Fees and charges you pay when buying a home

When considering the costs of buying a home, the deposit you put down is just part of the overall expenditure. There are other payments you need to factor in, such as mortgage fees, legal costs and removal charges.

Arrangement fees

Higher lending charges

Home insurance

Land registry fees

Legal/solicitors' fees

Removal fees


Stamp duty

Valuation costs

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