How much should legal fees cost when you buy property in the UK



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The answer to this will obviously vary according to the type of property you buy.

If you are buying a residential property the average price for legal fees in England and Wales is believed to be around £800 (not including VAT).

If you are buying a leasehold property you are likely to pay between £50 - £250 extra as solicitors must carry out more work on leasehold properties.

The way solicitors can charge you will also vary - some will offer you a fixed fee whereas some will charge you an hourly rate.

Before instructing a solicitor it can be a good idea to shop around and get some quotes. If you need a solicitor for any legal work or problem, you can post a job ad for solicitors with LawSpark. Solicitors all over the UK will be able to access your details and can contact you with quotes and proposals if tey think they can help. It is free and there is no obligation to use anyone who contacts you.