Quotes and fees FAQs

How do I see my conveyancing quote?

 

When you set up your quote, whether through the website or with assistance from one of our experts by telephone, you will be sent an email at the end of the process. This will detail the fixed-fee quote, the ‘no completion, no fee’ protection, all presented in plain English to be absolutely clear on what we provide for you at In-Deed.

All quotes are guaranteed for 28 days, so, on the off-chance the price increases, please call In-Deed on 0800 038 6886, and we will be able to locate your original quote so you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor at the previous price. 

How long is my conveyancing quote valid for?

 

As soon as you receive your fixed-fee conveyancing quote, it will remain valid for 28 days.

If you go over this time, it’s a simple process to renew it. Simply go online and request a new quote. Or you can call one of our experts on 0800 038 6886 and they will be happy to help you further.

How do I get a conveyancing quote?

 

At the bottom of every In-Deed webpage is a grey ‘get a conveyancing solicitor quote’ box, or you can click the ‘Conveyancing quote’ link in the main navigation bar at the top of each page.

All you need to do is enter the information of the property you are buying and/or selling, and click the orange ‘get a quote’ button to instantly obtain a full quote for your purchase and/or sale. 

Or you can click the grey ‘call me back’ button to request a time for a conveyancing expert to contact you.

If you want to talk to someone about your plans, the conveyancing and your fixed-fee quote, you can call our waiting experts on 0800 038 6886.

If I do not complete, or my circumstances change, what happens to the £120 initial fee?

 

With In-Deed’s ‘no completion, no fee’ protection, you won’t have to pay any of the conveyancing solicitor’s fees, irrespective of how much conveyancing work has already been completed.

The initial fee of £120 that you paid to secure the fixed-fee quote can be transferred to your next transaction when you are ready to buy or sell another property.

If you want more advice as to what your options are in this situation, our team of conveyancing experts will be happy to talk to you on 0800 038 6886. Or, if you want to send us your query or concern, you can do so at [email protected].

How can I pay the £360 to cover searches on my purchase?

 

This payment will be taken via credit card, debit card or cheque (note that, if you are paying by cheque, the processing cost will be charged back to you as a third-party disbursement). Your conveyancing solicitor will also inform you whether they can accept direct bank or online payments, and when the payment should be received.

Is there an option for getting a quote for commercial conveyancing?

 

In-Deed will be happy to provide you with a quote for your commercial property sale or purchase.

Because it is a slightly different process from the residential conveyancing, and with the legal fees varying, you can obtain your accurate commercial conveyancing quote by calling one of our team of expert conveyancing advisers on 0800 038 6886, or you can drop us a line by email at [email protected].

Why are leasehold transactions more expensive than other services that In-Deed offers?

 

In essence, the leasehold transaction is the same as any other, with the exception that there is one third-party cost that we are unable to control: The landlord owning the lease or the management company looking after the property will charge for the production of the ‘information pack’, which is used by prospective buyers.

The pack is a necessary part of the selling and buying process, and it details the service and management charges, ground rent, the requirements of the landlord or management company in the sale of the property, and the charge for recording details of a new owner.

There is no fool-proof way to determine this disbursement, and therefore we don’t quote you for it, but we assure you that we will pass whatever the cost is on without any mark-up. And you will still be protected by our fixed-fee and our competitive ‘no completion, no fee’ guarantees for any leasehold transaction.

If you have any further questions, please call one of our team of experts on 0800 038 6886 to discuss it. Or you can send us an email at [email protected].

Where can I get a quote for conveyancing on properties at an auction?

 

The auction process is different from a standard residential sale or purchase in that buyers will want to see the seller’s legal pack that describes the property being sold, while sellers will need to have a legal pack prepared for any buyers that might be interested.

In-Deed often handles the conveyancing for auction purchases and sales, and will be happy to represent your legal interests.

For a purchase, if you would like auction legal pack (or packs) to be reviewed, there is an additional cost of £300 per pack reviewed.

For a sale, similarly there is an additional cost of £300 per pack created.

If you want to find out more, you can call our team of expert advisers on 0800 038 6886, or you can contact us at [email protected] giving us the best time to call you back.

What are the payment options?

 

In-Deed accepts payments by credit card, debit card or cheque. Note that payment by cheque adds a processing cost by the bank, so will be charged to you as a third-party disbursement. Your conveyancing solicitor will also inform you whether they can accept direct bank or online payments, and when the payment should be received.

What are disbursements?

 

Disbursements are third-party costs that your conveyancing solicitor must pay to other companies or organisations incurred on your behalf as part of the conveyancing work. These include searches, fees for Land Registry, money transfer costs and stamp duty land tax (SDLT). The Land Registry Tax and SDLT are calculated according to the value of the property, while the others are generally fixed.

To get your clear, fixed-fee quote, visit our website and fill in the simple details, or, if you’d rather, you can contact us on 0800 038 6886, or at [email protected].

What do I pay for on instructing a conveyancing solicitor with In-Deed?

 

The In-Deed team will take a small initial fee of £120, which will guarantee the fixed-fee element of your quote. Your conveyancing solicitor may also require a small payment on account that covers the cost of the third-party disbursements, but they will make this clear on your initial discussion about your transaction following instruction.

You will not have to pay anything further, however, until completion.

What does ‘no completion, no fee’ mean?

 

At In-Deed, we work under a ‘no completion, no fee’ policy.

We know first-hand how disappointing it is when a house-sale or -purchase falls through, particularly if you’re near the point of exchanging contracts. The last thing that you need is legal bills to deal with because the rest of the process of moving home is expensive and stressful enough already.

That’s why, with In-Deed, you will only pay the conveyancing solicitor’s fees when the transaction is complete. And if your transaction falls through for any reason, you don’t pay any legal fees, even if the solicitor has completed a mountain of conveyancing on your transaction already!

When do I pay In-Deed?

 

Because of our ‘no completion, no fee’ policy, you will not have to pay any legal fees until you complete on your sale or purchase, and you only have to cover the costs of any disbursements incurred.

Unlike many of our competitors, you do not have to pay a deposit when you instruct us at In-Deed. Instead, we ask for a very small initial payment of £120 in order to secure the fixed-fee quote.

This means that many of our customers choose to get a solicitor before they accept an offer on their sale, or before they have an offer accepted on a purchase. By doing this, they have their conveyancing solicitor available if they have any legal questions, without the worry of being charged or obligated to continue with the service if they so wish.

What is In-Deed’s fixed-fee guarantee?

 

Nasty surprises with the legal costs of buying or selling a home are all too common. They happen when unforeseen complications arise, when third-party costs exceed expectations, or when the initial estimate is simply off the mark – accidentally or otherwise. Occasionally, you’ll find firms that hide fees in the small print in an attempt to make the headline quote look far more attractive.

At In-Deed, though, the price that we give you up front is the price that you will pay. We’re conveyancing experts so we know what a transaction should cost in both legal time and in third-party fees. It’s our job to make sure we can deliver on budget.