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Conveyancing in Oundle Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Oundle key data:

The closest station to Oundle is Peterborough and Oundle's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport.

Fitzwilliam Peterborough is the neighbouring hospital for Oundle.

Q.

We need a firm that offers cheap conveyancing in Oundle. What do we need to consider?

A.

Many property lawyers purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional charges are often hiding in the terms. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Oundle?

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Oundle is located in East Northamptonshire District Council, East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northhants, NN14 4LZ, phone: 01832 742 000

Q.

Which local factors can contaminate land in Oundle, and are they checked for comprehensively?

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Oundle property may be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes, like air pollution and local waste transfer sites. An environmental search will offer more detail. A47, PE8 6NR is one such potential cause of contamination in Oundle.

Q.

If you are buying a house close by rectory grounds in Oundle, will you need to get a chancel search?

There are thousands of parishes in England and Wales. Owners of property within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. Churches in the area include St Peter's Church.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace Band D home in Oundle?

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You should be told about your new property's band as part of the report on title. The latest tax charges for properties in Oundle are set out online at the East Northamptonshire local authority site. At the time of writing, 19 October 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £945.00
  • Band B - £1,103.00
  • Band C - £1,260.00
  • Band D - £1,418.00
  • Band E - £1,733.00
  • Band F - £2,048.00
  • Band G - £2,363.00
  • Band H - £2,835.00

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Is strontium soil contamination likely in Oundle?

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Oundle industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Oundle is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like perchlorate and water contaminants such as sewage, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

The estate agent has put forward the lawyer. Will it be cheaper to instruct them?

A.

An agent in Bamber Bridge will suggest a conveyancing solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents may 'recommend' whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

Are the many designated conservation areas in Oundle likely to affect us?

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Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like 18th century suburbs, may be designated as areas of conservation. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to provide more details.