Pricing – Residential Conveyancing (freehold sale or purchase, leasehold sale or purchase, mortgages and re-mortgages)

Davis Blank Furniss has Residential Conveyancing teams at both our Manchester and Glossop offices that have many years of collective experience in handling every type of legal issue involved in property ownership.

Below is the pricing structure that we charge for new residential conveyancing work.

Where applicable, VAT will be paid in addition to the figures below at the prevailing rate.


Sale of a freehold residential property

Up to £150,999£535
£151,000 – £274,999£575
£275,000 – £399,999£635
£400,000 – £649,999£735
£650,000 – £999,999£835
£1m and abovePOA


 Purchase of a freehold residential property

Up to £150,999£600
£151,000 – £274,999£675
£275,000 – £399,999£795
£400,000 – £649,999£900
£650,000 – £999,999£975
£1m and abovePOA


Remortgaging of a freehold residential property*

Up to £250,000£400
£250,001 and above£500
If includes Transfer of Equity add£275


Additional Charges

Leasehold supplement£175
Unregistered land supplement£75
Shared ownership purchase supplement£125
Mortgage supplement (purchase) (acting for lender)£150
Mortgage Redemption (sale)£90
Indemnity Policy supplement**£50
Telegraphic Transfer fee£32
Declaration of Trust£195
SDLT Return£95
Help To Buy (Legal Charge)£350
Help To Buy (ISA)£50
ID Search (per individual)£5
Lawyer Checker fee£12



Local Authority Search^***£115
Water and Drainage Search^***£50
Coal Mining and Cheshire Brine Search^***£45
Environmental Search^***£51
Planning Search^***£28
HM Land Registry Fee***£20-£910 (purchase price dependent)
Priority Search Fee***£3
Bankruptcy Search Fee (per name)***£2
Official copies per title document ***£3



*If the re-mortgage is a leasehold property then in addition to the Residential (Freehold) Re-mortgage Fee we will also charge the Leasehold Supplement fee as detailed in the Additional Charges Section.

**If an indemnity policy is required then an additional insurance premium will be payable to the insurance provider. The premium will be confirmed before the indemnity policy is put on cover.

***No VAT is payable in addition to this fee.

^ The search fees are best estimates and can differ slightly for each property. A precise fee will be confirmed before fees are incurred.



Your matter will handled by the firm’s Residential Conveyancing team.  If you instruct us, we will provide you will the names of the individuals who will be acting on your matter, including the fee earner responsible for overall supervision.

At our Manchester office, we have five members of the team who may work on your matter.

Richard Hamilton – Partner

Richard is the head of our Manchester based team.  He trained with the firm before qualifying into the conveyancing department in 2003 and became a partner in 2008.  Richard is experienced in all aspects of commercial and residential property.

Jennifer Smith – Partner

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2011, Jenny joined the firm in 2013 and became a partner in 2019.  She is experienced in all aspects of property work; especially the sales, purchases and re-mortgages of residential properties.

Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant

Amie qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has been providing legal services predominantly to the Chinese community in the North West of England since then.  She joined the firm as a Senior Consultant in April 2018.

Gregory Carr – Solicitor

Greg began his training contract with us in September 2016 and qualified into the conveyancing department in September 2018.

Trainee Solicitor

A Trainee Solicitor spends six months in the Residential Conveyancing department at our Manchester office during their two year training contract at Davis Blank Furniss. The Trainee Solicitor works under the direct supervision of Richard Hamilton.

Three team members make up our Glossop based Residential Conveyancing team.

Martyn Gee – Partner

Martyn has almost 40 years’ experience in conveyancing.  Since joining the firm as a trainee in 1979, Martyn qualified as an assistant conveyancing solicitor in 1981 and became a partner in 1986.

Susan Bann – Partner

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1988, Susan joined the firm in 1997 as an assistant solicitor.  She is very experienced in advising clients on property work and became a partner in 2003.

Kirsty Fillery – Solicitor

Kirsty qualified in 2020 and joined us later that year as an assistant solicitor.  She is experienced in all aspects of residential property law including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, leasehold, as well as freehold and new build matters.

Emma Little – Conveyancing Executive

As a member of the Glossop office for over 20 years, Emma has progressed to the role of Paralegal having joined us as an Office Junior in 1997.  Now principally working alongside Martyn Gee, Emma deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing.