We provide a number of different legal services for personal clients. This includes wills and probate, conveyancing for residential properties, and civil litigation. Our service always begins with a free assessment or quotation, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.
As conveyancing specialists, we provide highly efficient and effective conveyancing assistance when you are moving home. We will make certain the transaction is handled in an effective manner while ensuring your interests are protected. As established members of the Law Society's CQS Scheme, you can be rest assured that we always adhere and work to the highest of professional standards to achieve your goals.
We will not just wait to hear from other professionals involved in the transaction but will actively and efficiently chase them so that we can move as quickly as you would like.
Our service features:
This comprehensive service applies to:
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our conveyancing team on 02920 349820 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.
Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:
Estimated total: from £675 (inc VAT and disbursements)
Our fees cover all the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property is in Wales.
Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:
Estimated total: from £855 (inc VAT and disbursements)
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The following additional disbursements may apply to leasehold properties and you will be advised as and when they are applicable during the course of the transaction:
These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.
You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as this we receive this information.
Stamp Duty, also known as Land Transaction Tax in Wales, may be payable on a purchase of a property with the amount depending on the price you are paying for that property.
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 10-16 weeks.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a freehold property with a mortgage in principle and no chain, it could take 8-10 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.
Stages of the process:
The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have set out some key stages in most transactions:
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete a mortgage or re-mortgage over a property, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry.
Conveyancer's fees and disbursements:
Estimated total: from £210 (inc VAT and disbursements).
The usual timescale for a straightforward mortgage of a freehold property is 2-4 weeks from issue of the mortgage offer.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on whether there are any existing mortgages to be redeemed, if the property being mortgages is leasehold and if there are additional services required such as a transfer of equity or deed of postponement.
Any additional services are charged at an additional cost notified at the time we become aware they are required as part of the mortgage/re-mortgage transaction.
*Please note that our fees noted assume that:
As specialists in commercial conveyancing, we are delighted to help you secure the business property of your dreams. Getting the correct property for your business, with the right contract terms, can make a massive difference to your success. We are here to make sure this difference is a positive one.
We have extensive experience advising in the following areas:
If you would like any further information please contact our commercial conveyancing team on 02920 349820 or by email on email@example.com
Civil disputes can cause a lot of stress. They can also end up costing you a lot of money if they are not handled properly. That is where we come in. We will provide you with expert assistance to ensure issues are dealt with in a cost-effective and speedy manner.
We can offer advice in many different areas, such as:
If you require advice in respect of any of these areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation discussion about how we can help.
Please contact Andrew Jones or Robert Jerome on 02920 349820 or alternatively by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
No one likes to think about what is going to happen when they pass away. However, while it may be a dreadful thought, it would be even worse to leave your family unprotected. Everyone wants to make sure that their children and loved ones are looked after in their will. Don’t put this off. We can give you the peace of mind that everything is handled professionally and with compassion to ensure that your will is entirely valid. We can also assist if you have probate issues because someone you love has passed away.
When a person dies there are usually many matters that need to be resolved and this can be very stressful at a time which is upsetting for the deceased’s family.
We at Hek Jones can deal with issues that need to be addressed and provide you with a professional service whilst offering the empathy needed at what can be a very difficult time.
We can carry out work as the appointed Executors of a Will or, alternatively, we can be instructed to act as Solicitors on behalf of the family of the deceased. We can also offer our professional services if a person has died without making a Will.
Lasting Powers of Attorney were introduced into our legal system in England and Wales on the 1st October 2007 and these replace the former Enduring Powers of Attorney, although these documents can still be used if made before the introduction of the new legislation.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a powerful and extremely useful legal document and are required when a person may suffer from a mental or physical illness which prevents them from either making decisions on their own behalf or if an individual cannot physically deal with matters for themselves.
We at Hek Jones can offer a friendly and empathetic service to assist in the preparation of a Lasting Power of Attorney on behalf of you or someone you may care for.
From £120 + VAT Single Will
From £180 + VAT Joint Wills
Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets (simple, non-taxable estates):
Our costs are calculated at 1.75% (+ VAT) of the value of sole assets and the deceased’s share of jointly owned assets.
These costs are for estates where:
Disbursements in addition to this fee:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. This is not an exhaustive list and there may be additional disbursements payable such as share transfer fees, Land Registry costs and estate agent fees, depending on the assets within the estate.
Please see the above question for details on additional pricing.
If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
Preparing and submitting tax returns
If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost £1.50 (1 per asset usually).
Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included but can be quoted for if needed.
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6-9 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 12-15 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 10-12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-4 weeks. These timescales are provided that information is provided to us promptly and there are no unreasonable delays from third parties.
Our fees on more complex estates that fall outside of the range listed above are calculated on an hourly rate.
We estimate that the time to administer the estate would be between 20 – 60 hours at £185 (+VAT) per hour. Total costs estimated at £3,700 - £11,100 (+VAT).
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and one property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.
Disbursements in addition to this fee:
Potential additional costs:
Inheritance tax - It is not possible to provide an estimate for this without having specific information on the estate but the link below is to an Inheritance Tax Calculator and that will help provide you with an idea of what the bill may be:
Income and Capital Gains – during the administration income may arise from the assets being held and occasionally, Capital Gains Tax will be due on assets sold where their value has increased. The costs for calculating and preparing the returns will be calculated on our hourly rate.
How long will a more complex estate take to payout?
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 10 -18 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 3-5 months. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 3-4 months. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-3 months. These timescales are provided that information is provided to us promptly and there are no unreasonable delays from third parties.
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"Excellent work by Francesca and her team, both mine and my partners wills and power of attorney no stress and no hassle"
"Before buying my new flat I hadn't realised that solicitors could have superpowers but now I know! Sarah Tyler and her team pulled off what was a really complicated and difficult completion in a ridiculously short turnaround. I can't recommend them enough and would recommend Sarah in particular. Thank you so much to her and her team!"
"Heidi Morse and team were very helpful and supportive during my sale transaction. Great service with friendly staff and less than 5 weeks from sale agreed to completion. Thank you!!"
"Recently completed a business sale with Alex from this firm. Alex kept me informed and explained the legal jargon in terms I could understand. Really felt that he was protecting my interests and I am more than happy with the service he provided. Would definitely recommend and use again in the future."
"Have just completed on our first house and can't recommend Hek Jones enough! Heidi and Claudia were absolutely amazing from start to finish... they ensured the whole process went smoothly and were so helpful! Thank you for all your help."
"They are helpful and friendly. Helen has been an absolute star and has tolerated my constant emails with a friendly and professional manner ;) Thanks to Hek Jones I have moved out of my flat and almost on the way to our dream home!!! Helen is a star!!"