Our Property and Conveyancing department is led by partner, Robert Macduff-Duncan. Robert was admitted as a solicitor in 2004, joined the firm in 2018 and was assumed as a partner in 2021.
If you are buying a new home, the work undertaken is relatively similar regardless of whether you are purchasing a flat, house, new-build property or even land. This type of transaction will usually involve:
We are able to offer fixed fees for residential purchase conveyancing, and can provide a full estimate of fees and outlays prior to the commencement of a transaction. Our fees are set on scale determined by the price at the property being purchased. Our typical legal fees for a purchase range from £750 plus VAT for simple transactions at a price under £1,000 to £3,000 plus VAT for larger properties with associated complexities. For a property purchased at a price of £200,000, for example, the fixed fee for this work may be £950 plus VAT of £190.
Outlays are dependent on price. For example, if you are buying a property for £200,000 with a mortgage, the outlays would be as follows:
£400 to Registers of Scotland for registration of the title;
£80 for registration of the mortgage;
£20 for Advance Notice for mortgage;
£300 for LBTT (reduced for first-time buyers and more – payment of Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) - if buying a second property).
LBTT and registration dues change on sliding scales dependent on the price of the property.
Kippen Campbell are a welcoming and friendly firm. From your first meeting, onwards you will be guided through the legal maze with a person centred, open, honest, frank and firm approach.