call thorpe and co scarborough, whitby and filey solicitors Monday to Friday 8.45am - 5pm
Scarborough 01723 364321
Whitby 01947 603465
Filey 01723 515555


Our dedicated team are here to help at every stage of your property transaction whether you have experience of the process or if you are taking the exciting step of buying your first home.

We recognise all of our clients are individual and have different needs so we tailor our approach to meet your specific requirements.

As part of our commitment to you, we will not use generic computer generated letters but ensure our correspondence to you is written and prepared for you and deals with your individual circumstances.

At Thorpe & Co we are proud to say that your file will be handled by a qualified lawyer and unlike other organisations we do not let unqualified staff run your file.

Always remember that you can instruct whichever firm of solicitor you wish no matter what you may be told by estate agents or others in the house buying process.

We can help you with:

Whatever you need we are here for you. Our team has over 100 years’ of experience between them so you know you are in safe hands all the way. Our team comprises of:

Catherine McNeill – Solicitor

Carl Burnett – Solicitor

Lorraine Burnett – Solicitor

Jessica Appleby - Solicitor

Zoe Colling - Solicitor

Amy Constantine – Solicitor

Rebecca Grainger - Solicitor

Katherine Steele - Paralegal

As members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, we have been independently audited to ensure that we meet he highest standards when dealing with property matters.

Following an independent audit we also hold the highest standard available to any law firm, Lexcel, awarded by the Law Society for our commitment to our clients and the quality of our service to them.

Our fees represent the dedicated service you will receive from our experienced and professional team. With offices along the North Yorkshire coast you know we are always available for local appointments to meet your needs. These are some of the things our clients are saying about us:

Whilst both buying and selling a property can have its “challenges” I would have no hesitation in commending the service provided. In this respect I would reserve particular positive comment for the efforts of our frontline contact, Amy Constantine. Amy was polite and professional throughout the process, quickly dealing with matters arising, but also readily contactable when direct discussion was called for. In conclusion a positive experience.” GS

I would just like to say I felt you and your team were thoughtful, well organised and detailed. Happy to recommend you and Thorpe & Co in future.”

Thank you to Carl for his helpful diligence in dealing with our house sale and purchase. It does seem that some Solicitors he had to deal with were far from competent and must have tried his patience somewhat. He has always been more than helpful to us.” DB

The full timescales for completing your sale and/or purchase is reliant on many factors but typically takes around 14 weeks though if you are buying a new build property timescales can vary depending on the development. We will do whatever we can to make sure your property transaction remains on track. Please let us know if you have any special requests in relation to timescales and we will do all we can to achieve your required date. You will no doubt appreciate there are factors outside of our control which can impact on timescales and we will do our best to support you.

To help you understand how much it all costs, here are some illustrative fees covering residential property transactions. If you would like to discuss your needs with us, please give us a call on 01723 364321, email us on or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Our fees are based on the sale or purchase price for each property; the fees shown below do not include VAT (VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, currently 20%):

Sale / Purchase Price Sale Purchase
Up to £124,999 £750 £750
From £125,000 to £199,999 £825 £825
From £200,000 to £249,999 £895 £895
From £250,000 to £299,999 £995 £995
From £300,000 to £349,999 £1,250 £1,250
From £350,000 to £424,999 £1,500 £1,500
From £425,000 to £499,999 £1,750 £1,750
From £500,000 to £749,999 0.4% of the sale price 0.4% of the purchase price
£750,000 and above 0.5% of the sale price 0.5% of the purchase price

If you would like us to act for you when you remortgage your property we would be happy to do so. Our fees are:

Remortgage: from £650 plus VAT

Equity release mortgage: from £895 plus VAT

Possible additional fees, not applicable to all transactions, are shown below where applicable VAT needs to be added. The current rate for VAT is 20%:

Purchase with a mortgage £175
Redemption of a mortgage on sale / remortgage £75
Use of a Help to Buy ISA £50 (per ISA)
Leasehold property / freehold flat £275
Same day transfer of sale / remortgage funds to redeem an existing mortgage £35 per transfer
Electronic ID verification £20 per person
Arranging / negotiation of indemnity insurance £100 per policy
New build purchase from £750

On some occasions it is necessary to revise our initial costs if unforeseen issues become apparent during the transaction. We will let you know if there will be any changes to your fees. Factors which may affect our fees include (but are not limited to):

When you are purchasing, selling or mortgaging a property there are other fees that you should take into account which include:

Stamp Duty Land Tax

This is dependent on the value of the property, whether you are a first time buyer or if you already own other properties.

The Government's Stamp Duty Land Tax calculator is available on this link: SDLT calculator

We are happy to discuss this with you.
Reports on factors which may affect your enjoyment of your new home known as searches. These generally comprise of Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Land Registry searches. The cost of searches vary between different geographical areas and risks Typically around £300 + VAT
Chancel indemnity insurance - this is an optional insurance to protect you from any claims by local churches against homeowners for any repairs to the church. £15
HM Land Registry and land registration fees - these vary on the type of property and purchase price. Typically between £45 and £295 but may be more.
Lender mortgage fee - this only applies to certain transactions and is dependent on the lender. Normally around £35 plus VAT, if applicable

Where VAT is applicable this is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%

As the above expenses vary by transaction, please call us for more information.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. To help you, here are the key stages of a transaction:

Purchasing a property:

Selling a property:

Remortgage a property:

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Providing legal services for the North Yorkshire Coast and surrounding areas
scarborough solicitors

T: 01723 364321
17 Valley Bridge Parade
North Yorkshire
YO11 2JX
Filey solicitors

T: 01723 515555
12 Belle Vue Street
North Yorkshire
YO14 9HY
whitby solicitors

T: 01947 603465
3 Bagdale
North Yorkshire
YO21 1QL
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