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Our panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors can support you with the partial or full repayment of your Help to Buy Loan. As part of a sale, remortgage or transfer of equity.

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Help to Buy Solicitors

07/04/2022
(Last Updated: 28/06/2024)
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Key Takeaways


Help to Buy solicitors or conveyancers do the legal work for repaying the Help to Buy loan.

Help to Buy Solicitors Fees

The solicitor's fees vary depending on whether you are paying off your Help to Buy loan in full or partially. It often costs more to settle partially.


  • Help to Buy Repayment Solicitor fees. The solicitor's fees range from £459 to £900 INC VAT; however, these fees may increase if you transfer equity to a partner to add them onto the legal title or refinancing by getting a mortgage. Leaseholds are also more expensive.

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Example of Help to Buy Solicitors Fees

This is an example of conveyancing fees for a redemption for £250,000:

Description
Cost

Help to Buy Solicitor Fee

£399 INC VAT

Land Registration

The Land Registry cost is based on the price of your property. Read about the land registration charge.

£20-£140

Local Authority Search Indemnity

You will have obtained a local authority search when you originally purchased the property. When you remortgage, most mortgage lenders are happy to accept local authority search indemnity insurance to protect against any changes in the search; however, some require a new local search, so we'll inform you if the latter is the case.

£50

Online ID Check

Chargeable per client. Find out what ID our solicitor accepts

£18 INC VAT

Official Copy of Register and Title Plan (per title)

What is the LMS portal for mortgage lenders?

LMS is an online portal that some mortgage lenders require your solicitor to use to download your mortgage offer, occupier waiver form and also to submit an E-COT (electronic certificate of title sent to draw down your mortgage). The LMS portal charges you a fee of £35 plus VAT and this fee is paid by you; this is not a solicitor fee and mandatory if you use one of the lenders below.
 
Not all mortgage lenders use it so you only have to pay this cost if your mortgage lender is one of the following: Atom Bank Plc, Barclays Bank Plc, Bluestone, Buckinghamshire Building Society, Chorley Building Society, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Cynergy, Danske Bank, Darlington Building Society, Dudley Building Society, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, HSBC Bank Plc, Investec Bank, Leeds Building Society, LiveMore Capital, Marsden Building Society, Melton Building Society, Monmouthshire Building Society, National Westminster Bank Plc, Newcastle Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Skipton Building Society, TSB Bank Plc, Virgin Money Plc, and West Bromwich Building Society.
 

£45 INC VAT

(if applicable)

(if leasehold) Official Copy of the Lease

(if leasehold) Notice to freeholder

When updating the leasehold title, you may need to pay the freeholder/management company a notice fee. They confirm the notice fee to us during the process; however, you can ask them for their fee if you want to do so.

£TBC


You can read our terms and conditions here - Terms and Conditions


We can also help with a local RICS surveyor (if required)

RICS Help to Buy Valuation Report INC VAT

Our quote is for a Help to Buy Equity Loan approved RICS valuer to provide an independent market valuation of your property. The valuation reports last for 3 months and will come with a site visit to assess the property's condition, comparable to recently sold properties of similar condition and delivered on RICS-headed paper. We can't value properties with cladding issues.

£360

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Andrew Boast of Sam Conveyancing
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