When buying a property, you’ll need a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to complete the legal side of the process. Average legal fees are between £500-£1,500, including VAT at 20%. The price varies depending on the complexity of the purchase, the type of property and your location. You may have to pay around £250 for your solicitor to do local searches and you’ll have to pay between £90 and £140 to register that you own the property with the Land Registry.
If you’re buying a newly built home, then you shouldn’t need to pay for any repairs, but with other properties there may be DIY jobs and repairs that you need to tackle as soon as you move into the property.