Jeremy Roberts & Co Solicitors

73, Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2TN

jeremyroberts.co@btconnect.com

Our Fees

Legal Fees for Buying and Selling a Home
Our fees cover the work required to complete the purchase of your new home and/or the sale of your existing home. We deal with the registration at the Land Registry and deal 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 purchase is in Wales.

The fee charged is dependent on the value of the property and the table below sets out our rates:-

Property Price Sale fee Purchase Fee
£0 - £125,000 £500 PLUS VAT £500 PLUS VAT
£125,001 - £250,000 £600 PLUS VAT £600 PLUS VAT
£250,001 - £500,000 £700 PLUS VAT £700 PLUS VAT
£500,001 - £750,000 £800 PLUS VAT £800 PLUS VAT
£750,001 - £900,000 £900 PLUS VAT £900 PLUS VAT
£900,001 - £1,000,000 £1,000 PLUS VAT £1,000 PLUS VAT
Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursement on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Buying a Home - Additiona Fees and Disbursements
Mortgage fee £150.00 plus VAT
Leasehold fee £200.00 plus VAT
Telegraphic Transfer fee £15.00 plus VAT
Electronic ID check fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
Bankruptcy check £2.00 per person
Land Registry Search fee £3.00
Land Registry fee (This is dependent on the value of the property and whether the property is registered) £40.00 to £910.00
Stamp Duty Land Tax ** this is dependent on the value of the property and whether the property is classed as a second home TBC
Searches for non-new build property (local, drainage, chancel, environmental) £179.00
** Stamp Duty Land Tax depends on the purchase of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using the HMRCs online calculator (https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro).
If the property is located in Wales, use the Welsh Revenue Authority's calculator (https://lttcalculator.wra.gov.wales/chargeableTransactionType)

Selling a Home - Additiona Fees and Disbursements
Leasehold fee £200.00 plus VAT
Telegraphic Transfer fee £30.00 plus VAT
Electronic ID check fee £10.00 plus VAT per person
Land Registry Official copy entries £6.00 per copy
Land Registry official copy document £3.00 per document

How Long Will A Purchase Of A Property Take
The process normally takes a period of approximately 3 to 4 months but it can be quicker.
Most conveyancing transactions are completed within 18-22 weeks (due to current market conditions and the impact of Covid-19, the national average is currently 19 weeks).

Our Experience
Our Firm has been in practice for over 40 years and we give a good quality conveyancing service.

Request For A Conveyancing Quote
For further help and our advice on the above or to request a quote (enquiry form) please contact Jeremy Roberts or Kate Henson on our following office telephone number:-
Peterborough Office : 01733 343943
Or, alternatively, email the Residential Conveyancing Team directly at :- jeremyroberts@btconnect.com

Legal Fees For Motoring Offences
Our Firm offers advice initially for £100 plus VAT (£120) and then our fees for attending Court on your behalf between £300 plus VAT and £1,000 plus VAT depending upon the time and complexity of the case.

Costs not included in the fees:
  • Instruction of any expert witnesses;
  • Taking statements from any witnesses;
  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing; and
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any Appeal.
The costs listed above are expected but there are factors that could affect the cost of a case and in some cases increase it. These are as follows:-
  • Location of the Court, which would impact on the travel time charged;
  • Complexity of the case;
  • Length of the proceedings; and
  • Disbursements which are payments such as expert fees; mileage and parking; and payments to third parties.
How long will the matter take?
Matters can take up to 6 months depending upon when the instructions were taken and how straightforward the case is. However, if your case is due in Court within a week, we can on many occasions act for you in Court at short notice.

The Team's experience:-
Our Firm has a wealth of experience in all areas of motoring offences and delivers a high quality legal service.

Family Law
Fees For Family Matters
We believe in charging fair and affordable fees, offering reassurance in these difficult times. Our fees for advice and for an initial interview is £100 plus VAT (£120).

Divorce
Our Firm's fees for a straightforward divorce are £500 plus VAT (£600) plus Court fees of £550.
Divorce Fees
Divorce (Petitioner) £500.00 plus VAT*(£600)
Divorce (Respondent) £250.00 plus VAT (£300)
* These fees do not include the Court fee of £550 which has to be paid to the Court at the outset of the case if you are the Petitioner.
Family and Financial matters
Our fees for financial matters and family matters are charged at £180 plus VAT per hour - but if there is considerable complexity we reserve the right to charge up to £200 plus VAT an hour.
Average costs are between £1,000 to £5,000.
Fees For Family Matters
We believe in charging fair and affordable fees, offering reassurance in these difficult times. Our fees for advice and for an initial interview is £100 plus VAT (£120).
Financial Settlement - Formerly Ancillary Remedy
Deed of Separation £500.00 plus VAT (£600)
Standard Financial Order agreed by consent £600.00 plus VAT £720) plus Court fee of £50
Pension Sharing Financial Consent Order £750.00 plus VAT (£900) plus £50 Court fee
Change of Name Deed (same day service) £90.00 plus VAT (£108)
Financial Remedy Court Proceedings £600.00 plus VAT (£720) -£3,000.00 plus VAT (£3,600) depending upon the length and complexity of the case.
Hourly Rates
For more complex financial or children cases we will nevertheless give you an estimate as to the likely costs you will incur. For these types of cases we will charge an hourly rate of £180 plus VAT (£216).
Costs Estimate
Our Firm will give you an estimate as to the total cost of your case in your first interview and we will let you know if this estimate alters later on.
Regular Bills
Our Firm will provide you with regular bill updates and interim bills throughout your case. All of the costs are calculated and recorded electronically so if at any stage you want to know how much has been done all you need to do is ask and we will be able to provide you with this information quickly.
Probate
Our legal fees for applying for the grant of probate , collecting and distributing assets
Probate work is complicated because there are many variables that impact on the steps required to collect and distribute an Estate's asset. The fees for probate work listed here relate to uncontested cases where all the assets are in the UK. This includes both testate (where there is a Will) and taxable and non-taxable estates.
Our Fees
We anticipate generally probate fees roughly equate to 1.5 - 2.5% of the gross value of the estate plus VAT plus disbursements.
As a guidance, for an estate worth:-
£200,000 - the fees will likely be in the region of £1,000 to £2,000 plus VAT
£300,000 - the fees will likely be in the region of £2,000 to £3,000 plus VAT
£400,000 - the fees will likely be in the region of £3,000 to £4,000 plus VAT
£500,000 - the fees will likely be in the region of £3,500 to £4,500 plus VAT
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. In all the above examples, much will depend upon the composition of the assets of the estate. 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 may be at the higher end.
The lower value quotes are for estates where:-
  • There is a valid Will;
  • There is more than property;
  • There are no more than 6 bank or building society accounts;
  • There are no other intangible assets;
  • There are less than 6 beneficiaries;
  • There is no Inheritance Tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC); and
  • There are no claims made against the estate.
Included in our costs for the administration of an estate would be the settlement of taxes that arise as follows:-
  • Income Tax up to the date of death;
  • Inheritance Tax for the estate;
  • Capital Gains Tax up to the date of death; and
  • Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax for the administration period.
Also it is worth noting that whilst a larger estate may be more complicated and therefore will be subject to a higher fee this may not always be the cqse and with an estate above a certain value, the percentage paid in probate fees may be less than the percentage paid on a lower value matter.

Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Disbursements not included in this fee are as follows:-
  • Probate application fee: £155 (no VAT to pay) on an estate in excess of £5,000, if any additional copies of the Grant are required, they will cost £1.50 (1 per asset usually)'
  • Search fees - copies from the Land Registry: £3 - £6 per Title;
  • Swearing of the Oath (per executor): £5 plus £2 for each Will or Codicil;
  • Registration fee if property being retained:
  • £200 for first registration; and
  • £150 thereafter depending upon the value of the house (sliding scale from Land Registry).
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches £2 per beneficiary;
  • Post in The London Gazette and local/national newspaper (protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors):£300 (approximately, including VAT); and
  • Telegraphic transfer fee : £30 plus VAT per payment.
Potential additional costs or issues that impact on costs:-
If there is no Will or the estate consists of any shareholding (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.
Our Clients
We value our clients and also their privacy and we will endeavor to carry out the process of all cases with the utmost efficiency and discretion. We do ensure that all instructions are dealt with as quickly as possible and in accordance with our clients requests, if these are appropriate.

  • Call us on 01733 343943 or email jeremyroberts.co@btconnect.com and we will contact you directly to discuss your situation.
We are a firm of solicitors of England and Wales regulated and authorised by the
Solicitors Regulations Authority. - SRA No. 54342
SRA