Fees

We aim to provide a clear and transparent service to our clients and so will always provide an indication on costs in all immigration matters. Our fee is usually charged on the basis of time spent (hourly basis).

Our fee includes advising you on the requirements of the rules (in person or via email), advising you on the documents required, preparing and submitting an application on your behalf, advising on timelines and likely outcome of the application, liaising with the Home Office on your behalf and providing post decision advice.

The costs mentioned below do not include disbursements which can include;

  • Home Office fee for making the application.
  • NHS Surcharge
  • Interpreter fees
  • Court fee
  • Courier charges
  • Independent experts, such as barristers and accountants etc.

The hourly rate varies in accordance with who is dealing with your matter and in some instances we are able to provide a fixed fee quote once we have obtained all facts.

We have provided hourly rates below and further details about the experience of our members of staff can be found on our website.

Our fixed fee is usually within the range mentioned below but can in some instances be lower.

Similarly we may also charge slightly higher for matters that require urgent attention and are to take precedence over other cases. There may also be additional charges for cases considered under the premium or VIP service offered by the Home Office.

Immigration Fees Exclusive of VAT
Grade A – Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience £317
Grade B – Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience £242
Grade C – Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience £196
Grade D – Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners £126
Estimated Fee Ranges for various application types Exclusive of VAT
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and (Investor) (initial application/extension/indefinite leave) £7500 – £10,000
Tier 2  (initial application/extension/indefinite leave to remain) £1500 – £2500
Tier 4 £750 – £1500
Tier 4 Parent £2500 – £3500
PBS Dependant’s visa £750 – £1000
Family based application under Appendix FM (initial application/extension/indefinite leave to remain) £1500 – £3000
Application for indefinite leave to remain under the 10-year rule £1500 – £2500
Applications for an EEA residence card for a partner or child of an EEA national £1000 – £1500
Applications for permanent right of residence document £1000 – £1500
EEA application based on a retained right of residence £1500 – £2000
EEA application for an extended family member £2000 – £3000
Visit visa applications £1500 – £3000
Application for British citizenship £750 – £1500

Prices for Tier 2 licensing enquiries, appeals, judicial reviews, human rights and asylum applications vary significantly, and quotes will be provided on an hourly or fixed fee basis once we have established the facts. Our initial meetings are usually free of charge. 

Timeframes

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 2 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Residential conveyancing fees

We charge a minimum fee of £1200 plus vat and disbursements for any transaction.

Our average fees, based on the sale and purchase of a freehold or leasehold property for a price of £500,000, with exchange within 4 weeks and completion 4 weeks from exchange based on the following assumptions:

  1. It is a standard transaction and the transaction is concluded within the estimated timescale and no unforeseen complications arise
  2. If it is leasehold property, it is an assignment of an existing lease and not the grant of a new lease
  3. No Indemnity Insurance Policies are required.  If Indemnity Policies are required, then additional disbursements may apply
  4. There is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documents
  5. The seller or the purchaser is a private individual

Purchase Costs

  Freehold Property Leasehold Property
Legal Costs £1500 plus Vat £1650 plus Vat
Bankers Telegraphic fee £35 plus Vat £35 plus Vat
Search Fee: (Local Authority, Drainage & Water, Environmental and Chancel Search Fee) £350 plus vat (approximate) £350 plus vat (approximate)

Note:  Not all searches attract VAT.

Land Registry Pre

Completion search fee: £3 £3
Bankruptcy Search Fees: £2 per person £2 per person
Land Registry Fee £135 £135 
Landlord’s Notice Fee N/A £100 plus vat (estimate)
Vat £377 £427  
Total £2402  £2702

Note: Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Custom HMRC and it will depend on the value of the property and your circumstances.  The likely amount of SDLT payable can be obtained from the HMRC website

Sales Costs

  Freehold Property Leasehold Property
Legal Costs £1300 plus Vat £1450 plus Vat  
Bankers Telegraphic Transfer fee £35 plus Vat £35 plus Vat
Land Registry title fee £6.00 £6.00
Managing agent’s information pack n/a £350 plus VAT (estimated)
Landlord’s licence to assign/deed of covenant (if required) n/a £400 plus vat (estimated)  
VAT £33 £186
Total £1374 £2427

Mortgage or Remortgage Costs

  Freehold Property Leasehold Property  
Legal Costs £1100  plus Vat £1250 plus Vat  
Bankers Telegraphic Transfer fee £35 plus Vat £35 plus Vat
Land Registry title fee £6.00 £6.00
Search Fee: (Local Authority, Drainage & Water, Environmental and Chancel Search Fee) Note:  Not all searches £350 plus vat (approx) £350 plus vat (estimate)
Landlord’s Consent (if required) Land Registry Pre N/A £400 plus Vat (estimate)  
Completion search fee: £3 £3  
Bankruptcy Search Fees £2 per person £2 per person
Land Registry Fee £135 £135
Landlord’s Notice Fee N/A £100 plus vat (estimate)

Note:  Our costs will be affected by the following:

  • Urgency of the matter
  • Value of the property
  • Lockout or exclusivity agreement
  • Newly built property or off plan
  • Listed Buildings
  • Company Involvement
  • Bridging Finance/Developer Loan

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