Our Fees

VAT is applicable on all our fees at the prevailing rate which is currently 20 per cent.

Unless stated otherwise VAT is not payable on disbursements.

Property

RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING - CONVEYANCING OF A FREEHOLD PROPERTY EXCLUDING VAT

Sale
Purchase
Up to £350,000
£1,000
£1,175
£350,001 to £500,000
£1,100
£1,275
500,001 to £750,000
£1,200
£1,375
over £750,000
Please contact us for a personalised quote
Please contact us for a personalised quote

CONVEYANCING OF A LEASEHOLD PROPERTY EXCLUDING VAT

Sale
Purchase
Up to £350,000
£1,100
£1,275
£350,001 to £500,000
£1,175
£1,375
£500,001 to £750,000
£1,350
£1,475
Over £750,000
Please contact us for a personalised quote
Please contact us for a personalised quote

DISBURSEMENT

SELLING (EXCLUDING VAT)

BUYING (EXCLUDING VAT)

All search fees required
Up to £350.00
Land Registry documents
£4.20 per document
Registration Fee
Dependant on purchase price
Dependant on purchase price
TT Fee (If Required)
£40 plus VAT
£40 plus VAT
For Leasehold matters there may be additional disbursements however these will only be know when the contact package is received. Typically there will be a fee for the Notice of Transfer and Charge, Deed of Covenant and Certificate of Compliance.

Our Conveyancing Team

Our team has over 30 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to conveyancing. They have particular expertise in high value transaction and complex matters.

We have four members of the team who may work on your matter. Three are solicitors and one is a paralegal. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Najib Khan who is the principal of the firm.

Our People

Najib Khan - Najib has over 20 years experience in Property Law and has extensive experience in both residential and commercial property transactions.

Pujitha Sumanasari – Pujitha has over 12 years experience in conveyancing and does a large number of high value transactions.

Azruth Khan – Azruth qualified in June 2021 and prior to that spent a seat in Residential Conveyancing.

Samara Riaz – Samara has been a paralegal since September 2020. Often the first point of contact.

Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

• Take your instructions and give you initial advice
• Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
• Receive and advise on contract documents
• Carry out searches
• Obtain further planning documentation if required
• Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
• Give you advice on all documents and information received
• Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
• Send final contract to you for signature
• Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
• Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
• Arrange for all monies needed to be received from the lender and you
• Complete purchase
• Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
• Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Commercial Property

Freehold Commercial Property Purchase

Up to £500,000.00
£1,400.00 plus VAT
£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00
£1,800.00 plus VAT
£1,000.000.00 - £1,500,000.00
£2,200.00 plus VAT
£1,500,000.00 +
P.O.A.

Leasehold Commercial Property Purchase – Assignment

Up to £500,000.00
£1,600.00 plus VAT
£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00
£2,000.00 plus VAT
£1,000.000.00 - £1,500,000.00
£2,400.00 plus VAT
£1,500,000.00 +
P.O.A
Leasehold Commercial Property Purchase – New Lease
Up to £500,000.00
£2,000.00 plus VAT
£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00
£2,400.00 plus VAT
£1,000.000.00 - £1,500,000.00
£2,800.00 plus VAT
£1,500,000.00 +
P.O.A
Lender
Acting for Lender
£150.00 plus VAT
Freehold Commercial Property Sale
Up to £500,000.00
£1,250.00 plus VAT
£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00
£1,500.00 plus VAT
£1,000.000.00 - £1,500,000.00
£1,700.00 plus VAT
£1,500,000.00 +
P.O.A.
Bridging loans & Short-Term Finance
Up to £500,000.00
£900.00 plus VAT
£500,001.00 - £1,000,000.00
£1,100.00 plus VAT £75.00
£1,000.000.00 - £1,500,000.00
£1,300.00 plus VAT
£1,500,000.00 +
P.O.A
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Wills & Probate

Our team has over 27 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to wills and estate administration. They have particular expertise in high value estates and inheritance tax matters.
We have two members of the team who may work on your matter and both are senior solicitors.

Najib Khan- Principal Solicitor
Najib is the founder of Salisbury Law and has 14 years PQE. He predominantly specialises in Property Law and is equally comfortable with the simple transactional cases as well as the more complex matters.
Najib also has experience with Probate and Litigation and the all-round experience can prove invaluable in certain matters.

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EXAMPLE 1 -To apply for a grant of probate and thereafter collect and distribute the estate assets where there is a valid will and no IHT payable and..

There is one property
There are no more than 5 bank or building society accounts
There are no other intangible assets
There are up to 6 beneficiaries
There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
There are no claims made against the estate

We anticipate this will take between 8 and 15 hours of work and total costs are estimated at – £1784 to £3345 +VAT (£2140.80 – £4014).
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

Disbursements included in this fee:
Probate application fee of £273, **  (additional copies are available for £1.50 )
Bankruptcy – only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
£116.85 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors (Statutory Notices).
£116.85 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims (Statutory Notices).
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs

If the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
If any additional copies of the grant are required, there will be an additional cost due to the Probate Registry if purchased after the issue of the grant.
Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 8-12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 8-10 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 8-12 weeks. The statutory notice period is 2 months. Once the assets have been collected and the statutory notice period has expired, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3-4 weeks.

(2) EXAMPLE 2 – To apply for a grant of probate and thereafter collect and distribute the estate assets where there is a valid will and IHT is payable and..

There is one property
There are no more than 5 bank or building society accounts
There are no other intangible assets
There are up to 6 beneficiaries
There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
The executors need to submit a full account to HMRC
There are no claims made against the estate
We anticipate this will take between 15 and 20 hours of work and total costs are estimated at £3345-£4460 +VAT (£4014 – £5352) – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/probate-and-inheritance-tax-enquiries.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

Disbursements included in this fee:

Probate application fee of £273, which includes 8 official copies of the grant  (additional copies are available for £1.50 )
Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
£116.85 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors (Statutory Notices).
£116.85 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims (Statutory Notices).
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

(3) EXAMPLE 3 -To apply for a grant of representation and thereafter collect and distribute the estate assets where there is no valid will and no IHT payable and..

There is one property
There are no more than 5 bank or building society accounts
There are no other intangible assets
There are up to 6 beneficiaries
There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
There are no claims made against the estate
We anticipate this will take between 10 and 20 hours of work and total costs are estimated at £2230-£4460 +VAT (£2676 – £5352).

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

Disbursements included in this fee:-
Probate application fee of £273, which includes 8 official copies of the grant (additional copies are available for £1.50 )
Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
£116.85 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors (Statutory Notices).
£116.85 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims (Statutory Notices).
Certainty will search of £114
Newspaper advert to trace will of £400 approx
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

(4) EXAMPLE 4 – To apply for a grant and thereafter collect and distribute the estate assets where There is no valid will and IHT is payable and..
There is one property
There are no more than 5 bank or building society accounts
There are no other intangible assets
There are up to 6 beneficiaries
There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
There is inheritance tax payable and the executors need to submit a full account to HMRC
There are no claims made against the estate
We anticipate this will take between 20 and 25 hours of work and total costs are estimated at £4460 – £5575 +VAT (£5352 – £6690) – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/probate-and-inheritance-tax-enquiries.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

Disbursements included in this fee:
Probate application fee of £273, which includes 8 official copies of the grant (additional copies are available for £1.50 )
Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
£116.85 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors (Statutory Notices).
£116.85 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims (Statutory Notices).
£116.85 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims (Statutory Notices).
Certainty will search of £114
Newspaper advert to trace will of £400 approx
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs

If there any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.

If any additional copies of the grant are required, there will an additional cost payable to the Probate Registry if purchased after the issue of the grant.

Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 15-24 months. Typically, obtaining the grant takes 15-20 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 8-12 weeks. The statutory notice period is 2 months. Once the assets have been collected and the statutory notice period has expired, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3-4 weeks.

(5) EXAMPLE 5 – To apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration for a fixed fee only (where no inheritance tax is due)

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. You would then administer the estate as executor.

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL: fixed fee of between £900 & £1200 (incl. VAT).

This includes: ascertaining the value of the estate and obtaining the grant.

Breakdown of costs:
Legal fees between £750 & £1000
VAT on legal fees £150 & £200
Disbursements:
Probate court fee of £273.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

As part of our fixed fee we will:
Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter
Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require
Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application
Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms
Draft a legal oath for you to swear
Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
Obtain the Probate and send it to you
On average, this would take between 8-10 weeks if there is a will and 12-15 weeks if there is no will.

*** (needs to go above probate) INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE (For Occupier’s Advice or Deed of Guarantee)
FEES (EXCLUDING VAT)

Property value of up to £300,00

£250

£301,000 to £600,000

£350.00

Anything Above £600,000

Please contact us for a personalised quote

CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS (Please note this is different to attestation)

£10.00 per page. Then £5.00 for additional page.
For a large document, we may be able to do a reduced cost so please contact us directly.

SWEAR ON DOCUMENT

Per Swear

£7.00

Per Exhibit

£3.00

ID1 FORM FOR AN INDIVIDUAL

Single Form

£75.00

If 2 or more

£60.00

ID 2 FOR A COMPANY

Each Form

£125.00

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FOR NON-TAXABLE ESTATES (EXCLUDING VAT)
To obtain a Grant
£800 – £5,000
Where there is a non-taxable estate whether or not there is a Will, our prices would range between:

To obtain a Grant and deal with administration of the estate
£2,500 – £10,000
Where we are required to obtain the Grant to deal with getting in assets, paying bills, notifying third parties, paying legacies, placing advertisements etc. Where no inheritance tax is payable our prices would range between:
plus disbursements
FOR A TAXABLE ESTATE (EXCLUDING VAT)
To obtain a Grant for a taxable estate
£2,000 – £10,000
Where there is a taxable estate including handling inheritance tax but not any other taxes, our prices would range between:
plus disbursements
To obtain a Grant and deal with administration of the estate
Where we are required to  obtain the Grant, including handling inheritance tax, getting in assets,  paying bills, notifying third parties, paying legacies and placing  advertisements then our prices would range between:
£5,000 – £20,000
DISBURSEMENT
FEES (EXCLUDING VAT)
Probate Registry fee
£155.00
Additional copies of the Grant of Probate

£1.50p per additional copy
Land charges and searches in bankruptcy situations
£2.00 per name searched
Advertisements in the London Gazette and the local newspaper to protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors
£200 to £300 per advertisement depending on the publication
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Immigration

Our team has over 21 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to immigration. They have particular expertise in corporate immigration.

We have three members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Najib Khan who is the principal of the firm.

Our people Pujitha Sumanasari – Pujitha is a dual qualified solicitor and has extensive experience with entry clearance applications. Due to the fact that he is dual-qualified Pujitha can often be found in the courts and tribunals.

Azruth Khan – Azruth qualified as a Solicitor in June 2021. Prior to joining Salisbury Law Azruth spent three years as an Immigration paralegal and is well versed with the entry clearance requirements.

We have set out below our average fee estimates for some of the most common types of applications.
These fees are calculated by reference to our hourly rates which vary depending on the experience of the lawyer carrying out the work.

They typically range between £180 – £240 for a solicitor and £140 for work carried out by a paralegal.

The people working on your case and how that impacts the fee estimate will always be discussed with you at the outset of any matter.




Tier 1 prices

Application

Fee estimates

Investor

Initial/switch: £15,000 – £20,000
Extension: £10,000 – £15,000
Dependant: £2,500

Entrepreneur

Initial/switch: £15,000 – £20,000
Extension: £12,500 – £17,500
Dependant: £2,500

Exceptional Talent

Initial/switch: £10,000 – £15,000
Extension: £3,000 – £5,000
Dependant: £2,500

Tier 2 Prices

Application
Fee estimates

General

Initial/switch (in UK): £2,500 – £3,500
Initial/switch (outside UK): £3,000 – £5,000
Extension: £2,500 – £3,500
Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500

Intra-company Transfer

Initial/switch: £2,500 – £3,500
Extension: £2,500 – £3,500
Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500

Sportsperson

Initial/switch: £3,000 – £6,000
Extension: £2,500 – £4,000
Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500

Tier 4 prices

Application

Fee estimates

General

Initial/switch: £2,500 – £3,500            
Extension: £2,500 – £3,500              
Dependant: £2,500

Tier 5 prices

Application

Fee estimates

Government Authorised Exchange

Initial/switch: £2,500 – £3,500
Extension: £2,500 – £3,500
Dependant: £2,500

EEA Nationals

Registration certificate: £5,500 – £7,500
Permanent residence: £7,500 – £10,000

EEA Family Members

Residence card: £5,000 – £7,500

Representatives of an Overseas Business (Employer)

Initial: £8,000 – £12,000
Extension: £6,000 – £10,000
Dependant: £2,000 – £3,000

Individual applying to become British (Naturalisation)

Standard applications: £5,000 – £7,500
Discretionary applications: £7,500 – £10,000

Indefinite Leave to Remain

Residence card: £5,000 – £15,000

Visitors Visa

£3,500 – £5,000

Spouse and partner Applications

£5,000 – £7,500

Ancestry Visa

£3,500 – £5,000

Long Residence

£7,500 – £12,500

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above)
Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

The costs quoted here do not include:

Any Home Office and official fees for making the application. These vary depending on the type of application you are making.

Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice, and assistance in relation to any appeal.
Fees of independent expert witnesses were required.

Interpreter fees vary depending on what language you speak and the amount of time spent by the interpreter. If you do have someone who can translate for you there may be no need to instruct an interpreter.

Official translation fees vary depending on the language and the number of documents requiring translation.

What services are included
The work will involve:

discussing your circumstances in detail and advising on the Immigration Rules and your eligibility in relation to the relevant application

considering whether any other options are available to you

completing the application documentation

providing you with a comprehensive checklist outlining what documents are required in support of your application

reviewing supporting documentation provided by you and advising if additional evidence is required*

preparing a covering letter containing legal submissions in support of your application and submitting the application on your behalf

preparing further template documentation where requiredcoordinating Home Office application appointments where necessary

liaising with the Home Office in relation to your application if the need arises

giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*the time this will take depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain any missing documents.

Factors that could make a case more complicated

The following are examples of issues that may impact on the cost:

The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider.
Whether you have had a previous adverse immigration matter, such as a visa refusal.
Which language(s) you speak.
Whether you are applying with dependants and the number of dependants involved.
How easily you are able to provide all of the supporting evidence.
How clearly do you meet the eligibility criteria for the relevant application.
The urgency of your case.
In relationship cases, where you are not married or where there are stepchildren.

How long will my application take?
We will normally be able to submit most types of applications within 2 weeks of instruction provided we have received all the necessary documentation, however in urgent cases we can make an application more quickly.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. However, the current processing times can be found on the Home Office website.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are estimates based the average cost in previous cases we have dealt with.

All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case

Price Naturalisation or  registration under the British Nationality Act 1981
£2,000
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for residence cards, registration certificates and other proof of residence documents
£1,800
Student and work experience visas

£1,500
Visas for tourism or visiting friends and family
£1,000
Spouse and partner visas
£2,000
Dependent relative and family reunion visas
£1,200
Ancestry visas
£1,500
Other applications, such as those who can prove
long-term residence in the UK
£2,500 to £5,000 - based on complexity
Work, business or study visas under thePoints-Based System
£5,000 - based on complexity

Interpreters:
If you require an interpreter, you will need tobudget separately for this. We suggest a budget of £1,000 to £2,500, which should allow for 10-25 hours of work.

Please Note:
In some cases, we may need to charge an hourly rate to undertake your application.

Factors that can affect legal costs include thenumber of dependants, whether there is any adverse immigration history and the urgency with which a visa is required. For example, applications undertaken on behalf of a single applicant who has never previously been refused a visa and has no imminent travel planned will be at the lower end of our fee range. If there are multiple applicants or immigration history (and corresponding supporting documentation) is particularly complicated then this will be at the higher end of our range.

Immigration Appeals:
Appeals may involve 20-30 hours of work. However, we act for a fixed fee. 


Judicial Reviews:
Judicial Review will also involve 20-30 hours of work. However, it is a more costly process and you may have to pay the Respondent’s costs if you lose. Our fees for acting up to the permission stage is £2500. However, if the matter proceeds to a final hearing your fee will bein the region of £7500-£10,000 exclusive of disbursements such as barristers fees and Upper Tribunal’s fees. 

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