Always open and upfront
Something you never see on a solicitors’ homepage is a reference to fees – until now that is!
We are always open and upfront with our clients about fees and for residential property transactions will always offer you a clear fixed all in price in writing before you start. Many solicitors give a headline figure and then try to add on lots of hidden extras later. We don’t do that.
You can request a quote from our homepage.
We will almost always be able to carry out commercial property work for an agreed written fixed fee as well although we are happy to charge on an hourly rate basis if you’d rather. We can also link this to a cap (i.e saying that our fees won’t exceed a certain sum in any event) or a banded quote – e.g saying that our fees will be between £1,000 and £1,500 plus VAT, depending upon the amount of work involved. We will always keep you up to date with where you are if we do charge on an hourly basis rather than a fixed fee.
Once we know what’s involved we’ll also give you a fixed fee for preparing your Will or Lasting Power of Attorney. In fact, what we never do is to set the clock ticking and just charge what it says when it stops without any reference back to you in the meantime. This isn’t meant to happen to anyone these days but sadly it still does!
When extras such as Land Registry fees or Stamp Duty Land Tax are payable we will tell you what these are up front and be fully clear about when they have to be paid.
We are also flexible about how you pay, subject to certain restrictions on accepting large amounts of cash.
We aren’t embarrassed to talk about fees – so feel free to contact us for a no – obligation chat whenever you like – on the phone, by email or by coming here to see us at the office.
It won’t cost you anything to get a quote!
Being transparent about our fees, we have set our some examples which we hope are a useful guide – click here to view.
What people say
“Many many thanks Vicky for your patience with me during this recent purchase and my most unfortunate simultaneous illness. Please do not underestimate how much your calm demeanour and common sense helped navigate me through the process.”
"Thank you for all your hard work and help with our recent house move. It all went really smoothly thanks in a large part to your help. It's our third time working with the residential conveyancing team and we've been really pleased with the service each time."
-Mr H and Ms S
"Thank you for all your hard work selling our properties for us. We would certainly recommend you and your firm."
“There might be cheaper online options to use to do the conveyancing on your house buying or selling but for us Rachel and Claire held our hands throughout the process. Responded to questions, emails and phone calls instantly. For more complex questions they responded the next day with a detailed answer. From the very start they were completely transparent on costs and timelines. We would highly recommend Guest walker. Thank you again for your services and you are a credit to your profession.”
“I think you steered [the negotiations] in a practical, commercially realistic direction and stuck to your guns. Many thanks”
- Mr. T
“You are a credit to solicitors worldwide! Thank you (again) for your brilliant work.”
- Mr. T
“Thank you. Your barrister is very competent! However, she couldn’t have done such an excellent job without an equally very competent solicitor (your secretary included)!”
- Mr. I
"We used Guest Walker to help us on our house purchase. The estate agent was difficult and the vendor even worse. In such a stressful process, Rachel, Ava and Clare knew what to say to us calm and to keep the process on track. Most importantly it felt like they were on our side and were watching out for us. Yes, they are prudent but they explain their recommendations and respect/listened to us. They got the process done, kept us up to speed and we will use them again. The best conveyancing team I have used."
"I just wanted to pass on a big thanks for Rachel and your [residential conveyancing] team for a speedy and no hassle sale (as always)!"