Costs of Buying

When purchasing a home there are a few costs you will need to consider…

  • Your Deposit – The minimum deposit required is 5% of your share value, depending on your mortgage or how much you have available – paid on exchange of contracts.

  • The Plot Reservation Fee – Usually £500. This is paid to your prospective Landlord if you are reserving a new home and is deducted at completion.

  • Mortgage Fees – Your lender and mortgage advisor will be able to advise on the costs and when you need to pay. This may include the mortgage valuation and lender’s arrangement fee.

  • Solicitor’s Fees – Approx. £800 – £1,500 Your solicitor will be able to advise on the costs of the conveyancing process. 

  • Stamp Duty – Your solicitor will be able to advise if stamp duty is payable and how this is paid.

  • Moving Costs – You may need to hire a removals company to help you move in.

  • Balance of monthly rent and other charges due under the lease – On completion you will need to pay the balance of the monthly rent and any service charge, buildings insurance, communal heating/ hot water charges or management charges for the current month and the following month in advance.