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INFORMATION ON THE COSTS OF LEGAL SERVICES

At McDougall McQueen, we pride ourselves on our transparency when it comes to fees. We know how important it is for clients to have a clear understanding of their legal costs from the outset and therefore for the majority of our work we provide our clients with an upfront fixed fee, instead of basing our fees on a solicitor’s hourly rate.

We do not deviate from the following fixed prices, unless in exceptional circumstances.

WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Wills:

A Will allows you to provide instructions on how you wish your estate to be distributed. Our team will talk through your instructions, provide advice on the implications of your instructions and, prepare your draft Will. Once you have approved your draft Will we can then arrange your signing appointment. The signing appointment can be carried out in one of our offices or via video call. We shall hold your original Will in our safe and provide you with a copy for your records.

Single will £250 + VAT Total £300 inc VAT
Mirror will £400 + VAT Total £480 inc VAT
Liferent will single £500 + VAT Total £600 inc VAT
Liferent joint £750 + VAT Total £900 inc VAT

Power of Attorney:

A Power of Attorney document allows you to appoint Attorneys to assist you during life at a time you require help. The Power of Attorney covers points such as assisting with banks, signing deeds and, helping make decisions regarding care. Our team can take instructions and prepare a draft deed for your approval. One of our Solicitors can meet with you to discuss the Power of Attorney and sign the deed and the certificate attached to the Power of Attorney. Like our Wills, this appointment can be carried out in one of our offices or, via video call. We shall write to the Attorneys and have them confirm they are happy to accept the appointment. The Power of Attorney shall be registered, and a copy sent to you. We then write to the Attorneys to advise them of their role and responsibilities as Attorney.

Single £350 + VAT+ reg dues Total £501 inc VAT
Joint £500 + VAT + reg dues Total £762 inc VAT

Advance directive:

You may have specific wishes regarding your medical care and an Advance Directive (or Living Will) is an instruction to your medical professional on your wishes. These may be wishes regarding resuscitation or specific medicines you do not wish to be used. Our team can take your instructions and prepare the draft Advance Directive. Once you have approved your draft Advance Directive we can then arrange your signing appointment. Like our Wills and Powers of Attorney, this appointment can be carried out in one of our offices or, via video call. Once the Advance Directive is signed, we would suggest you provide this to your Doctor to ensure it is placed with your medical notes for future reference.

Single £75 + VAT Total £90 inc VAT
Joint £120 + VAT Total £144 inc VAT

Family care pack (Will, Power of Attorney, Advance Directive):

We offer a discounted rate for clients wishing to instruct us on multiple matters in relation to Wills and Power of Attorney.

Single £550 + VAT + reg dues Total £741 inc VAT
Joint £850 + VAT + reg dues Total £1182 inc VAT

Split title to evacuate survivorship:

In some cases, the survivorship destination within your Title Deed may require to be evacuated. Our team can prepare the Deed for evacuating the survivorship and have same registered with the Registers of Scotland. If your Title Deed is not registered on the Land Register, there are additional outlays to ensure the Deeds meet the criteria for registering with the Land Register. Once registered, you shall be provided with an updated copy of your Title Deed.

Registered Title £200 + VAT + £70 Total £310 inc VAT
Unregistered Title £300 + VAT + outlays £360 inc VAT + outlays
Single evacuation £500 + VAT + outlays £600 Inc VAT + outlays

 

 

EXECUTRIES

Core Executry Work £1800 + VAT £2160 inc VAT
Work if no Will £1200 + VAT £1440 inc VAT
Additional work from informal writing £1200 + VAT £1440 inc VAT
Cases where Inheritance Tax Account required £2400 + VAT £2880 inc VAT
Title Transfer for Heritable Property £600 + VAT *per property £720 inc VAT
Legal Rights Calculation £600 + VAT £720 inc VAT
Deed of Variation £600 + VAT £720 inc VAT
Income Tax and CGT £2400 + VAT £2880 inc VAT

Plus 1% of the Estate for Confirmation.

In addition, there will be outlays including commissary dues, bank charges and registration dues for any heritage.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Purchase conveyancing from £750 + VAT from £900 inc VAT
Transfer of Title from £500 + VAT from £600 inc VAT
Remortgage from £400 + VAT from £480 inc VAT
Commercial Purchase from £950 + VAT from £1140 inc VAT
Commercial Lease Landlord from £1000 + VAT from £1200 inc VAT
Commercial Lease Tenant from £795 + VAT from £954 inc VAT
Commercial Security work £750 + VAT £900 inc VAT

PROPERTY SERVICES

Residential Property Sale:

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your current property including the marketing of your property, dealing with any offers and subsequent missives, ordering searches, repaying any secured loans and registering any deeds at Registers of Scotland and paying any funds to you.

Outlays are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Registers of Scotland and Search Companies.

The following example shows the fees for a £200,000 property sale:

Max Sale Price Estate Agency Fees Legal Fee Home Report Marketing Searches, Advance Notice, Discharge Total inc VAT
£200,000 £1,440 £1,020 £498 £500 £260 £3,718

In some cases, a Plans Report or other items will also be necessary – Plans Report cost £124

Residential Property Purchase:

We will carry out the whole negotiation process and submit an offer on your behalf. This includes checking the title deeds, examining all relevant searches, drafting the deed that will transfer title to you, preparing the security documentation relative to your mortgage, liaising with your mortgage lender over the release of funds, and generally ensuring that all obstacles to the sale are removed.

On the agreed date, we will transfer the purchase price to the seller’s solicitor, accept in exchange the title deeds and keys to the property and arrange to have the property registered in your name.

The following example shows the fees for a £200,000 property purchase:

Purchase Price Conveyancing Fee Registration costs for title and security LBTT costs from 01 April 2021 Total inc VAT
£200,000 £1,020 inc VAT £440 inc VAT £1,100 £2,560

Discharges of Standard Security following repayment of mortgage loan.

£200 + VAT + £70 registration Total £310 inc VAT