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Attwells Solicitors are legal experts specialising in conveyancing throughout Colchester, Ipswich and St. John's Wood. Our conveyancers offer bespoke conveyancing services across Suffolk, Essex and London, helping our clients to move stress-free and quickly. 


Conveyancing Experts in Essex, Suffolk & London

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is a term given to the legal transaction of the ownership of a property or piece of land. Attwells Solicitors employ conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers, to ensure our clients receive the best possible conveyancing service.

What does a conveyancer do?

Our team of conveyancers assist you with all the legal administrative work required to lawfully transfer ownership of a property or piece of land. Once you instruct Attwells we will begin liaising with a range of organisations connected to your transaction, such as local authorities, utility companies and Land Registry. Attwells are committed to jargon-free conveyancing and will report back to you our progress.

How long will it take to exchange contracts?

This depends on the complexity of your purchase or sale. If you are in a chain, for example, your exchange may take a little longer, however Attwells Solicitors approach to conveyancing will ensure a quick conveyancing completion.  

What are conveyancing fees?

Our conveyancing fees depend on the value of your property or land. Our online calculator allows you to receive an online conveyancing quote quickly and easily, allowing you to instruct Attwells in minutes.   

When are conveyancing fees paid?

The only upfront costs are your disbursement fees. Our fees are payable on completion provided there is not a significant delay between exchange and completion

What is included in the price?

The price that you have been quoted to carry out your conveyancing transaction is a fixed price to carry out a standard transaction. The price that you have been quoted covers the cost of transferring legal title to the property and carrying our standard searches.

This fee assumes you are an individual buying or selling. If you are buying or selling as a company then the matter will need to be handled by our Commercial Team. Additional fees will apply, £150 plus VAT for acting for a company and £750 plus VAT for any corporate finance will be payable. For more information please see our Company Buy To Lets page. 

What is excluded from the price?

Disbursement and any other additional legal fees such as help to buy mortgage arrangement fees, management company fees or additional legal work that you would like us to undertake on your behalf such as a Declaration of Trust.


A list of disbursements that will be associated with your transaction are provided in your quotation.

However, there may be additional leasehold disbursement fees payable that we may not be aware of at the time of quoting, these are typically in the region of £150.00 to £300.00, in addition, to the below known fees:

  • Notice of transfer and charge ranging from £75-£150 per notice
  • Deed of Covenant ranging from £100-£200
  • Issuing of a new Share certificate ranging from £100-£150
  • A compliance certificate to allow for registration ranging from £100-£200

All additional fees will be explained to you by your conveyancer.

How long will it take?

The average transaction in England and Wales take 11-13 weeks to conclude, if you are in a chain of more than two parties then your transaction may take longer. Leasehold transactions typically take 2-3 weeks longer due to the information that has to be collected from the Freeholder or Managing agent. Your conveyancer will be able to advice you regarding a time scale and agree your moving date.

For a helpful guide to how your transaction will progress and the steps that are involve visit our helpful guide to buying or selling.

How to instruct Attwells

If you wish to instruct Attwells then please contact our New Business Team who will be happy to send you our welcome pack, this pack includes all of the necessary forms that you will need to complete and return together with our identification requirements. More information regarding identification can be found in our FAQ's PDF. 

When do I pay?

Attwells Solicitors will ask you for a payment on account to cover any third-party disbursements, this is the cover the cost of your searches or a copy of your title documents. If you are selling a property, we will ask for a payment of up to £50. If you are purchasing a property, we will ask for a payment of up to £450.

Attwells legal fees will only become payable upon successfully exchanging contracts in accordance with our no move, no fee guarantee.

Who will be responsible for my work?

Attwells Solicitors have a large property team with a wealth of experience, our property team includes Solicitors, Legal Executives, Licenced Conveyancers, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and administration staff who may all undertake work on your behalf. All work undertaken by unqualified staff is supervised by either a Solicitor, Legal Executive or Licenced Conveyancer.