At Vanessa Newman Property Lawyers our business is our client.  We offer a personal approach and offer appointments to clients in their own homes at an hour to suit them.  We understand that whilst you are dealing with a property transaction normal life goes on and so we will work outside of 'non-standard' hours to accommodate calls and meetings, leaving you with the minimal amount of upheaval to your everyday life.


Conveyancing firms are often solicitors who offer the personal service but are old school in their approach to problems, fighting amongst themselves over issues rather than resolving them, and not overly concerned about technology or the time the transaction takes. The alternative is large online conveyancers who are very technology and timescale led but who completely lack any personal service at all, as the transactions may be dealt with by teams and a client may never get to speak to the same person twice.

We want to take the best of both services and offer the client a service where they can be assured that we use as much technology as is possible to assist us in the transaction, we will think outside of the box to find solutions to problems, we will get the transaction to completion as quickly as possible and we will make sure that the client has a personal service from their fee earner.


Our fees are transaction and price dependent however below are some examples to give you an indication of cost to include disbursements.  For a full quote please use our quoting tool available on this website.


£0 to £200,000

£200,000 to £300,000

£300,000 to £500,000

£500,000 to £1,000,000


£500 + VAT

£650 + VAT

£800 + VAT

£1100 + VAT


£550 + VAT

£715 + VAT

£880 + VAT

£1100 + VAT


Leasehold fee  £100 + VAT

Shared ownership fee £150 + VAT

Unregistered fee £150 + VAT

ID verification £10 + VAT per name

Same day bank transfer fee £30 + VAT per transfer


Office copies £3 per document


Leasehold fee  £100 + VAT

Shared ownership fee £150 + VAT

Unregistered fee £150 + VAT

Help to buy fee £100 + VAT

Help to buy ISA fee £50 + VAT

New build fee £150 + VAT

ID verification £10 + VAT per name

Same day bank transfer fee £30 + VAT per transfer


Search fees £155- £300


Land Registry search £3

Bankruptcy search £2 per name

Registration fee £20 - £910 price dependant


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Vanessa T Newman SocLC



Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience in the Property Market with the last 9 years being Conveyancing.  She started out as an Estate Agent and went on to become a Property Manager with a large property management firm where she dealt with all aspects off a property sale. Her journey to Conveyancing began when she became a Case Handler in 2010 with Licensed Conveyancers, Secure Legal Solutions, who are now DC Law, and at the same time she started out on her studies to qualify as a Licensed Conveyancer. She qualified in 2013 having successfully passing all modules, two with merit, whilst continuing to work at DC Law and raise a family.

She then went on to join Copleys Solicitors as a Licensed Conveyancer where she specialised in residential conveyancing for both freehold and leasehold property.  She has experience in shared ownership property, government backed deposit schemes and new builds. She can also deal with re-mortgages, transfers of equity, and draft Deeds of trust.  She is also a member of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers.

She prides herself on her communication with clients and for explaining everything thoroughly and in straight forward terms that are easy to understand.  She understands that each person’s transaction is of major importance and completely personal to them. Her previous experience in the field of property means that she understands the need for good communication with all parties to prevent issues arising.

One of her clients said the following to her: “I just wanted to give you a quick message to pass our thanks and gratitude towards you for all you have done in relation to our sale and purchase, it’s been a long journey with many ups and downs but now it is finally at an end I am left with a wonderful home and a new start for my family. I don’t think we would have made it without your hard work and sympathetic ear to all our frustrations over the process”

Outside of work Vanessa is a keen cook. She also enjoys  reading, cross stitch embroidery, walking her dogs with her partner, listening to music and socialising with friends.

Please email Vanessa at: vanessa.newman@vnpl.co.uk

Helen James



Helen has over 7 years’ experience in the Property Market but is relatively new to the world of Conveyancing.  Her previous experience as an Estate Agent has given her a real insight into property transactions and has proven to be of real benefit.

Since starting with Vanessa Newman Property Lawyers Helen has built up great relationships with clients, other conveyancers and estate agents and shown them that she understands how important each person's individual transactions are.  Her previous experience in the field of property means that she understands the need for good communication with all parties.

Helen will be starting to train as a Conveyancer very soon, a challenge which she is really embracing.  

One of our clients has said about her: "Huge thanks to Helen for her assistance.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciated her taking the time to explain everything to me in a way which I understood"

Outside of work Helen is mum to two teenage boys and likes reading, walking, playing darts and socialising.  She also likes to challenge herself and is venturing out on a midnight walk up Snowdon in June to raise money for an Alzheimers charity.

Please email Helen at helen.james@vnpl.co.uk.

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Registered Office: Suite F2b, Oakpark Business Centre, Alington Road, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6WA

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