Residential Property Sales

We understand that the process of buying and selling property can be daunting. There are so many people involved – solicitors, estate agents, mortgage brokers, valuers, mortgage lenders, surveyors – that you may not know who to talk to about what. There are many important decisions to make, and a fair few hoops to jump through.  Our experienced team at Butcher & Barlow will be your first port of call throughout the conveyancing process and will ensure that you get your property sold quickly and efficiently.

Here at Butcher & Barlow we have decades of experience in dealing with various types of sale transactions of both registered and unregistered property and land titles.

Whether you are an individual or a company and whether you are selling a single property or multiple properties, a member of our dedicated and experienced residential conveyancing team will be able to handle your transaction from start to finish.

Whether your sale involves a freehold or leasehold house, a flat, a shared ownership lease, a sale of land or the sale of part of a title only then we have the expertise to assist you.

We are also experienced in dealing with the reconstitution of titles where unregistered title deeds have been lost.

We are an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing teams.

Please contact your local Butcher & Barlow office to discuss your requirements and get a free quote  for us acting for you in connection with the sale of your property.

Residential conveyancing: Sales

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the body which regulates law firms, require us to provide you with information on our costs in relation to certain legal services which we provide.  This is so that you have the information you need to make an informed choice of legal service provider, and an understanding as to what the total cost of that service may be.

One such legal service is the sale, purchase and mortgage of residential property.

The fees which we charge for residential conveyancing depend on a wide variety of factors including but not limited to whether the transaction is a sale or purchase, where the property is, and whether it is a flat or a house.

We have provided information on the potential costs for sales, purchases and re-mortgages and listed the factors which may cause those costs to increase. However, fees will vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more that the ranges given.  We can give you an accurate figure once we have specific information about the property including having sight of the relevant documentation.

This page details our pricing structure for property sales.

The legal fees you will pay for a property sale is based on the price of the property, the location of the property and any specific circumstances.

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your property.

Table 1 below shows the range of fees we can charge for a property of a particular price. For a specific quote, please contact your local office.  The specific circumstances are shown in table 2 and disbursements in table 3

Table 1

Sale  Price Fee Range excl VAT Fee Range incl VAT
£0-100,000 £650-900 £780-1080
£100,001-200,000 £750-1000 £900-1200
£200,001-300,000 £800-1050 £960-1260
£300,001-400,000 £850-1100 £1020-1320
£400,001-500,000 £900-1150 £1080-1380
£500,001-600,000 £950-1200  £1140-1440
£600,001-700,000 £1000-1300 £1200-1560
£700,001-800,000 £1050-1350 £1260-1620
£800,001-900,000 £1100-1400 £1320-1680
£900,001-1,000,000 £1150-1450 £1380-1740

For properties valued at over £1,000,000 please contact your local office for a bespoke quotation.

We will charge additional fees (on top of the fees referred to above) for the each of the following specific circumstances:

Table 2

 Circumstance Fee excl VAT Fee incl VAT
A Leasehold Flat * £200 £240
A Shared Ownership sale (where you currently own a share in a property (and the landlord owns the other share) * £250 £300
Redeeming a Help To Buy Equity Loan £100 £120
Selling a property with Solar Panels £100 £120
Selling where the lender has issued repossession proceedings £75 £90
Electronic Money Transfer Fee £30 £36

There will also be disbursements payable.  These are cost relating to your matter that are payable to 3rd parties. We handle the payment of these fees to the 3rd party to ensure a smoother process.

Table 3

Disbursement Cost excluding VAT Cost including VAT
Index Map Search £4.00 £4.80
Copies of the register of title and plan (per title number) £6.00 £7.20
Copies of documents referred to in the register of title (per document) £3.00 £3.60

If you are referred to Butcher & Barlow by an introducer where we pay them a referral fee, we will provide you with details of the arrangement and the fee we pay in our client care letter that we will send to you at the beginning of the transaction.  This fee is paid by us so that there is no additional charge for you to pay.

*  There will be additional disbursements payable where a property is leasehold.  These will be set out in the specific lease relating to the property. These disbursements are usually payable to the Freeholder or Management Company (or both). We will advise you on the actual disbursements once we have had sight of the lease.

Our fees assume that:

  • This a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters will arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which require remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction, a first registration of title prior to a sale, or a sale of part.
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unreasonable complications arise.
  • All parties in the transaction are cooperative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may be required if an indemnity policy is required.
  • That the transaction is in the name of an individual only and not a company. If you are selling in the name of a company, please call your nearest office for a quotation.
  • That the transaction is not in connection to or relating to any commercial transaction. If this is the case, please call our Gadbrook Park office for a quotation.

Key Stages

How long it will take from you accepting an offer on your property and needing to move out will depend on a number of factors.  The average process will take between 8-10 weeks, but it can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain, and any complications which may arise in any of the transactions throughout the chain.  The chart below shows the standard procedure for the sale of a property.  Our experienced Residential Property Team will talk you through the procedure and likely timescales in more detail once the specifics of the sale and the chain are known.

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The Residential Property Team

Meet our team of residential property specialists.

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Lynsey Stuchfield

Frodsham, Runcorn

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Mike Bracegirdle

Northwich - Gadbrook Park

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Robert Morris


an image of Joanne Barton, a Butcher & Barlow LLP employee

Joanne Barton

Bury - Head Office

an image of Sarah Askey, a Butcher & Barlow LLP employee

Sarah Askey


Nicholas Ball


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Sue Curzon


Iain Grant

Iain Grant

Bury - Head Office

What our clients say

Mr & Mrs R

I just wanted to say a massive thank you Lynsey for everything you did for us during our house move.

I know it wasn't the easiest but having you at the end of the phone/email to calm me down and to provide clear details made the whole process so much easier than it would have been with anyone else. I know as a partner of a firm you probably don't need to prove the level of service you are providing but I just wanted to say thank you to show how much we appreciate what you did for us.

I will also be recommending you to anyone I know who will be undertaking a house move in the future as you have been great and I can't think of anything that I would have changed in terms of the service provided.

Mr How

I would just like to state that all the family are extremely happy with the way in which the house transaction has been completed by you [Lynsey Stuchfield] and would again like to express our appreciation.

N Cartwright

I am writing to make you aware of the exceptional service I have received from Lynsey Stuchfield and her team. Lynsey was efficient (but also friendly), pragmatic and proactive. As a client I felt both informed and engaged. She and her team are a credit to your organisation.

Thank you for the very personal service you provided throughout our purchase and sale. Sue did her very best to minimise the stress and kept us fully informed throughout the transactions. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had such a dedicated person to guide and support us.
Thank you very much Sue.

We all know moving house is one of the most stressful times we go through in life. It was reassuring to know that Butcher & Barlow in particular Joanne Barton handled our account in a professional and friendly manner. Thank you.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help with our recent house sale. Ever professional but also friendly and approachable - your dedication and perseverance was invaluable

Just a note to thank you so much for your efforts in my three house transactions over the last couple of years. I'm very grateful for and impressed by your professionalism in all three, as well as your advice and recommendations for action. I'm very impressed in general by Butcher & Barlow.

We had an excellent professional, yet friendly service from Lynsey, Paula and Robert and all staff we dealt with over the phone in the office.
We are not sure you could improve upon the excellent service we received. Thank you

Just to say a massive thank you for all you have done for my dad in regard to his house sale.
You are exceptional. You have kept me informed and to speak to you is like speaking to a good friend.

Just wanted to thank you both for your help. I have been in my house for just over a week now, and am pretty much straight. I would highly recommend yourselves to anyone i know who may move in the future. You made a very stressful time much easier.

Just to say a big thank you for making our house sale as stress free as possible. The service you offer is exceptional because of the prompt responses to any emails and phone calls. We would recommend you to everyone! We have already used Butcher & Barlow more than once and the service is always excellent. We have recommended Butcher & Barlow to others and they have had excellent service too. All round an excellent service - we can't think of any improvements at this time.

Sue and her team were absolutely amazing - a credit to the company. Thanks again for everything.

You have been amazing from start to finish in a very stressful sale. I honestly cannot thank you enough. I have always used your services and will continue to do so in the future. Thank you for everything.

Very helpful, friendly, efficient and professional service provided by Sue Curzon and Steph Bebbington.
We had Butcher & Barlow for a property sale before which is why we used you again - very pleased with the service again.
Thank you.

Ms F


I will always recommend you Lynsey, you've been fantastic, I know you've gone the extra mile with this sale and I am so grateful,

Excellent service from Sue and Steph! I would definitely recommend. Thank you!

Ms H and Mr B


Just to say thank you for all of your help and patience with the sale of mum’s flat. Your help and advice is much appreciated.

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