Find out more about conveyancing in Northamptonshire

If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Northamptonshire, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Northamptonshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Conveyancing in Northamptonshire: A mover's guide

In the heart of England and within easy commute of London, the Midlands and Oxford, there's much for home movers to admire about Northamptonshire.

This is a county with big towns but no cities, ensuring there's still a very relaxed and rural feel to life here.

Nosy about Northants? We've got all you need to know about a home move and conveyancing in Northamptonshire.

What does conveyancing in Northamptonshire involve?

Conveyancing is the term used by law professionals for the paperwork and legal formalities involved in buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Northamptonshire, they start the process, including requesting property searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified and expert property law firms for all conveyancing in Northants. You can find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in Northamptonshire?

For a quote for conveyancing in Northamptonshire, head to our online quote builder. You'll get an instant quote on screen and confirmation via email. You can also call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to talk direct to our team. For your convenience, why not arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you?

How much does conveyancing in Northamptonshire cost?

Each transaction is unique, so there isn't an exact figure for a final Northamptonshire conveyancing bill. Factors such as the value of the property will affect the cost, as will a property's tenure - whether it is leasehold or freehold. For a property purchase in Northants, conveyancing costs will include search, Land Registry fees, solicitors' and bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax*** and more. There's much more information in our guide to average conveyancing fees.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

Where are Northamptonshire's best home-mover destinations?

While there are no cities in Northamptonshire, its major towns have lots going on. Northampton is a market town and is the biggest urban area in the county, thanks to its university and easy access to other parts of the Midlands and beyond. Corby and Kettering are the two towns with the greatest industrial heritage in Northants. Kettering is known as the home of the shoe and boot industry, while Corby's iron and steel factories welcomed workers from all over the UK in the post-war years.

Smaller but equally appealing locations include the beautiful market towns of Wellingborough, Towcester and Daventry.

How much does an average property cost in Northamptonshire?

For an idea of how much an average property will cost in Northamptonshire, check out the Land Registry's data on sold property prices. The most recent round-up puts the county average sold price at £231,344. In Corby, that average is £193,414; in Wellingborough, it's £226,463; Northampton's average home sells for £215,937; and in Daventry, the average sold price is £279,733

Is conveyancing in Northamptonshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

England has two common types of property tenure: leasehold and freehold. There are around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, mostly flats and apartments but many houses, too. Leaseholders only own the property and not the land on which it stands, which remains in the ownership of a freeholder (landowner). Buying leasehold can occasionally be more complicated and take a little longer because a Northamptonshire conveyancing solicitor must make specific enquiries related to a purchase. Our detailed guide to buying leasehold will tell you all you need to know.

Which council has control of schooling in Northamptonshire?

There are seven local authorities in Northamptonshire, but responsibility for providing state education services lies with Northamptonshire County Council. As well as state primary, secondary and sixth-form colleges, there are many independent and academy schools to choose from. The government school comparison website details the latest Ofsted rankings for all schools and further education colleges in the county.

Does Northamptonshire property have an increased flood risk?

Heavier rainfall and storms over recent years have led to serious flooding events across all areas of England. Parts of Northamptonshire are at increased risk of surface water and river flooding. Wherever you are buying in Northamptonshire, your conveyancing solicitor will instruct a flood-risk search. There's more information on the Environment Agency guide to flood risk.

What searches do I need for Northamptonshire conveyancing?

When buying property in Northamptonshire, a conveyancing solicitor will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. Our informative guide to all searches explains what's needed. These are some of the most common searches:

  • Local authority search: Details planning consents and provides information on conservation areas.
  • Mining search: Northamptonshire's history of lead mining makes this search crucial for identifying areas of old mining shafts and tunnels.
  • Environmental search: Will show any contaminated land and pollution, such as former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
  • HS2 search: The current route of the HS2 high-speed rail link does not cross Northamptonshire but does cross neighbouring Buckinghamshire and Warwickshire. However, your conveyancing solicitor may advise that this search is necessary depending on where in the county you are buying.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.

Is Northamptonshire good for commuters?

Without a doubt, Northamptonshire is an unsung hero for commuters. The county benefits from an excellent rail network that whisks passengers from Nottingham to London Euston is an hour and to Birmingham in the same time.

The journey from Wellingborough and Kettering to London St Pancras takes around the same time. Services are provided by Midland Mainline, East Midlands and Avanti West Coast.

The county's central location means it offers drivers easy access to the motorway network via the M1, with the M45, M6 and M40 also within a short drive.

Northampton's residents can reach the south's major airports easily, too. Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham and East Midlands are all around an hour's drive. For more information on public transport locally, go to Northamptonshire County Council.

Did you know?

Althorp House in Northamptonshire has been the home of the Spencer family for 500 years and is the final resting place for Diana, Princess of Wales.

Possibly the UK's most iconic footwear, Dr Martens boots and shoes have been made in Woollaston, Northants, since 1960.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Northamptonshire, conveyancing doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Here at Homeward Legal, we take the strain so you don't have to. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.

Towns and districts within this county include:

Barton-Seagrave, Bozeat, Brackley, Brixworth, Burton-Latimer, Corby, Crick, Daventry, Deanshanger, Desborough, Duston, Earls-Barton, East-Hunsbury, Finedon, Geddington, Grange-Park, Higham-Ferrers, Irchester, Irthlingborough, Kettering, Kingsthorpe, Little-Oakley, Long-Buckby, Mawsley, Moulton, Northampton, Norton, Oundle, Raunds, Roade, Rushden, Silverstone, Stanwick, Thrapston, Towcester, Weldon, Wellingborough, West-Haddon, Wollaston, Wootton