Great value conveyancing with the peace of mind of a no move, no fee guarantee:
Moving home doesn't always go to plan:
- Maybe your surveyor will find structural problems with the property you want to buy?
- Maybe you will change your mind and decide to buy a different property?
- Perhaps your buyer won't get a mortgage offer and will have to pull out?
Whatever the reason, if your property transaction does not complete, the no sale no fee guarantee means you won't have to pay any of your solicitor's fixed legal fees for the work completed. The guarantee fee payable on instruction can be held on account, or refunded to you if your transaction falls through.
Will I have to pay for disbursements?
Disbursements are third-party costs incurred by a solicitor on behalf of a client. Examples of disbursements include HM Land Registry Fees, Stamp Duty, and Local Authority Searches. Disbursements would remain payable in the event that your transaction does not complete.
If you are buying a home, your solicitor will apply for property searches. Conveyancing quotes obtained through Quittance include Search Protection.
With Search Protection, if your property transaction does not complete and you need a second set of searches on a different property, the second set is free of charge.
We believe that the price you are quoted is the price you should pay when you move.
For a standard conveyancing transaction, the legal fees you are quoted are the fees you will pay to your solicitor. In certain circumstances, you may ask your solicitor to complete chargeable legal work that is not part of a standard conveyancing transaction, such as a contract race or a deed of assignment (read more about fixed fees).
No sale, no fee conveyancing quotes are based on the information you provided when obtaining a quote.
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No sale, no fee FAQ's
Is 'no sale, no fee' the same as 'no move, no fee'?
Yes. "No sale, no fee" and "no move, no fee" are exactly the same thing. No sale, no fee is also sometimes described as 'no completion, no fee'.
Why might a sale fall through?
On average, 28% of property transactions fall through after acceptance of an offer. (source: Which? Survey)
There are numerous reasons why a sale or purchase, even after the solicitor has started the conveyancing process, might not progress to completion.
Any of the following could cause a sale or purchase to fall through:
- A mortgage offer expires
- Adverse survey results
- A buyer or seller has a change of circumstance e.g. losing a job
- A buyer or seller simply changes their mind
- A buyer finds another property to buy
In a property chain, if any of the above issues affect anyone in the chain, the whole chain could collapse.
All of the above reasons are covered by our no sale, no fee guarantee.
Am I still covered if I pull out of the sale or purchase?
Yes. The no sale, no fee guarantee covers you for any reason at all including you deciding not to go ahead with the move.
Do you charge more for conveyancing that includes no sale, no fee?
No. Your solicitor will work exclusively on a no sale, no fee basis. The legal fees are not increased to cover the no sale no fee guarantee.
Is there a catch?
No. The no sale, no fee guarantee is applicable to all sale and purchase transactions that do not ultimately complete.
Is Quittance part of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme?
Conveyancing quotes obtained through Quittance Legal Services are provided by our property partners at Homeward Legal who manage a panel of solicitors regulated by the SRA Solicitor Regulation Authority and have Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation. The panel also includes licensed conveyancers regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC). Quittance Legal Services complies with and is subject to, the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2011 published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Can I cancel my conveyancing instruction after I have instructed?
Yes. Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you can cancel your instruction within 14 days. The guarantee fee payable on instruction can be held on account, or refunded to you if your transaction falls through, even if the 14 day period has elapsed.
How we can help you
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property, our solicitor panel can help make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher
About the author
Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.