Cost Transparency – SRA Transparency Guidelines.

As per the recent guidelines set by the SRA. All legal firms must showcase their fee structure based on the service provided to the client.

Below is a fee guideline of our set services.

Residential Conveyancing

Collectively, our solicitors have over 200 years of experience dealing with property related matters.

Typically, a conveyancing transaction can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months to complete depending on a number of factors

Purchase Transaction from: £500.00 plus VAT. (Price is dependent on additional work carried out, risk and complexity)

Sale Transactions rom: £500.00 plus VAT (Price is dependent on additional work carried out, risk and complexity)

Remortgages from: £350.00 plus VAT (Price is dependent on additional work carried out, risk and complexity)

General From: £350.00 plus VAT (Price is dependent on additional work carried out, risk and complexity)

Probate

Wherever possible, we will provide you with a fixed quotation for our services, including a calculation of the probate court fees. We can handle both contested and uncontested probate.

Please get in touch with us for a no obligation quote.

As a guideline, we charge the following:

Application for Grant Representation –

  • Non-taxable estates: Completion of HMRC IHT205, drawing up Oath, application for Grant of Representation: Minimum of £750 + VAT plus disbursements (probate application fee to be confirmed)
  • Taxable estates: Completion of HMRC IHT400 and schedules, application for Grant of Representation: Minimum of £1,250 + VAT plus disbursements (probate application fee to be confirmed)

Wills

David Ebert charge a maximum fee of £250 plus VAT  for a straightforward will (i.e. without the inclusion of trusts or other specialised provisions)

‘Mirror wills’ (i.e. for a couple whose wills contain largely similar provisions) cost £360

We do not charge for will storage

Specialised wills are charged at a higher rate.

Debt Recovery

General Cases: Minimum fee of £500.00 plus VAT

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Complaints

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then please email info@davidebert.co.uk, stating your reference number. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What do to if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint

and

  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
  • If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Contact details

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.

Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ