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Conveyancing in Corby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/02/18

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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How do I guard against getting gazumped?

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Gazumping happens when a buyer's offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the property seller, in favour of a greater offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a chance of being gazumped. Instructing a fast, efficient solicitor early to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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We are going to buy a property in Hazelwood, we will need to know if stamp duty relief is available.

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Disadvantaged areas in Corby are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in Corby include Hazelwood and Kingswood. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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

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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.