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Conveyancing in Corby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

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Having read about the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands we are concerned that conveyancing searches (environmental) won't be thorough enough?

A.

Property environmental searches conducted by your conveyancing solicitor in Corby should include a more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

If you are still worried make enquiries with a neighbour or local resident or local Northamptonshire flood damage builder, such as: House & Home Decorators, 2 Barton Sq, Corby, NN18 0HQ Tel: 01858 225728.

Q.

Corby solicitors do a number of property conveyancing searches when they are instructed by a home buyer - which particular searches?

A.

If you are obtaining a mortgage, your lender insist that at least the following Local Authority (council), Drainage

and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which might include Land charges full Search.

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What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Corby. Are they a concern?

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Several contaminants caused by human activities may damage Corby property, like other land contamination. An environmental search will offer more detail. Contamination can be caused by Corby waste sites, including Deene Quarry, Northants, NN17 3AS.

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Will we need a chancel liability search? We are buying by a 17th Century glebe in Corby.

A.

There are fifteen thousand parishes across the country. Property owners within some of these may be required to contribute towards the repair of a local church. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church of England properties in the area include St Columba & the Northern Saints, St John the Baptist, St Peter & St Andrew and The Epiphany.

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We are buying on a Corby brownfield site. Apparently lead soil contamination may be an issue.

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Effort is made in and around Corby to remediate topsoil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contaminants like hydrocarbons.

Q.

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

A.

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.

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Which local authority is responsible for Corby?

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

 
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