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About Norton legal

We provide information on the cost of services at an hourly rate of £190-£200 at the outset and where possible will seek to agree a fixed price. We will inform you of all the expenses you will or may have to incur or pay to others.

Average fees range between £595.00 to £1,800.00.

Purchase costs

Service Rate
Local/environmental/water and drainage searches  £250-400.00
Land Registry search   £3.00
Bankruptcy searches  £.2.00-8.00
Bank Transfer fee   £30.00 plus VAT
Money Laundering check     £10-18.00 plus VAT
Lawyer checker (if required)   £15.00 plus VAT

Sale costs

Service Rate
Title documents   £.6.00-24.00
Bank Transfer fee   £30.00 plus VAT per transfer
Money Laundering check   £10-18.00 plus VAT
If the property is leasehold, additional charges that are payable to third parties may include:
Landlord Management pack  £150-250.00 approx
Notice of Transfer fee  £25-100.00 plus VAT

Land Registry Fees

Property value Rate
£0  - £50,000.00 £40.00
£50,001.00  - £80,000.00 £40.00
£80,001.00  - £100,000.00 £80.00
£100,001.00 - £200,000.00 £190.00
£200,001.00  -  £500,000.00 £270.00
£500,001.00  - £1,000,000.00 £540.00
£1,000,001.00 and over £910.00

*Reductions available for electronic applications

Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty is payable on most property transactions and is a complex tax with various rates and possible reliefs.

You can use the link below to calculate your Stamp Duty, however we can advise how much will be due when we have a full understanding of your circumstances.


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Norton Legal is a trading name of Norton Legal Limited. Registered in England and Wales (Company number 8113950). Registered office: Unit 8 Beech Avenue Taverham Norwich Norfolk NR8 6HW. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Authority (SRA Number 569597)

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