Property Transfer Fees and charges

For Residential properties in England and Wales

From time to time, you might ask us to carry out some additional services specifically for your home. For example, if you are planning to sell your property, you or your solicitor might want to request a detailed information pack. Or perhaps you may wish to seek formal consent from your landlord to sub-let your property or to keep a pet, if your lease requires it.

Your lease or transfer document may also set out some specific legal obligations for you to fulfil on buying, selling or transferring your property. For example, your solicitor may need to serve a Notice of Transfer on us when you purchase or perhaps a Licence to Assign on selling or transferring your property.

As these requests are particular to individual properties and circumstances, they are not covered by the service charge you pay for communal services. That’s why we have to ask you for a fixed fee or charge for each specific service required to cover the work we do for the sale of your property, the purchase of your property, re-mortgaging, taking a second charge or equity release on your property, subletting your property, making alterations to your property or applying for consent to keep a pet.

Please contact our Property Transfer team first to clarify your needs and to help make sure you are clear on the costs that will apply. Full details and costs are provided on our range of Property Transfer Fees guides:

Our specialists in these areas can also help you to check if your own lease or transfer sets out any specific obligations for you to fulfil if you have recently bought, are selling or transferring your property.

Our fees are reviewed periodically and can be subject to change.

For properties in Scotland

Your title deeds may set out some specific legal obligations for you to fulfil on buying, selling or transferring your property.

As these requests are particular to individual properties and circumstances, they are not covered by the service charge you pay for communal services to FirstPort Property Services Scotland . That’s why we have to ask your Solicitor for a fixed administration fee for each specific service required to cover the work we do to supply relevant information for:

  • Sale of your house or apartment
  • Apportionment of service charges
  • Copy of the insurance certificate
  • Confirmation of common repairs

Please contact our Property Transfer team who will deal with all solicitors’ enquiries in Scotland and are happy to confirm the fees for supplying this information.