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Conveyancing in Corby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Pertinent local transport and services details:

Tollerton, Nottingham City Airport is 34 miles from Corby. The closest station to Corby is Kettering.

Corby Community is a nearby hospital to Corby.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Corby for a 631,000 house?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many homeowners paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges may be added into small print. The disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Additional fees needs to be reasonable. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.


In what ways does my lawyer in Corby advise on the risk of local flooding at Corby on an Edwardian property we are going to purchase?


A conveyancer will apply for property environmental searches that will include Corby flood risk area data.


What average time will it take the conveyancer to finish the conveyancing work for a terraced forties property in Corby?


The conveyancing process can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months depending on various things, such as the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the turnaround of searches.


Which local authority is responsible for Corby?

Corby is located in Corby Borough Council, The Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1QG, contact: 01536 464 000


My husband and I are interested in purchasing a property in Corby. How can we verify that the property is in a conservation area?


With over 9,000 such areas listed across the country, the areas located near Corby will include a number of areas of conservation. A solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.


What can my searches usually cost?


With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, a purchase conveyancing client in Corby charged at most £249 for conveyancing searches. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are not included in a quote for solicitor's fees.


What is the council tax on a converted dwelling in Corby?


As a rule the conveyancer's title report will supply the Corby council tax band. Up-to-date rates for residents of Corby are listed on the Corby council site. At the time of writing on 22 December 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £935.00
  • Band B - £1,090.00
  • Band C - £1,246.00
  • Band D - £1,402.00
  • Band E - £1,713.00
  • Band F - £2,025.00
  • Band G - £2,336.00
  • Band H - £2,804.00


We have a found a property to buy. How do we organise a fast completion?


As is often argued, instructing a proactive, diligent solicitor is key a fast conveyancing transaction. There are, in addition, a number of things you, as the purchaser, could do. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with your solicitor
  • promptly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • confirming your mortgage offer