Services

Services

Residential Conveyancing

At MSD Law, we aim to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. We provide access to 24/7 updates via an online portal and provide all clients with a designated lawyer with a direct dial contact telephone number.

We recognise that not all transactions will be the same and we tailor our services to suit your individual needs. We also acknowledge that the conveyancing process can be very daunting so we will do everything we can to smooth the process to leave you to focus on moving.

We aim to provide you with

  • An estimate of all costs and disbursements up front with no hidden extras through our personalised quoting tool
  • Access to 24/7 information updates via our online portal
  • Email or text message updates at key stages of the process from our case management system
  • Information about the legal process via written reports at various stages

MSD Law pride ourselves on giving a personal service to all of our clients. You will have the benefit of one dedicated lawyer and their assistant who will look after you and get to know you through the transaction and be available to deal with any issues which arise. Everyone at MSD Law cares about our clients and we want to make process as seamless as possible.

For further information regarding the various stages of a conveyancing transaction, please click on the appropriate link:

Conveyancing Costs and Disbursements

Please contact us directly or use our quoting tool for an accurate estimate which will be tailored to your specific circumstances.

As a guide our costs for a sale or purchase transaction start at £650.00 plus VAT and disbursements and our costs for a remortgage transaction start at £395.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties) include (but are not limited to) the following;

Case management fee to enable you to have 24/7 access to your online portal starting from £12.00

Searches start at £170.00

We may occasionally pay a referral fee if you have been referred to our firm and these start at £50.00. You will be notified in your Client Care letter if a referral fee is being paid.

Residential Conveyancing

At MSD Law, we aim to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. We provide access to 24/7 updates via an online portal and provide all clients with a designated lawyer with a direct dial contact telephone number.

We recognise that not all transactions will be the same and we tailor our services to suit your individual needs. We also acknowledge that the conveyancing process can be very daunting so we will do everything we can to smooth the process to leave you to focus on moving.

We aim to provide you with

  • An estimate of all costs and disbursements up front with no hidden extras through our personalised quoting tool
  • Access to 24/7 information updates via our online portal
  • Email or text message updates at key stages of the process from our case management system
  • Information about the legal process via written reports at various stages

MSD Law pride ourselves on giving a personal service to all of our clients. You will have the benefit of one dedicated lawyer and their assistant who will look after you and get to know you through the transaction and be available to deal with any issues which arise. Everyone at MSD Law cares about our clients and we want to make process as seamless as possible.

For further information regarding the various stages of a conveyancing transaction, please click on the appropriate link:

Conveyancing Costs and Disbursements

Please contact us directly or use our quoting tool for an accurate estimate which will be tailored to your specific circumstances.

As a guide our costs for a sale or purchase transaction start at £650.00 plus VAT and disbursements and our costs for a remortgage transaction start at £395.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties) include (but are not limited to) the following;

Case management fee to enable you to have 24/7 access to your online portal starting from £12.00

Searches start at £170.00

We may occasionally pay a referral fee if you have been referred to our firm and these start at £50.00. You will be notified in your Client Care letter a referral fee is being paid.

Wills

Everyone should consider making a Will to deal with their estate. Making a Will ensures that your wishes are known and understood by your loved ones.

A well-drafted Will is one of the best ways of protecting both your interests and the estate you have spent a lifetime building up. In your Will you can;

  • Change or revoke an earlier Will if your circumstances have changed
  • Set out your funeral wishes
  • Appoint the people you want to look after your estate after your death
  • Name the people you would like to look after any children or dependants
  • Show who you would like to benefit from your estate
  • Make a charitable gift
  • Set out any other special wishes you have

If you do not make a Will you die ‘intestate’ and your estate (that is your property and possessions) will be distributed according to the law, rather than according to your own wishes. Ultimately, if there is no Will and you have no known relatives your estate will go to the Crown.

We recommend you review your Will at least every few years. You should certainly make a new Will if you have married, divorced, if there has been a birth or death in the family or any major changes in your property or possessions. Your Will needs to be updated to ensure that as your circumstances change, your Will continues to reflect your wishes.

The process for making a Will is generally far more straightforward than most people believe. At MSD Law we can provide a friendly, professional, quick and efficient Will drafting service. We will also store your Will, free of charge.

Our prices start at £200.00 plus VAT for a single Will or £325.00 plus VAT for a mirror will.

Wills

Everyone should consider making a Will to deal with their estate. Making a Will ensures that your wishes are known and understood by your loved ones.

A well-drafted Will is one of the best ways of protecting both your interests and the estate you have spent a lifetime building up. In your Will you can;

  • Change or revoke an earlier Will if your circumstances have changed
  • Set out your funeral wishes
  • Appoint the people you want to look after your estate after your death
  • Name the people you would like to look after any children or dependants
  • Show who you would like to benefit from your estate
  • Make a charitable gift
  • Set out any other special wishes you have

If you do not make a Will you die ‘intestate’ and your estate (that is your property and possessions) will be distributed according to the law, rather than according to your own wishes. Ultimately, if there is no Will and you have no known relatives your estate will go to the Crown.

We recommend you review your Will at least every few years. You should certainly make a new Will if you have married, divorced, if there has been a birth or death in the family or any major changes in your property or possessions. Your Will needs to be updated to ensure that as your circumstances change, your Will continues to reflect your wishes.

The process for making a Will is generally far more straightforward than most people believe. At MSD Law we can provide a friendly, professional, quick and efficient Will drafting service. We will also store your Will, free of charge.

Our prices start at £200.00 plus VAT for a single Will or £325.00 plus VAT for a mirror will.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the way to ensure that your loved ones who you trust can look after you and your health and financial affairs if you become unwilling or unable to do so.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):

  • LPA for financial decisions
  • LPA for health and care decisions.

An LPA for financial decisions can be used with your consent or when you have lost mental capacity and will cover things such as:

  • buying and selling property
  • looking after and investing your money
  • paying bills and arranging maintenance and repairs to your property.

An LPA for health and care decisions covers health and care decisions however it can only be used once you have lost mental capacity. Your attorney can make decisions about things such as:

  • where you should live
  • your medical care
  • decisions about life-saving treatment.

Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be made whilst you have the mental capacity to do so.  If you lose capacity then in order to assist you with your affairs, your loved ones would need to make an application to the Court of Protection which can be a time consuming and costly process.  

We can help you to prepare your LPA to appoint the right Attorneys to make these decisions on your behalf and then submit the forms to the Office of Public Guardian to have them registered so that they can be used as soon as you need them to be.

Our prices for Lasting Powers of Attorney start at £350.00 plus VAT for a single Lasting Power of Attorney and £550.00 plus VAT for both a Health and Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney plus the Court registration fee which is currently £82.00 per Lasting Power of Attorney application.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the way to ensure that your loved ones who you trust can look after you and your health and financial affairs if you become unwilling or unable to do so.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):

  • LPA for financial decisions
  • LPA for health and care decisions.

An LPA for financial decisions can be used with your consent or when you have lost mental capacity and will cover things such as:

  • buying and selling property
  • looking after and investing your money
  • paying bills and arranging maintenance and repairs to your property.

An LPA for health and care decisions covers health and care decisions however it can only be used once you have lost mental capacity. Your attorney can make decisions about things such as:

  • where you should live
  • your medical care
  • decisions about life-saving treatment.

Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be made whilst you have the mental capacity to do so. If you lose capacity then in order to assist you with your affairs, your loved ones would need to make an application to the Court of Protection which can be a time consuming and costly process.  

We can help you to prepare your LPA to appoint the right Attorneys to make these decisions on your behalf and then submit the forms to the Office of Public Guardian to have them registered so that they can be used as soon as you need them to be.

Our prices for Lasting Powers of Attorney start at £350.00 plus VAT for a single Lasting Power of Attorney and £550.00 plus VAT for both a Health and Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney plus the Court registration fee which is currently £82.00 per Lasting Power of Attorney application.

Probate and Administration of Estates

We understand that the loss of a loved one can leave those left behind feeling extremely upset, anxious and confused. We strive to offer a caring and sympathetic but practical service when administering an estate after death.

At MSD Law we can help to establish whether it is necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to allow assets to be collected and where there is a Will, distributed in accordance with the wishes of your loved ones.

We are happy to deal with as much or little of the administration as you need. Typically the administration of an estate will involve:

  • Locating and reading through the Will (if there is one)
  • Advising Executors about their powers and responsibilities
  • Collecting details of the assets of the estate, including valuations 
  • Completing and submitting inheritance tax forms
  • Applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Collecting in assets
  • Paying any inheritance tax due and settling liabilities
  • Paying out gifts in accordance with the Will
  • Distributing the remaining assets
  • Preparing estate accounts

Our fees for a Grant only application start at £950.00 plus VAT and are based on around 3-4 hours work.

Our fees for a full administration depend on the complexity of the estate however are usually between £2500.00 plus VAT and £7500.00 plus VAT for estates up to £325,000.00.

We offer competitive fees and we will provide you with an estimate following an initial consultation so that you know what to expect.

Probate and Administration of Estates

We understand that the loss of a loved one can leave those left behind feeling extremely upset, anxious and confused. We strive to offer a caring and sympathetic but practical service when administering an estate after death.

At MSD Law we can help to establish whether it is necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to allow assets to be collected and where there is a Will, distributed in accordance with the wishes of your loved ones.

We are happy to deal with as much or little of the administration as you need. Typically the administration of an estate will involve:

  • Locating and reading through the Will (if there is one)
  • Advising Executors about their powers and responsibilities
  • Collecting details of the assets of the estate, including valuations 
  • Completing and submitting inheritance tax forms
  • Applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Collecting in assets
  • Paying any inheritance tax due and settling liabilities
  • Paying out gifts in accordance with the Will
  • Distributing the remaining assets
  • Preparing estate accounts

Our fees for a Grant only application start at £950.00 plus VAT and are based on around 3-4 hours work.

Our fees for a full administration depend on the complexity of the estate however are usually between £2500.00 plus VAT and £7500.00 plus VAT for estates up to £325,000.00.

We offer competitive fees and we will provide you with an estimate following an initial consultation so that you know what to expect.

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