Our Prices

Under the SRA Price Transparency Guidelines 2018, we are required to publish our prices and service information for the following areas: Residential Conveyancing; Uncontested Probate; Motoring Offences (Summary Offences Only); Immigration (excluding Asylum) and Employment Tribunals for unfair or wrongful dismissal. Please see below our prices and service information for such matters.
Please note that VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to each fee note and please take note of any anticipated disbursements listed below.
If you wish to enquire about these fees or those for any services not listed here, you can call us on [020 8840 6640] and a member of our team will be happy to assist.

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Residential Conveyancing

Fee Earners with conduct of Residential Conveyancing Matters.

Raminder Singh Uberoi

Partner

Tarjinder Rayat

Solicitor

Daniela Litsova

Solicitor

Thi Chan

Conveyancing Executive

Neringa Latauskiene

Conveyancing Executive

What is included in our quote?

Residential Purchase:

  • Once we have received this signed client care letter and deposit for fee to carry out the search, we can start work. We will contact the solicitors acting for the seller and ask them to send us a Contract package.

  • Once we receive the Contract package, we will check the details carefully and raise any necessary enquiries. These are called preliminary enquiries. At this stage you may be sent a copy of the Property Information Form and a Fixtures and Fittings form.

  • As soon as the searches and mortgage offer are received, we will report to you.

  • We will then send you the Contract and the Mortgage Documents to sign. At this stage you may be asked to pay the property deposit (the difference between your mortgage and the purchase price – usually 10% of the purchase price).

  • When we are in possession of the signed Contract, mortgage offer and cleared funds for your deposit we will notify the seller’s solicitor that we are ready to exchange. At this stage you will be asked to suggest a moving date that is convenient to you and is acceptable to the seller.

  • When your seller is ready, and the moving date is agreed we will “exchange Contracts”. At this point the sale is legally confirmed and binding on both parties.

  • Between exchange of Contracts and “Completion” we will carry out final searches, send you a Completion statement, request you to pay any balance due and apply for your mortgage money. Please note we will request money from your lender on the working day before due Completion and interest may therefore be charged by your lender from that date. We have found that this is the only way in which we can guarantee that we will have sufficient funds in order to Complete on the Completion day. By signing your Client Care Letter, you agree that interest will not be payable by Starck Uberoi to you in respect to monies held on your behalf.

  • On Completion day we will send the Completion money to the seller’s solicitors by telegraphic transfer. When this is received by the seller’s solicitors, they will then authorise the seller or his estate agent to release the keys to you.

After Completion we will deal with Registration of your Title with Land Registry and pay Stamp Duty to the Inland Revenue (if any) and serve Notice of Assignment on the Landlord’s solicitors (if any). This completes the conveyancing process.

Residential Sale:

The following provides you with a step by step guide to the conveyancing procedure of selling a house.

  • Once we have received this signed client care letter, money on account and completed property information forms we can start work. We will contact the solicitors acting for the buyer and send a Contract package.

  • The buyer’s solicitor may raise preliminary enquiries to which we shall respond. We shall send you copy of any enquires to which only you can reply.

  • As soon as the buyers give an indication that they are ready to exchange we will report to you and request an up to date redemption statement from your lender

  • We will then send you the Contract to sign.

  • When we are in possession of the signed Contract and redemption statement, we will notify the buyer’s solicitor that we are ready to exchange. At this stage you will be asked to suggest a moving date that is convenient to you and is acceptable to the buyer.

  • When your buyer is ready and the moving date is agreed we will “exchange Contracts”. At this point the sale is legally confirmed.

  • Between exchange of Contracts and “Completion” we will send you a Completion Statement and Transfer document which you must sign and return before Completion.

  • On Completion day we will receive the Completion money from the buyer’s solicitors. When this arrives, we authorise your estate agent to release the keys to the buyer.

  • After Completion we will deal with the redemption of your mortgage and send you a cheque for the net sale proceeds

Residential Re-mortgage:

The following provides you with a step by step guide to the conveyancing procedure of re-mortgaging a property:

  • Once we have received this signed client care letter and money on account to carry out the search, we can start work.

  • We request the title deeds and mortgage redemption statement from your lender

  • We receive mortgage offer from your new lender and will then advise you of any conditions/requirements attached to the offer

  • Once we are satisfied with all the details, we will request you sign the mortgage deed and apply for advance monies from your new lender one working day prior to the agreed Completion date.

  • On Completion, we redeem your current mortgage and your new mortgage is completed.

  • After Completion, we will lodge the title documentation with the land registry and forward the deeds to the lender and report to you with copies.

Approximate Timescales

It is difficult to be precise about the time scale for this type of work due to the number of variables involved. However, based on past experience, typically these types of cases/transactions can take anywhere between four to eight weeks for a residential sale or purchase and anywhere up to 6 weeks for a residential re-mortgage.

Quote Generator

At Starck Uberoi we operate on a fixed fee basis for residential conveyancing matters. However, please note that if the scope of the work changes or the assumptions upon which our fee is based change, this fixed fee will no longer apply. In that case your solicitor will discuss a revised fee with you at the earliest opportunity before proceeding any further with your matter. Please note, Value Added Tax (VAT) will also be added to each fee-note.

Disbursements

To progress your matter, we will need to incur some other costs directly on your behalf. Our quote generator will give you an exact breakdown of all disbursements that will be incurred on your matter, including any stamp duty you may be liable for which gives you a clear view of all fees that will be payable prior to commencing your matter. Value added tax, at the prevailing rate, will also be added to each fee-note.

Uncontested Probate

Fee Earners with conduct of Residential Conveyancing Matters.

Netsai Mupikata

Solicitor
Head of Wills and Probate

Any of our matters concerning Uncontested Probate are conducted on an hourly rate basis. This means that your fee will be determined on how many hours are conducted on your matter and the band rate charge of the fee earner. Please see the table below which details the hourly rates charged.
In any matter conducted on an hourly rate basis, we endeavour to be as upfront as possible about the estimated charges for each stage of your matter and these will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
It is very difficult to give an estimate as to the cost in such matters given the wide range of scenarios we may face, however our rough estimate based on previous cases would be in the region of £2,000.00.
Value added tax, at the prevailing rate, will also be added to each fee-note.
Our hourly rates are as follows:
Partner £300.00 per hour plus VAT
Solicitor £200.00 per hour plus VAT
Trainee Solicitor £125.00 per hour plus VAT
Paralegal £100.00 per hour plus VAT

Anticipated Disbursements

HM Courts and Tribunals Application Fee of £125.00
Barristers Fees – the fees for Counsels advice and, where necessary, representation, will be entirely subject to your individual matter and these cannot be estimated without further information. If we believing instructing Counsel is necessary in your matter, this will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation.

General Key Stages

The key stages of any Probate matter will depend heavily on the assets of each individual.
Save for a few exceptions, an executor under a Will will need to obtain a Grant of Probate which gives legal authority to the executor to deal with the administration of an estate (such as the transfer or sale of any property, administering bank accounts, etc). If the petition for a Grant of Probate is drafted and submitted to the court, notification must be served to any individual who may been have legally entitled to receive property under the intestacy rules of succession and any other persons named in the will. This notice allows any of the above individuals to submit a formal objection to the Grant of Probate. Your matter will then usually proceed to a hearing and any further steps will be discussed with you at the appropriate stage of your matter.

Timescales

Hearings for such matters can be listed either weeks or, more regularly, months after the petition has been filed and, depending on the particular circumstances, it may be necessary to call witnesses to testify at these hearings.
Given the number of variables included in the above process it is extremely difficult to estimate as to the timescales and costs for such matters.
However, as a brief indicator once we have all information required for submission, if an IHT return is needed, HMRC are currently taking approximately 4 weeks to process and send their approval. Likewise, the Probate Registry are currently also working to timescales within 4 weeks for release of Grants of Representation (Probate). When calling in UK assets invariably each asset holder works to their own timescales.

Motoring Offences (Summary Offences)

Fee Earners with conduct of Motoring Offences matters.

Jonathan Starck

Partner

Any of our matters concerning Motoring Offences are conducted on an hourly rate basis. This means that your fee will be determined on how many hours are conducted on your matter and the band rate charge of the fee earner. Please see the table below which details the hourly rates charged.
In any matter conducted on an hourly rate basis, we endeavour to be as upfront as possible about the estimated charges for each stage of your matter and these will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
It is very difficult to give an estimate as to the cost in such matters given the wide range of scenarios we may face. However, our fees start from £300+VAT and the estimated cost of your case will be discussed in depth at your initial consultation meeting.
Value added tax, at the prevailing rate, will also be added to each fee-note.

Our rates are as follows:
Partner £300.00 per hour plus VAT
Solicitor £200.00 per hour plus VAT
Trainee Solicitor £125.00 per hour plus VAT
Paralegal £100.00 per hour plus VAT

General Stages

The following provides you with a step by step guide to the conveyancing procedure of re-mortgaging a property:

  • After being charged and summoned to the Magistrates Court, at the first hearing of your case you will be expected to enter your plea. However, on request, this can be often be delayed. Normally your presence is not required as your plea can be entered in writing.

  • Depending on your plea, you will either proceed to a trial review or a trial at which your attendance may not be mandatory but is often advised.

Your Solicitor will advise you in greater detail as to the procedural steps at your initial consultation meeting as this can vary greatly based on individual circumstance.

Timescales

Procedurally, from the date of the incident, the Police have up to six months to serves the papers which will begin the court process. Therefore, the timescales in these matters can vary greatly and you will be advised as to the estimate timeframe upon further inspection of your individual circumstance.

Please note that we do not take cases on a Legal Aid basis

Immigration (excluding Asylum)

Fee Earners with conduct of Immigration Matters.

Simi Dhanjal

Solicitor

Our Immigration matters are conducted on a Fixed Fee Basis to help ensure that our clients are aware of the costs upfront. The fees listed below are for your guidance only and these may be subject to change following your initial consultation meeting. Should the price estimate below change, we will you will be provided with a new fixed fee prior to commencing any work on your matter.

Type of Matter Our Fee Anticipated Disbursements Additional Comments
Initial Consultation Meeting £0.00 - -
Visa / Family Visa Applications £500.00 per applicant Home Office Fee -
Spouse Entry Clearance £1,500.00 - £2,000.00
£500.00 per additional applicant
Home Office Fee + Immigration Health Surcharge This fee is subject to the complexity of the matter. This will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation meeting
Extensions £1,000.00 Home Office Fee + Immigration Health Surcharge This fee is subject to the complexity of the matter. This will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation meeting
Settlement Application £1,500.00 Home Office Fee -

Business Visas

Type of Matter Our Fee Anticipated Disbursements Additional Comments
Tier 1 £0.00 £3,000.00 plus £1,000.00 per additional applicant Home Office Fee + Immigration Health Surcharge -
Sole Rep £2,000.00 plus £1,000.00 per additional applicant Home Office Fee + Immigration Health Surcharge -

Judicial Review

Type of Matter Our Fee Anticipated Disbursements Additional Comments
Pre-Action Stage £600.00 - -
Issue of Proceedings £1,400.00 Court Fee -
Appeal Hearings £2,500.00 Court Fee and Barristers Fee This fee is subject to the complexity of the matter. This will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation meeting
Bail Applications £2,000.00 Barrister’s Fee This fee is subject to the complexity of the matter. This will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation meeting
Application for permission £500.00 - £1,000.00 Barrister’s Fee -
Revocation for deportation £2,000.00 - -
File Transfer Fee £500.00 - -

NB VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to our above stated fees.
Please note: Disbursements amounts are outside our control and can be subject to change at any point. The Home Office disbursement fees are subject to change in April and October every year however the prevailing rate will be discussed with you during your initial consultation meeting and you will be informed of any changes to these rates immediately.

Services not included

Please note that we do not offer a form filing and checking service.

Timescales

It is very difficult to provide an estimate time frame for such matters. Upon consideration of your matter, the Fee Earner will give you an estimation of the time frames you are facing and will keep you abreast of any changes throughout the process.

Employment Tribunals for unfair or wrongful dismissal

Fee Earners with conduct of Employment Tribunal matters

Mr Jonathan Starck

Partner

Mr James Incledon – Solicitor

Solicitor

Any of our matters concerning Employment Tribunals are conducted on an hourly rate basis. This means that your fee will be determined on how many hours are conducted on your matter and the band rate charge of the fee earner. Please see the table below which details the hourly rates charged.
In any matter conducted on an hourly rate basis, we endeavour to be as upfront as possible about the estimated charges for each stage of your matter and these will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
It is very difficult to give an estimate as to the cost in such matters given the wide range of scenarios we may face, however historically if an employment matter goes to a full, final Tribunal hearing our costs will range from anywhere between £4,000.00 – £5,000.00 subject to the nature of employment.
Value added tax, at the prevailing rate, will also be added to each fee-note.

Our rates are as follows:
Partner £300.00 per hour plus VAT
Solicitor £200.00 per hour plus VAT
Trainee Solicitor £125.00 per hour plus VAT
Paralegal £100.00 per hour plus VAT

Anticipated Disbursements

Barristers Fees – the fees for Counsels advice and, where necessary, representation, will be entirely subject to your individual matter and these cannot be estimated without further information. If we believing instructing Counsel is necessary in your matter, this will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation.
Please note that following a Supreme Court ruling in 2017 there are no longer any court fees payable for Employment Tribunals.

General Stages

  • Following your initial consultation, we will draft and submit the ET1 Claim Form

  • The Tribunal will then serve the ET1 onto your employer for them to either respond to or submit a defence

  • We will then receive a Notice of Acknowledgement

  • The Employers will then submit a response known as ET3

  • You may then receive notice of your Tribunal date

Timescales

Please note, there are limits on claiming for unfair or wrongful dismissal through the Tribunals, mainly that you have three months less one day from the date of dismissal to issue your Claim. These time limits can vary subject to circumstance an you will be advised on this matter in your initial consultation.
It is difficult to estimate as to the timescales from start to finish of such a matter due to the subjective nature of employment tribunals however this will be discussed with you in your initial consultation.

Contact

Speak with a qualified family advisor

  0208 840 6640

  solicitor@starckuberoi.co.uk

Our Offices

London Ealing Office:

45 St Mary’s Road

London

W5 5RG

T: 0208 840 6640

E: solicitor@starckuberoi.co.uk

London Belgravia Office:

52 Grosvenor Gardens

Victoria

London

SW1W 0AU

T: 02078245118

E: solicitor@starckuberoi.co.uk

Starck Uberoi is the trading name of Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 611703. Registered in England & Wales under number 8835676. VAT no.: 177503985. Registered office: 45 St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RG. Click here to access the SRA code of conduct. List of Directors available for inspection at our registered office. We do not accept service by email. We use the term “Partner” to refer to a Director of Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited.