Personal Life

Conveyancing Fees

Use our Online Quote Calculator to find out how much your conveyancing will cost.

Alternatively please contact the team on 01225 485700, email or come in and see us at 3 Queen Square, Bath.

For information about how the conveyancing process works please see the frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team.

View Will there be additional costs?

Every case is different and whilst we endeavor to be transparent about costs up-front, additional legal costs may be incurred if new information comes to light or complications arise.  We will be in touch with you on a regular basis to keep you up-to-date on progress and to alert you to any factors that could affect the cost.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties and handled by your solicitor, for example, Land Registry fees. These will be detailed in your quotation, but bear in mind that Stamp Duty Land Tax may change if the rates are changed. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website.

Additional costs

With any property sale or purchase there can be unforeseeable circumstances that could result in additional costs, for example:

  • If it transpires that the property involved is leasehold and we were not informed at the point of instruction. Your initial quote will be based upon the information you provide us, so if anything changes you should let us know immediately.
  • Searches required can vary from region to region. For example, some areas require a Coal Mining search and this will incur an additional fee. We will confirm if the property you are buying is in an area where any additional searches are recommended.
  • If we are required to liaise with two parties separately, or their solicitors, as a result of a marital separation

View How does conveyancing work?

Once you have chosen to instruct Mowbray Woodwards, we will have an initial discussion with you about your situation and offer any advice required at this stage. There are several stages to the process, which include:

  • Checking finances are in place
  • Carrying out relevant searches
  • Raising or answering any necessary enquiries with other parties
  • Reporting to you on the contract documents and conditions of the mortgage offer
  • Signing of the contracts and agreeing a completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and request monies from the lender and yourself where appropriate
  • Complete the purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Application for registration at Land Registry

Throughout the process we will ensure you are advised at every stage and kept up to date with the progress of your case.

View How long will it take?

It is difficult to give a straight forward answer as every transaction is different. It really depends on individual circumstances and any third parties in the property chain.

For example, a straight forward sale and purchase of freehold property takes on average 4 - 6 weeks to complete. However, the process can take longer if any complications arise.

We will work hard to ensure that you are kept up-to-date at each stage of the process and we will guide you on the timescales involved.