AML Solicitors of Manchester

Prices

We have set out our usual prices for certain services provided by the firm. There may be instances where our fees are more than the amount indicated for dealing with your matter.  If that is the case we will discuss it with you to ensure that there are no surprises.

Purchasing a Residential Property

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your property as set out in the stages of the process below.

Our approach to fees

Our fees will be determined by the value and complexity of the transaction and will also take into account any work required to deal with any unusual aspects of the purchase.

We offer a standard fixed fee for our residential property transactions subject to the proviso that the transaction has no complicating factors such as lack of certification for any alterations or building works carried out, title defects that need to be reported to lenders, remedied or indemnity insurance put in place or non-standard mortgage conditions to be complied with. Our standard fixed fees start at £650.00 plus VAT and disbursements and increase in line with the value of the property as detailed below.

Additional charges to cover complicated factors will be based upon the time needed to deal with them. The hourly rates charged will be dependent on the experience of the Solicitor dealing with the transaction and start at £178.00 plus VAT. If we need to liaise with other solicitors in other departments within the firm, then their hourly rates are also set out below. We will provide you with an estimate of the total additional charges either at the outset of the transaction or when we become aware of any complicating factors.

If your purchase falls through before it is completed then we will charge for the time spent to the point where the matter became aborted subject to our fees never exceeding the agreed fixed fee and charges for dealing with any complicating factors.

Hourly rates of our solicitors

If complicating factors arise then we will charge for the extra time involved based on our standard hourly rates set out below:

Partner: £261.00

Senior Solicitor: £218.00

Solicitor: £178.00

All rates are subject to VAT at 20%.

Typical Disbursements

Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Land Registry.

On a freehold house purchase we would expect disbursements to include:

Searches including but not limited to a search of the local land charge register and standard enquiries of the local authority, drainage search, environmental search, planning history and also any other recommended searches such as mining or flood risk. Prices depend on the area and search provider so we can only estimate that these will be between £200.00-300.00.

A fee for transferring any money as a same day payment. For example, to forward the money to the sellers’ solicitors on completion: £30 plus VAT.

Identification check to satisfy money laundering requirements: £10.00 plus VAT per person.

Pre completion searches at the Land Registry: £3.00 plus VAT per title

Pre completion bankruptcy search: £2.00 plus VAT per name searched

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). This varies dependent on the transaction and we recommend you use the official SDLT calculator to ascertain the likely to complete this form on your behalf we charge £50+VAT https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro

Land Registry registration fees. The fee will dependent on the value and nature of the transaction and we recommend that you use the official Land Registry fee calculator to ascertain the likely charge http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/fees-calculator.html

Fees payable to a third party such as a rentcharge collector, when providing notice of the purchase to them. These will be dependent on the provisions in the lease and the individual landlord or managing agents.

Selling a Residential Property

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your property. We have set out below the key stages of a standard freehold sale.

Our approach to fees

Our fees will be determined by the value and complexity of the transaction and will also take into account any work required to deal with any unusual aspects of the sale.

We offer a standard fixed fee for our residential property transactions subject to the proviso that the transaction has no complicating factors such as lack of certification for any alterations or building works carried out, title defects that need to be reported to lenders, remedied or indemnity insurance put in place or nonstandard mortgage conditions to be complied with. Our standard fixed fees start at £650.00 plus VAT and disbursements and increase in line with the value of the property as detailed below.

Additional charges to cover complicated factors will be based upon the time needed to deal with them. The hourly rates charged will be dependent on the experience of the Solicitor dealing with the transaction and start at £155 plus VAT. If we need to liaise with other solicitors in other departments within the firm then their hourly rates are also set out below. We will provide you with an estimate of the total additional charges either at the outset of the transaction or when we become aware of any complicating factors.

 

If your sale falls through before it is completed then we will charge for the time spent to the point where the matter became aborted subject to our fees never exceeding the agreed fixed fee and charges for dealing with any complicating factors.

 

Hourly rates of our solicitors

If complicating factors arise then we will charge for the extra time involved. Our standard hourly rates (excluding VAT) are as follows:

 

Additional charges to cover complicated factors will be based upon the time needed to deal with them. The hourly rates charged will be dependent on the experience of the Solicitor dealing with the transaction and start at £178 plus VAT. If we need to liaise with other solicitors in other departments within the firm then their hourly rates are also set out below. We will provide you with an estimate of the total additional charges either at the outset of the transaction or when we become aware of any complicating factors.

 

If your sale falls through before it is completed then we will charge for the time spent to the point where the matter became aborted subject to our fees never exceeding the agreed fixed fee and charges for dealing with any complicating factors.

Hourly rates of our solicitors

If complicating factors arise then we will charge for the extra time involved based on our standard hourly rates set out below:

Partner: £261.00

Senior Solicitor: £218.00

Solicitor: £178.00

All rates are subject to VAT at 20%.

Typical Disbursements

Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Land Registry.

On a freehold house sale we would expect disbursements to include:

Copies of Land Registry Title, register, plan and documents at £3 plus VAT per document obtained

Fee for transferring any money as a same day payment, for example to redeem an existing charge or account to you for the balance: £30 plus VAT

Identification check to satisfy money laundering requirements: £10.00 plus VAT per person

Copy or conveyance from HM land registry vary between £5 – 25.00 plus VAT per document

Remortgaging a Residential Property

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the re-mortgage of your property as step out below in the key stages of a re-mortgage transaction.

Our approach to fees

Our fees will be determined by the value and complexity of the transaction and will also take into account any work required to deal with any unusual aspects of the remortgage.

We offer a standard fixed fee for our residential property transactions subject to the proviso that the transaction has no complicating factors such as lack of certification for any alterations or building works carried out, title defects that need to be reported to lenders, remedied or indemnity insurance put in place or nonstandard mortgage conditions to be complied with. Our standard fixed fees start at £400.00 plus VAT and disbursements and increase in line with the value of the property as detailed below.

Additional charges to cover complicated factors will be based upon the time needed to deal with them. The hourly rates charged will be dependent on the experience of the Solicitor dealing with the transaction and start at £178 plus VAT. If we need to liaise with other solicitors in other departments within the firm then their hourly rates are also set out below. We will provide you with an estimate of the total additional charges either at the outset of the transaction or when we become aware of any complicating factors.

If your remortgage falls through before it is completed then we will charge for the time spent to the point where the matter became aborted subject to our fees never exceeding the agreed fixed fee and charges for dealing with any complicating factors.

Hourly rates of our solicitors

If complicating factors arise then we will charge for the extra time involved. Our standard hourly rates (excluding VAT) are as follows:

Partner: £261.00

Senior Solicitor: £218.00

Solicitor: £178.00

All rates are subject to VAT at 20%.

Typical Disbursements

Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Land Registry.

On a re-mortgage we would expect disbursements to include:

Fee for transferring any money as a same day payment, for example to redeem an existing charge or account due for the balance: £30 plus VAT

Identification check to satisfy money laundering requirements: £10 plus VAT per person

Searches (if required) including but not limited to, a search of the local land charge register and standard enquiries of the local authority, drainage search, environmental search, planning history and also any other recommended searches such as mining or flood risk. Prices depend on the area and search provider so we can only estimate that these will be between £200-300 plus VAT.

Search indemnity insurance (taken in lieu of the above searches if your lender accepts the same): price depends on value but are usually in the region of £50 – £100

If the property is leasehold, a sales information pack from the landlord/managing agent: these fees vary on the provider and can range from around £100 to in excess of £500

Pre completion searches at the Land Registry: £3.00 plus VAT per title

Pre completion bankruptcy search: £2.00 plus VAT per name searched

Land registry fees. The fee will dependent on the value and nature of the transaction and we recommend that you use the official Land Registry fee calculator to ascertain the likely charge http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/fees-calculator.html

Fees payable to a third party such as a rentcharge collector or landlord/managing, when providing notice of the new charge to them: these will be set by the third party

Services Fees (£)
The fees indicated relate only to our services and may be subject to VAT
One off consultation less than 15 minutes Free
15 minutes to an hour
100/hour
Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal 450
Applications outside of the Immigration Rules 1000
Asylum/ Human Rights Appeal (preparation and representation) 1750
Bail application including representation at Tribunal 650
Deportation appeal (preparation and representation) 2000
Drafting Grounds of appeal 350
EEA applications extended family member residence card 650
EEA applications family member residence card/ permanent residence 550
EEA Family Permit 750
EEA National permanent residence application 450
Entry Clearance/ EEA appeal (preparation and representation) 1750
Extension of current leave to remain 750
Family settlement: children 750
Family settlement: spouses/ civil partners, fiancées/ proposed civil partners, unmarried/ same-sex partners 750
Naturalisation applications 600
Other dependent relatives 750
Refugee and humanitarian protection applications, including fresh claims 600
Sponsor licence applications for businesses and colleges 800
TA/ CIO Bail request 250
Tier 1 General/ Exceptional Talent applications 850
Tier 1 Investor/ Entrepreneur applications 1250
Tier 2 600
Tier 4 Student applications 600
Tier 5 350
Upper Tribunal hearing (preparation and representation) 1850
Visit visa applications 600
Description Cost (inc.VAT) We will... We won't...
Initial consultation Free Discuss your case to discuss how we might help. Do any letters
Consider or complete any legal documents.
Initial appointment 180 Assess your case.
Provide you with advice.
Send you a letter of advice where appropriate
Consider or complete any legal documents.
Initial appointment plus one
letter to the other party.
300 Assess your case.
Provide you with advice.
Send you a letter of advice.
Send one letter to the other party.
Consider or complete any legal documents.
Enter into further correspondence with the other party.
Description Cost (inc.vat) We will... We wont...
Divorce Package
(Petitioner)
£720
(plus court fee of £550)
  • Advise as to the most appropriate grounds of divorce.
  • Prepare divorce petition for your approval.
  • Issue your divorce petition
  • Arrange paperwork and apply for Decree Nisi.
  • Arrange paperwork to apply for Decree Absolute.
  • Obtain your marriage certificate or translation of a foreign certificate
  • Defence, answers and cross-petitions are not included in the Fixed Fee.
  • Non-routine issues surrounding service are not included (e.g. bailiff service, deemed service)
  • Attend any court hearing arising from the divorce.
  • Prepare or negotiate
  • Consent finances
  • Defence, answers and cross-petitions are not included in the Fixed Fee.
  • Attend any court hearings arising from the divorce
Divorce package
(Respondent)
£300
  • Advise in relation to the divorce.
  • Assist in completing the acknowledgement of Service.
  • Return the Acknowledgement of Service to the court.
  • Prepare or negotiate
  • Consent ?? finances
  • Defence, answer and cross-petitions are not concluded in the Fixed Fee.
  • Attend any court hearings arising from the divorce.
Description Cost
(inc.VAT)
We will... We won't
Ancillary relief (financial settlements) Fixed quote on enquiry Attend court as your legal advocate
  • Place ourselves upon the court record as your representatives
  • Prepare documents for the court proceedings
  • Be responsible for an directions arising from the court hearing (save for drafting a court order, where that is required by the court).
Other court hearings Fixed quote on enquiry* Attend court as your legal advocate
  • Place ourselves upon the court record as your representatives
  • Prepare documents for the court proceedings
  • Be responsible for an directions arising from the court hearing (save for drafting a court order, where that is required by the court).
Wills Cost
Simple single Will £195*
Simple mirror Wills (for the pair) £320*
Single codicil £100*
Mirror codicils (for the pair) £150*
Will including Trust an extra £100* per will
Severance notices + LRSEV (with will) £50*
Severance notices + LRSEV (without will) £100*

 

Our fees for acting as executors

Where we are instructed to act for the Executors of the estate of a deceased person, or are appointed in the Will as the Executors, we charge a fee according to the time we spend in dealing with the matter which includes obtaining instructions, writing letters, preparing documentation, making and receiving telephone calls.  Our work involves assessing the value of the Estate by reference to the various assets contained within it, obtaining the Court Order authorising the Executors or Administrators to deal with the estate, preparing the HMRC Inheritance Tax Form and then collecting in and distributing the money and other assets in accordance with the terms of the will or according to entitlement where no valid will exists.  Those fees are as follows:-
Time spent on the matter where we are not executors= £275 per hour
Time spent on the matter where we are appointed executors= £300 per hour
Routine letters out and routine telephone calls not exceeding 6 minutes duration are charged at £27.50 per item and letters in are charged at £13.75 per item.
In addition it is necessary to pay to the Court a fee to obtain the Court Order which is currently £155 plus 50p per copy order.
Our average fee for dealing with an uncontested estate is £800 plus VAT and Court fee.

All fees marked * are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Deeds Cost
Single property trust deed £250*
LRRX1 restriction - add LR fee cost to trust fee plus £50*
Deed of Renunciation (Browns renouncing probate) £200*
Deed of Variation from £250*
Change of name £150*

 

Our fees for acting as executors

Where we are instructed to act for the Executors of the estate of a deceased person, or are appointed in the Will as the Executors, we charge a fee according to the time we spend in dealing with the matter which includes obtaining instructions, writing letters, preparing documentation, making and receiving telephone calls.  Our work involves assessing the value of the Estate by reference to the various assets contained within it, obtaining the Court Order authorising the Executors or Administrators to deal with the estate, preparing the HMRC Inheritance Tax Form and then collecting in and distributing the money and other assets in accordance with the terms of the will or according to entitlement where no valid will exists.  Those fees are as follows:-
Time spent on the matter where we are not executors= £275 per hour
Time spent on the matter where we are appointed executors= £300 per hour
Routine letters out and routine telephone calls not exceeding 6 minutes duration are charged at £27.50 per item and letters in are charged at £13.75 per item.
In addition it is necessary to pay to the Court a fee to obtain the Court Order which is currently £155 plus 50p per copy order.
Our average fee for dealing with an uncontested estate is £800 plus VAT and Court fee.

All fees marked * are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Powers of Attorney Cost
General Powers £150*
1 Lasting Powers of Attorney £425*
2 Lasting Powers of Attorney £550*
4 Lasting Powers of Attorney £750*
Registration of Enduring Lasting Powers of Attorney £450*
Office of the public Guardian registration fees
(disbursements per power)
£82*

 

Our fees for acting as executors

Where we are instructed to act for the Executors of the estate of a deceased person, or are appointed in the Will as the Executors, we charge a fee according to the time we spend in dealing with the matter which includes obtaining instructions, writing letters, preparing documentation, making and receiving telephone calls.  Our work involves assessing the value of the Estate by reference to the various assets contained within it, obtaining the Court Order authorising the Executors or Administrators to deal with the estate, preparing the HMRC Inheritance Tax Form and then collecting in and distributing the money and other assets in accordance with the terms of the will or according to entitlement where no valid will exists.  Those fees are as follows:-
Time spent on the matter where we are not executors= £275 per hour
Time spent on the matter where we are appointed executors= £300 per hour
Routine letters out and routine telephone calls not exceeding 6 minutes duration are charged at £27.50 per item and letters in are charged at £13.75 per item.
In addition it is necessary to pay to the Court a fee to obtain the Court Order which is currently £155 plus 50p per copy order.
Our average fee for dealing with an uncontested estate is £800 plus VAT and Court fee.

All fees marked * are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.