Price Transparency

Came into effect from 6th December 2018.
Does your website comply?

The aim of Price transparency, is to provide clearer information and more choice for the public when selecting a Law firm to act for them. As a specialist provider of Searches and property information, we are able to assist your firm with the Conveyancing element of this remit.

Our Tool

Our Iframe/Embed tool fits into your existing website via a small snippet of 'code', allowing your clients to obtain quotes from you in real time.

As standard, it offers:

  • Bespoke Conveyancing quotes based on Property Value, BTL or First Time Buyer, Mortgaged or Un-mortgaged, Shared Ownership, New Build, Right To Buy, any more configurable elements based on your firm
  • Fully branded Conveyancing quotes in PDF format
  • Exact Land Registry and SDLT fees, based on the clients purchase price
  • Receive email notifications in real time confirming quotes and instructions
  • Complete discretion relating to your Conveyancing Fees

So what do the SRA say?

From 6th December 2018, our transparency rules mean you must display prices and service information if you publish that you work in any of the following areas:

Conveyancing

(Residential)

Motoring Offences

(Summary offences)

Probate

(Uncontested)

Immigration

(Excluding asylum)

Employment tribunals

(Unfair/wrongful dismissal)

Debt recovery

(Up to £100,000)

Licencing applications

(Business premises)

Price

  • Information must be clear and easy to understand
  • Based on a typical case, provide a total cost, if this is not possible, provide an average or range of costs
  • Explain the basis of your charges including any hourly rate or fixed fees
  • Highlight likely disbursements and their costs
  • Be clear on whether VAT is included
  • For conditional or damages-based fees, explain when clients may have to make payments

Services

  • Explain what services are included for the quoted price
  • Highlight any services which a client may have reasonably expected to be included in the price, but are not
  • Include information on key stages and typical timescales
  • Publish the qualifications and experience of anyone carrying out the work and of their supervisors