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Selling a Property – Fees Calculator

  • If you require an estate agency only or conveyancing only service, please contact us and we will e-mail a quote to you within 1 working day.
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  • Home Report Cost £{{home_report}}

    The Home Report consists of a fairly detailed survey (which includes a valuation), an Energy Performance Certificate, and a Property Questionnaire (completed by you).

  • Total Up-Front Marketing Costs: £{{FORMATTED(marketing_total)}}

    If you would like us to carry out some or all of the viewings then we can arrange for this to be done by viewing agents at all reasonable times at a rate of £20/hour. If your property comes off the market, we would charge you a small fee for the time we have spent dealing with the property for you (usually around £100 - £150 plus VAT depending on the amount of time spent).


  • These costs are payable from the proceeds of sale, or 6 months after the property goes on the market, or when the property is taken off the market, whichever is the earliest.

  • ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan marketing fee - £395 plus VAT£{{elpam_fee}}

    This is to cover the cost of having professional photographs taken, a floor plan and video prepared, schedules printed, for sale boards put up, and the property marketed on Zoopla, On The Market and Prime Location. (There is no charge at this stage for the time we spend arranging for your property to go on the market and dealing with enquiries.)

  • ESPC registration and Home Report upload fee £{{espc}}

    Your property will be advertised for an unlimited time on the ESPC website. Independent market research has shown the ESPC to be by far the best portal for marketing property in Edinburgh.

  • Total Deferred Marketing Costs: £{{FORMATTED(deferred_total)}}

  • ESTATE AGENCY AND CONVEYANCING FEES AND OUTLAYS (deducted from the sale price)

  • ELP-AM Fee for all estate agency & conveyancing work £{{FORMATTED(elp_estate_agency_fee)}}

    This fee covers all work which we carry out for you in connection with the estate agency and the conveyancing for the sale of the property (there is no separate charge for conveyancing).

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  • Land Register and Local Authority searches£{{land_registry_fee}}

    The Land Register Search is to prove who owns the property and that there is nothing to prevent you from giving a good title to the purchaser, and the Property Enquiry Certificate deals with all Local Authority matters in relation to the property, e.g. whether the roads are maintained by the Council, whether any Statutory Notices have been served etc. It is standard practice for the seller to pay for these searches which must be shown to the purchaser's solicitors.

  • Registers of Scotland’s fee to register Advance Notice £{{ros_fee_advance_notice}}

    The Advance Notice ensures that the purchaser is protected against your insolvency and any competing deeds which may be registered in the Land Register in the period between paying the purchase price and registering their title to the property.

  • Registers of Scotland’s fee to register the Discharge by your lender £{{ros_fee_register}}

    As part of the sale we have to obtain a Discharge from your mortgage lender and have this registered in the Land Register.

  • Total Estate Agency and Conveyancing Fees and Outlays: £{{FORMATTED(estate_agency_total)}}
    (See overall total below)

    (Please bear in mind that the fees and outlays may vary depending on the exact sale price, and that for sale prices over £150,000 our fee is calculated as a percentage of the sale price.)

    Please note that there will occasionally be other outlays, for example: (a) if your property is in a former coal mining area then we will have to get a Coal Mining Report; (b) we may need to obtain a Plans Report to check whether the plan in your title deeds is sufficient for Registers of Scotland’s requirements, and if not we will have to get a deed plan to be attached to the title deed in favour of the purchasers; (c) if structural alterations have been carried out to your property and the documentation is not available then we will have to obtain copies from the Local Authority.

    If for any reason the sale of the property does not proceed, we would charge a reasonable fee to cover the time we have spent marketing the property for you and carrying out any conveyancing work, and we would require to be reimbursed for any outlays we have incurred in connection with the sale.

  • Up-Front Marketing Costs: £ {{FORMATTED(marketing_total)}}

    Deferred Marketing Costs: £ {{FORMATTED(deferred_total)}}

    Total Estate Agency and Conveyancing Fees and Outlays: £{{FORMATTED(estate_agency_total)}}

  • OVERALL TOTAL (including VAT) £{{FORMATTED(overall_total)}}

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I have used ELP for a number of years now and am delighted with both the service and outcomes they have delivered. Duncan and the team provide expert guidance and always make the time – even at short notice – to help in what is a challenging situation to be in. I found their help invaluable, and would not have got the level of financial recompense without their guidance. I would not hesitate to recommend them in any Employment Law scenario.

We used ELP for both buying and selling based on personal recommendation. They are up to date with the current state of the market and gave us good advice on what to offer so we were very happy with what we paid for our new flat. When it came to selling the photographers they used for the Home Report were excellent and very painstaking. The schedule they produced was upbeat and attractive. ELP staff gave us regular feedback on the progress of the sale and were always contactable. They offered a highly professional service while at the same time they were friendly and treated us as individuals. A very personal service.

We have been using the services of ELP, especially their employment law advice service for employers, for more than 3 years. The reason we chose ELP is previous firms of lawyers we used were very aloof and did not offer practical guidance. We have a great relationship with them and trust Duncan’s advice implicitly. The reason for this is he knows our business and understands our style of management. This is invaluable when you are dealing with staff issues. The advice given is straight forward and to the point. ELP have also helped us develop our staff handbook and other procedures that are relevant to our company over the years.

We are a firm of Consulting Engineers with 30 staff. Over the years we have used the services of Duncan McFadzean of ELP on a number of occasions. As well as advising us on updating our Conditions of Employment to keep us up to date with the ever changing legislation we have also used his services in connection with redundancy and disciplinary matters. The advice we have been given has always been excellent. It is a great comfort to us to have this level of professional support readily available at the end of the phone.

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Catherine, thanks for making everything so easy and stress free! Thank you!

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