able to contact your solicitor: you need to know what is happening and why it is happening . You need to know what to do and when to do it. As a law Firm we recognise just how important this is to you.

Meet your Team

Richard Mason

Richard Mason

Director | MLRO | Head of Conveyancing | Head of Commercial
Rebecca Heseltine

Rebecca Heseltine

Panel Manager
Ann Hinds

Ann Hinds

Conveyancer
Heather Gable

Heather Gable

Licensed Conveyancer
Kimberley Sycamore

Kimberley Sycamore

Conveyancer
Larissa Toner

Larissa Toner

Solicitor
Lauren Dixon

Lauren Dixon

Conveyancer
Melissa Moran

Melissa Moran

Conveyancer
Simon Brocklesby

Simon Brocklesby

Chartered Legal Executive
Sophie Croft

Sophie Croft

Solicitor
Testimonials - Conveyancing

I am happy with the overall service. Both Sophie and Ryan were very professional and thorough in their work. Although occasionally the response was slow but I satisfied knowing that they were trying to do best for me. Thanks

Sophie Croft
Residential Conveyancing

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Our sale and purchase came at a time of challenge with ill health. We were supported, encouraged and "befriended" throughout a stressful process. Can not thank you enough.

Heather Gable
Residential Conveyancing

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Superb prompt service. Helpful all through the process.

Melissa Moran
Residential Conveyancing

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Wow! What a service. We instructed MBG for the sale of our property. From the very beginning to completion, every thing has been first class, communication letters and staff. From the receptionist to Ann who dealt with our case, a very big thank you. We are now going to use MBG for the purchase of our new property. Would definitely recommend.

Ann Hinds
Residential Conveyancing

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Thank you for your help through a difficult time.

Simon Brocklesby
Residential Conveyancing

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The service provided by Becci Heseltine and Juliet Taylor was exceptional. We were kept up to date throughout the process both through the portal and via email. We would highly recommend Mason Baggott and Garton to anyone purchasing a house. Many thanks.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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The service was faultless from first contact to the completion.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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Great service with information passed on very well.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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Excellent service

Sophie Croft
Residential Conveyancing

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Overall the transition took some time, but it's worth waiting because the solicitor had made sure that they are legit and satisfied with documents. Which will make my life easier in future. Thanks for all your help.

Melissa Moran
Residential Conveyancing

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Excellent service from both Simon and Larissa.

Simon Brocklesby
Residential Conveyancing

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Melissa and Ellie ensured the process was as smooth as possible. Efficient service, lovely people.

Melissa Moran
Residential Conveyancing

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I would also like to confirm that Rebecca Howes along with Ann Hinds has provided me with an excellent service throughout the house sale.

Ann Hinds
Residential Conveyancing

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Outstanding professional help from start to finish couldn't have asked for anymore help being a first time buyer. All advice and help given straight away . Absolutely recommended 10/10 stars! Thank you for helping me and my family buy our first home we will always be grateful.

Sophie Croft
Residential Conveyancing

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I deeply appreciate the exceptional service and professionalism shown during my property transfer. From the start, it was clear I was in capable hands, and your team's dedication to a smooth process was commendable. Special thanks to Becci Heseltine and Juliet Taylor for their expert handling, making a daunting process effortless.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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This solicitor is absolutely brilliant they do their job perfectly.

Sophie Croft
Residential Conveyancing

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Ryan Smith was the person we dealt with the most throughout this process. Despite some delays (on the sellers side) he was amazing throughout. I cannot thank Ryan enough for keeping us in the loop at all times and reassuring us when we were worried. Thank you!

Sophie Croft
Residential Conveyancing

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Always there to give help and advice. Always quick to reply to letters emails and phone calls. Always patient and courteous.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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Very Pleasing service throughout the sale of my late mums house. Everything progressed smoothly and communication was always swift and excellent. A huge thank you to Simon, Lauren & Sarah.

Simon Brocklesby
Residential Conveyancing

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Excellent service and I will continue to use you and recommend you to anyone with conveyancing matters.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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Excellent service from Becci we were kept up to date and informed regularly on progress, she responded to questions quickly and professionally.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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Heather was always professional in her dealings with us. She was very knowledgeable and reassuring when we raised our own concerns. She gave us quality time and was an excellent listener. Our specific questions were always addressed. In what has been a stressful time, she had a personal approach coupled with a great sense of humour. This made such a difference to use.

Heather Gable
Residential Conveyancing

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I would like to say a huge and sincere thank you to you all for your kind and super professional support on my purchase. I feel deeply grateful for your prompt responses during this stressful process and particularly for the very last moments on the exchange & completion day. Had it not been for your kindness and professionalism, this process could not have been completed nicely on a late Friday afternoon. I would surely recommend your service to all of my friends and family members who want to purchase/sell their properties.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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Melissa Moran was very professional when taking over my house move when another colleague left. Communications were great. Thankyou

Melissa Moran
Residential Conveyancing

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We have used your conveyancing services on numerous occasions over the last 20 years and would never use anyone else. You communicate extremely well and all staff members are always professional and approachable.

Simon Brocklesby
Residential Conveyancing

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I just wanted to email to thank you all for all your help in my purchase. You have all been brilliant in getting it all through and I really appreciate all your help and support throughout the process. I am so happy everything went through so smooth and quickly and I am really excited to have the keys to my new home. Thanks again.

Rebecca Heseltine
Residential Conveyancing

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From Our Help Centre

Conveyancing – How much does it Cost?

Buying or selling your house remains one of the most uncertain times in many of our lives.  We have developed our processes to try to minimise that uncertainty as far as possible.  This guide sets out not only the fees we will charge on a sale or purchase but also the other costs that may be payable.

There is no standard sale or purchase of a house.  The system has become more digitalised but all of the traditional complications still exist; structural defects, mortgage difficulties, personal preferences on timing and relationship issues can slowly change a “straightforward deal” to a long drawn-out and frustrating affair.  We reflect this in the price we charge to offer you the certainty of a fixed fee whilst affording our team the time to deal with each and every client on an individual basis.

As no two transactions are ever the same, it is difficult to predict how long a sale or purchase may take.  It can commonly take eight to twelve weeks but we will aim, if possible, to complete far quicker than that but unfortunately it may sometimes take longer.

The price information that follows is given for guidance and should not be taken as a binding quote.  When we work for clients, we always ensure that we give a personalised costs estimate at the outset, based on the actualities of each transaction.

Disbursements

“Disbursements” are payable during the conveyancing process.  Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties (whether or not we handle the processes).  Disbursements are not set by us and what is payable will depend upon whether it is a sale or purchase, freehold or leasehold.  We have set out below the most common disbursements which are likely to be found in different transactions.

As disbursements are payable to third parties we request money from you before we incur those costs and this is usually at the start of the transaction.  Typically, we ask you to pay £25.00 on a sale and £250.00 on a purchase.

Our Costs

Our costs have been carefully calculated to ensure that we can provide the certainty of fixed prices for individual transactions whilst giving our team the time to deal with each client and matter on an individual basis rather than as part of an industrial-style process.

Our costs reflect the level of work we anticipate is likely to be involved based upon our many decades of conveyancing experience.  As you will see, we consider there is likely to be slightly less time involved in acting on a sale rather than a purchase.

Our costs also reflect the value of the property.  Each sale or purchase, no matter the value of the property, will be dealt with in the same way with the same level of dedication and attention to detail.  However, we are mindful that our costs must remain proportionate but also reflect the element of risk we take in dealing with higher value transactions.

Sale of a Property

Our Costs on the Sale of Property

Selling PriceLegal FeesVATTotal
£0 - £100,000£675£135£810
£100,001 - £150,000£725£145£870
£150,001 - £200,000£750£150£900
£200,001 - £300,000£825£165£990
£300,001 - £500,000£925£185£1,110
£500,001 - £750,000£1,000£200£1,200
£750,001 - £1,000,000£1,250£250£1,500
£1,000,001 +Quote on
individual basis
Additional CostsLegal FeesVATTotal
Electronic Money Transfer Fee£25£5£30

Likely Disbursements on the Sale of Property

ItemsCostVATTotal
Land Registry Office Copy Entries fee £360p£3.60
Land Registry Title Plan fee £360p£3.60
Managing Agent Fees (Leasehold) Variable, commonly £150 - £350

Work likely to be involved on Sale of Property

Supplying information to you and those involved with the transaction
Correspondence with the Selling Agents
Applying for your title deeds and upon receipt of the same perusing title and preparing draft Contract and submitting the same to your Purchaser’s Solicitors
Dealing with replies to preliminary enquiries and matters arising out of the same
If the property is Leasehold, applying for any necessary Landlord consents and approving and completing necessary documentation
In due course proceeding to exchange of contracts and reporting to you – if applicable applying for a redemption figure in respect of your current mortgage and attending to the redemption of the same upon completion and re-assigning or releasing any life policies
Approving draft Transfer and dealing with the Requisitions on Title
Obtaining your Estate Agent’s account
Preparing and submitting a Completion Statement to you and in due course proceeding to completion and thereafter attending to all the necessary post-completion matter and complying with undertakings given to you Purchaser’s Solicitors and to your Mortgagee where appropriate
Purchase a Property

Costs on the Purchase of Property

Purchase PriceLegal FeesVATTotal
£0 - £100,000£675£135£810
£100,001 - £150,000£725£145£870
£150,001 - £200,000£750£150£900
£200,001 - £300,000£825£165£990
£300,001 - £500,000£925£185£1,110
£500,001 - £750,000£,100£220£1,320
£750,001 - 1,000,000£1,300£260£1,560
£1,000,000 +Quote on
individual basis
Possible Additional CostsLegal FeesVATTotal
Electronic Money Transfer Fee£25£5£30
Fee for completing SDLT Form £40£8£48
Assist in dealing with Unregistered Land£200£40£240
Assist in dealing with Leasehold Title£200£40£240
Assist in dealing with Multiple Titles (Per additional title)£125£25£150
Assist in dealing with Second and Subsequent Charges (Per Charge)£150£30£180
Assist in dealing with Third Party Lawyers£200£40£240
Assist in dealing with a Freehold Management Company£150£30£180
Assist in dealing with drafting a Deed of Covenant£150£30£180
Assist in dealing with Simultaneous Exchange and Completion£100£20£120
Assist in dealing with an Occupiers Consent Form£30£6£36
Assist in dealing with a Gifted Deposit£40£8£48
Assist in drafting basic Declaration of Trust£150£30£180
Assist in drafting Key Undertaking Agreement£50£10£60
Assist in drafting Deed of Easement£250£50£300
Assist in a Property Sold by Auction£200£40£240
Assist in a Repossession Purchase £200£40£240
Assist in a Buy to Let Purchase £50£10£60
Assist in a New Build Transaction£200£40£240
Assist in a Shared Equity Transaction£500£100£600
Assist in a Shared Ownership Transaction£500£100£600
Assist with Unregistered Land£200£40£240
Assist with Indemnity Insurance Policy (Per Policy)£40£8£48
Assist with Paying a Broker Fee£20£4£24
Assist with Help to Buy ISA£50£10£60
Assist with Notice of Severance £50£10£60

Likely Disbursements on the Purchase of Property

ItemsCostVATTotal
Local Authority Search Fee£100 - £150£20 - £30£120 - £180
Drainage & Water Search Fee£40 - £60£8 - £12£48 - £72
Environmental Search Fee£50 - £100£10 - £20£60 - £120
Land Registry FeeSee table below
Land Registry Search fee £360p£3.60
Land Charges Search fee£240p£2.40
Stamp DutySee note below
Notice of Transfer fee (Leasehold Only)£100 - £150£20 - £30£120 - £180
Notice of Charge fee (Leasehold Only)£50 - £150£10 - £30£60 - £180
Deed of Covenant fee (Leasehold Only)£75 - £200£15 - £40£90 - £240

Land Registration Fees

You can work out the fee that maybe due for the application using the Land Registry Calculator

Purchase PriceFee Via PortalFee via Paper
£0 - £80,000£20£40
£80,001 – £100,000£40£80
£100,001 – £200,000£95£190
£200,001 – £500,000£135£270
£500,001 – £1,000,000£270£540
£1,000,001 and over£455£910

Stamp Duty Tax

This depends on the purchase price of your property and also whether you are a first time buyer or own other property.  You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website.

Work Likely to be involved on Purchase of Property

Supplying information to you and those involved with the transaction
Approving the draft Contract on your behalf
Raising preliminary enquiries
Conducting Local Authority and other relevant searches
Investigating title, preparing Mortgage (if applicable) and Transfer documents and in due course proceeding to exchange of contracts at which time you will be legally bound to the transaction
Making the pre-completion legal arrangements, including all appropriate Searches at the Land Registry and the Land Charges Register
Reporting on title to your Building Society/Mortgagee and arranging for the release of the mortgage advance funds if applicable
Preparing Completion Statement and arranging for you to place us in funds for the balance required
Dealing with all post-completion matters including the Registration of your title at the Land Registry and in due course, if appropriate, forwarding your title deeds to the Building Society/Mortgagee if applicable

Referral Fees

On occasions we will pay a fee to a third party who has introduced a client to us.  These vary according to the introducer and the value of the transaction.  If we pay a referral fee and propose to add it to the fees set out above we will tell you at the beginning of the matter, setting out both the amount and recipient of the referral fee.

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