2-3 Rectory Place



LE11 1UW


About us


Chesterton House

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Chesterton House Financial Planning Ltd: Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Reference No. 126368. Registered in England Company No 2118345 (ENGLAND)

 Chesterton House Accounting Services LLP: Partnership No. OC381114 (ENGLAND).

Woolley, Beardsleys & Bosworth LLP:Authorised & Regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Reference No. 607014. Partnership No. OC379158 (ENGLAND).

Here's how we can help you move to a new home
The enquiry process
With over 280 years of legal experience as one of the UK's oldest practices, we work hard to understand every client's values, needs and goals - that's why we tailor our service to fit the individual.
We'll work to clarify the issues you face by providing sound and practical legal advice, all with the aim of protecting yours and your family’s future. Transparency is key, and so we'll make sure that you fully understand the service and cost of what we're providing to you.  
1. We receive your enquiry by email, phone or in person.
2. You will have a free initial chat, usually by phone, to help us to understand your needs. We'll tell you how we work, and we'll explain the costs.
3. If it's appropriate, we'll arrange a meeting to discuss your enquiry in detail.
4. We will complete the work we've agreed with you.
That's it! You're now a Woolley, Beardsleys & Bosworth client.


Purchase of a Freehold Residential Property

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your home. They do not contain any hidden extras such as referral fees to a third party, to verify ID, to close or store a file or administration costs to arrange bank transfers.

Our Fees Start At  £750 + VAT Plus Disbursements

Disbursements are expenses that you pay to us which we pay to someone else on your behalf. We do this as the lender may require a standard local authority or bankruptcy search. This is paid on top of our fee, but we don't retain any of the money. If we find that any additional expenses need to be incurred after we have considered the lender’s requirements, we will let you know the reason for the extra expense, the likely amount, and when we shall need payment. These fees are displayed below.

Our Fees Assume That

■ This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which need remedying before completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction

■  The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise

■  All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation

■  No indemnity policies are required as additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required

If we find that any additional expenses need to be incurred after we have considered the contract, searches and title documents, we will let you know the reason for the extra expense, the likely amount, and when we shall need payment. 

Our Fees Are Based On The Value Of Your Property

Price up to £350,000

£350,001 - £500,000

£500,001 - £750,000

£750,001 - £1M

£750.00 + VAT

£800.00 + VAT

£850.00 + VAT

£900.00 + VAT

£1M + 

Our additional fee for dealing with a mortgage​

By arrangement

£100.00 + VAT

Our additional fee for dealing with a newbuild​

£100.00 + VAT

Our additional fee for dealing with a Help to Buy ISA

£50.00 + VAT per person


Local Authority Search Fee

Drainage report

Environmental/Planning Reports




Lender Panel Mortgage administration fee

(if appropriate depending on lender)

£10.00 + VAT

Bankruptcy Searches​

(if mortgage)

£2.00 per person

Land Registration Fee

(Payable to land registry to register change of ownership)

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Land Transaction (Wales)​

Dependent on value of property

Calculate here

Dependent on value of property

Calculate here

Only applicable to Welsh property

Calculate here

Stages of the process

The following is a broad outline of the work we will undertake on your behalf and the services we will provide in completing your purchase:

■ Investigate the title to the property, including carrying out title and local government searches, reviewing replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries and checking any newbuild warranty.

■  Agree a purchase contract with the seller, advise you on its provisions and arrange for you to sign it and pay the deposit.

■ Prepare and agree with the seller the document which will transfer ownership to you.

■  Advise you on co-ownership. (if appropriate)

■  Advise you in respect of your mortgage (if any) and arrange for you to sign the mortgage deed.

■  Exchange contracts and pay the deposit collected from you.

■ Complete the purchase for you and transfer funds by telegraphic transfer to the seller’s solicitors.

■ Calculate any necessary Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land Transaction Tax and submit to the relevant authority the appropriate tax form(s) and payment.

■ Register your purchase and mortgage (if any) at the Land Registry.

As far as timescales are concerned, the exchange and completion dates will very much depend on the other parties in the chain.


The average process takes 6-8 weeks from receipt of the draft contract documentation from the seller’s solicitors. Progress can be dependent on the efficiency of third parties such as other solicitors, mortgage lenders and search providers but we will do our best to prompt them for the responses we need.  We will keep you informed of progress throughout, explain the reasons for any delays and advise you if any unforeseen work becomes necessary.

Phone Number​

For general enquiries

call: 01509 212266

Office Address ​​

29 Rectory Place,

Loughborough, LE11 1UW


For general enquiries

fax to: 01509 232634

Email Address​

For general enquiries:

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