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Updated: 21/10/16

Handy local public transport and services facts ;

Coventry Airport is 28 miles from Desborough. The nearest station to Desborough is Market Harborough.

Woodland Kettering is a nearby hospital to Desborough.


How do I get fixed rate conveyancing in Desborough?


Many law firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs may increase your final invoice.


Would getting a survey be a good idea when we are buying a property in Desborough?


It is firmly advised that property purchasers book a property surveyor when purchasing in Desborough. There can be a range of defects that have a negative impact on a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process, which include cracks around door frames.


What kind of investigation about the potential risk of floods around Northamptonshire will my lawyer in Desborough advise us on for a residential property we are intending to purchase?


A solicitor will conduct standard protocol environmental searches that should include Desborough historical flood risk information. In certain cases your Desborough lawyer may suggest an inexpensive additional involved search.


Can beryllium (Be) contaminate Desborough top-soil?


The risks posed by soil contamination to Desborough inhabitants are usually low. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and industrial storage, contaminants affecting Desborough property will be factored into an environmental search.


In respect to the flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, we are questioning whether environmental searches aren't thorough enough?


The property solicitor in Desborough should always include environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a any kind of Desborough area flood risk

It could be worth trying to converse with a local resident for some additional confidence.


How much is the council tax on a Sixties end of terrace Band E house in Desborough?


You should be cover the homes council tax band with the conveyancer's title report. Council tax rates for Desborough are set out online at the Kettering local authority site. On, 31 January 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £953.00
  • Band B - £1,112.00
  • Band C - £1,270.00
  • Band D - £1,429.00
  • Band E - £1,747.00
  • Band F - £2,065.00
  • Band G - £2,382.00
  • Band H - £2,859.00


Please advise how to defer paying out for stamp duty?


Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty reduction scheme. These schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount, interest and additional fines will be imposed. There have been a number of government initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.


What can a Desborough conveyancing solicitor recommend if the flat I hope to buy is in a Kettering conservation area that possibly has unsuitable windows fitted?


Kettering planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by a property lawyer during the conveyancing process should ascertain the existence of the appropriate permission for any changes to the building.