Online Conveyancing Quote

Moving house is a well-known source of stress, but SWLaw is here to help you. Key reasons for choosing us are:

  • Our fees are competitive.
  • We aim to progress your matter speedily.
  • We keep you updated at all times.
  • Our service is accredited to a high professional standard.
  • You have direct access to our specialist team.

By offering a proactive service, we aim to ensure that progress from 'sale agreed' to exchange of contracts is quick and easy.

"Fantastic service served with professionalism and a smile!"

If you are selling, speak to us early. The contract documentation can be prepared whilst your property is on the market so that there will be no delay when a buyer is ready to proceed. You might be surprised to find how quickly a transaction can proceed from start to finish!

You will also find that we are friendly and approachable and our team is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for you. We will keep you regularly updated. Our service is streamlined and efficient.

"SWLaw provides a very professional service with a personal touch. A really helpful, friendly and efficient firm – a pleasure to deal with."

There are a great many potential pitfalls in buying a property. We aim to deal with the legal complexities swiftly and professionally so that you have peace of mind.Our service is recognised as of a high standard. We hold both the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and Lexcel accreditation standards.

"Very impressed. A really good experience of dealing with a solicitor practice – will definitely use your services again."

Our fees for Residential Conveyancing

Our fees start for freehold sales and purchases start at £750 plus VAT for properties up to £175,000. There is more work involved in a dealing with leasehold titles and that will typically add £150 (plus VAT) to the costs of a sale and £250 (plus VAT) to the costs of a purchase.  We also charge £30 (plus VAT) for each electronic transfer of funds during the course of a transaction.

There are many elements that can affect the total fees incurred in a Residential Conveyancing transaction (eg) :

  • the type of property, its location, its value, whether it is a new build; 
  • how the purchase is funded, whether there is a mortgage, whether it is Shared Ownership or bought under the Help To Buy scheme; 
  • whether there are any issues of title that require further investigation or additional steps to protect the buyer’s investment.

Examples of extra work attracting additional fees are preparing Statutory Declarations to clarify matters relating to the title, preparing a Declaration of Trust to establish entitlements as between co-owners, dealing with the additional paperwork in a Help to Buy matter.

There are additional expenses (disbursements) that we will have to pay on your behalf during the transaction. In the case of a purchase there may be SDLT to pay and there will be Land Registry fees charged on registration of your title to the property. Further information is available on the links given below.

Additional disbursements are indicated in the table below.


Purchase disbursements


Sale disbursements


Pre-contract searches (approximately)


Office Copy Entries (minimum)


Pre-completion priority search




Bankruptcy searches (£2.00 per name)



LawyerChecker fee

£15.00 + VAT


Chancel Indemnity Policy fee



We will give an estimate of fees at the outset which we normally expect to keep to. However, we will advise you should unforeseen circumstances call for additional work that is outside the expected scope of the transaction.

The members of our team who may be dealing with your transaction are :

Charge Rate Code

Charge Rate Description


Charge Rate Value


Senior Solicitor & Director

Eric Cowsill

£250.00 p/hour



£220.00 p/hour

SWL 2a

Solicitor / FILex  <5  years

Victoria Hillman

£175.00 p/hour


ACILEx > 4 years

Clare Murray

£150.00 p/hour



Thomas Gordon

£125.00 p/hour


Legal Assistant


£90.00 p/hour




Contact Us

Located next to the A38 Expressway connecting Plymouth with Exeter and the M5 our offices are easy to access, with ample free parking. Call our solicitors on 01752 205202 or contact us online.