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Conveyancing in Kingsthorpe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Kingsthorpe area info

Northampton St Peter Churches Conservation Trust and Upton St Michael Churches Conservation Trust are around Kingsthorpe.

The closest train station to Kingsthorpe is Northampton, approximately 2 miles away and Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 18 miles from Kingsthorpe.

The closest hospital to Kingsthorpe is Cynthia Spencer Hospice Northampton.

Q.

How do I get fixed rate conveyancing?

A.

This issue catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges will be included in the terms. Charges ought to be clearly defined. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

The vendor looks to have installed ill-suited removal of chimney stacks in Kingsthorpe which I think may break nearby conservation area criteria

A.

The property lawyer should confirm if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have requisite consents from the local authority.

Q.

We are interested in purchasing in Kingsthorpe, and would like to check if there are many designated conservation areas.

A.

Parts of Kingsthorpe considered be of historical or architectural value, like fishing villages, may be designated as areas of conservation. The local authority will provide more details about

local areas of conservation, and the solicitor handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Kingsthorpe?

A.

Kingsthorpe is located in Northampton Borough Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DE, contact: 01604 837 837

Q.

Kingsthorpe solicitors order formal conveyancing searches when they are acting for a purchase client, which actual ones?

A.

If buying and getting a mortgage the lender will expect particular searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental and perhaps specific local searches for instance Company Searches.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Sixties terraced Band F house in Kingsthorpe?

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You should be contain your new house's council tax band in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for properties in Kingsthorpe are set out at the Northampton council site. At the time of writing on 07 December 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £964.00
  • Band B - £1,124.00
  • Band C - £1,285.00
  • Band D - £1,445.00
  • Band E - £1,767.00
  • Band F - £2,088.00
  • Band G - £2,409.00
  • Band H - £2,891.00

Q.

Is a postage, photocopying and phone calls fee a fee or disbursement?

A.

An ideal quote will clearly list all fees and disbursements. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in your quote.

Q.

What can contaminate land in Kingsthorpe, and will they be comprehensively investigated?

A.

Property will be contaminated by several human activities. Contaminants such as proximity to scrap yards will be reported on in environmental search results.

 
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