Selling a House Solicitors

Our expert conveyancing solicitors can help you through all the legal steps of selling your home.



At Forbes, we understand that selling a property, especially if it's your home; can be a particularly stressful time for all involved. This is why our expert conveyancing solicitors do everything they can to take the stress out of any transaction by offering a comprehensive and personal service every time.

Selling Your Home - Our Service

What should a solicitor do when selling a house?

The conveyancing solicitors at Forbes will help you through every stage of the process, contacting your estate agents (if you are using one) and organising the relevant documents to be signed including any legal certificates or guarantees.

We will also liaise with your buyer's solicitor on your behalf and ensure any enquiries are dealt with swiftly.

Why choose us as your solicitors for selling your property?

We care about our clients and always put your best interests first at all times, ensuring any queries you may have about any stage of the process are addressed, explaining everything in plain English so you know exactly what's happening at all times.

When dealing with Forbes Solicitors, we will agree a fixed fee and will always be dealing directly with your conveyancing solicitor to ensure ease of contact and of course clarity throughout your transaction.

Good communication is key to a stress free transition between selling your home and moving on to new pastures, this is why we offer a personal service that other firms simply cannot.

How can our house selling solicitors help?

Our team of solicitors for selling a house will help you through every stage of selling your home, including:

  • Working with your estate agents and buyers solicitors
  • Writing to all parties to confirm we are acting on your behalf
  • Discussing title deeds and any mortgage issues including redemption statements on your property
  • Establishing exactly how much you owe on your existing property and addressing any early repayment fees
  • Liaising with HM Land Registry
  • Drafting up any contract packages

We offer a complete conveyancing service that helps to take the hassle out of your transaction so you can focus on packing up and moving into your new home.

If you want to sell your home, get in touch with the expert conveyancing solicitors at Forbes today and ensure you are getting the best service available.

Additional Information

Cost of Selling Your Home


Our charges are broken down into costs and disbursements. Disbursements are costs payable to third parties such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Our estimates and quotes will give a breakdown of all charges and will then have a total figure, which is inclusive of VAT.

Selling a Property

The average costs on a sale at less than £100,000 are £500 plus VAT at 20% and range to £880 plus VAT at 20% on a sale at £500,000. We do not charge extra for leasehold properties unless the property is an apartment or flat.

Our figures may however vary either for higher value transactions which are often complex or properties which have special complications.

That is why we will always give you an individual costs estimate at the start of the transaction taking into account the actual features of your sale.

We will always advise you immediately about any complications and discuss the potential impact on our fees or payments to third parties before any additional charges are incurred.

On each transaction there are likely to be the following additional payments:

Land Registry fees £6 plus VAT at 20%
Land Registry search £4 plus VAT at 20%
Land Charges Search £4 plus VAT at 20%

We make an additional charge of £25 plus VAT at 20% for each telegraphic transfer of monies, which is required during the transaction.

If required, we will charge a fee of up to £15 plus VAT for each check to verify your identity.

If required, we will charge a fee of £12 plus VAT to verify bank details of the law firm on the other side of the transaction.

What will our fees cover on a sale?

Our fees cover all the work required to complete your sale. This includes drafting the contract, helping you complete the Sellers Forms, dealing with any questions asked by the Buyers solicitor, paying off any mortgages secured on the property and paying the Estate Agents if you want us to do so.

How long will it take?

A standard transaction will take approximately 8 weeks from the time we are instructed however there can be a number of factors which impact on the timescale such as:

  • The number of parties in the chain
  • If there is a delay in your mortgage offer being issued or the offer is incorrect
  • If there is something unexpected in your search results
  • If the legal title to your property is complex
  • If there is a Management Company involved
  • The timescales wanted by other people in the chain

There are some variables with any property transaction so please either give us a call or drop us a line and we will give you a detailed breakdown of all the fees and costs involved for your particular circumstances.

How will we communicate with you?

At the outset of the transaction, we will ask you how you prefer to be contacted. If you have an email address this can save a considerable amount of time but buying and selling a property is not yet a paperless exercise so there will be some documents that will need to be signed by you. We will offer you a personal appointment in the office so you get chance to sit down with us so that we can talk you through the paperwork and the process face to face or, if you prefer, we will arrange a telephone appointment.

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How much do solicitors charge to sell a house in the UK?

The conveyancing cost to sell a house will vary, depending on a number of variables including the complexity of the sale, the value of the property and the level of legal work involved. Our solicitor's fees for selling a house will be set on a fixed basis, so you won't have any unexpected surprises during the process.

Do you have to use a solicitor to sell a house?

The conveyancing process for selling a house requires specialist knowledge and experience to ensure that there are no mistakes made, which can be very costly and difficult to resolve. This is why it's important to use professional conveyancing solicitors when selling your property to help keep the transaction on track.

How do I find solicitors to sell a house?

When choosing solicitors for selling a house, there are several areas you can look at to help with your decision. Looking at online reviews and reputation, as well as taking costs into account, can help you to make the best decision for your circumstances. Ask for a fixed fee conveyancing quote to compare fees.

Be wary of making cost the primary factor in your decision, as those offering the cheapest services may not have the best reputation for providing a good house sale conveyancing experience for their clients.

Our expert conveyancing team can help give you a quote on our fixed fee conveyancing services for selling your home. Get in touch to find out more.

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Our dedicated Residential Conveyancing team

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