Conveyancing Solicitors in Kettering

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Conveyancing in Kettering

Conveyancing is the legal process carried out by a solicitor to transfer the ownership of a property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Kettering, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Kettering and North Northamptonshire clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Kettering Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Kettering

A town in Northamptonshire, Kettering is known for its Wicksteed Park, Manor House Museum, and the nearby Rockingham Castle. Kettering has a railway station, providing links to London and Leicester. Kettering has a population of approximately 56,000.

Kettering house prices

The average price paid for a property in Kettering between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Kettering (2023/24)

Kettering is in Kettering Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,392.71
B £1,624.82
C £1,856.94
D £2,089.06
E £2,553.30
F £3,017.53
G £3,481.77
H £4,178.12

What do Kettering conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancer leads you through the legal side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence, including raising enquires, ordering searches from authorities such as North Northamptonshire Council, handling the transfer of funds and registering the change of ownership.

Kettering conveyancing solicitors may also carry out flood risk checks due to the River Nene and other watercourses, and radon searches.

Buying with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying an auction property or buying a second home, your solicitor must also complete legal work for your bank or building society.

Being a member of a lender's panel means your solicitor is able to represent your bank or building society.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of mortgage lenders, so you can complete your purchase without delay.

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Buying a property in a conservation area

When you buy a property in a Kettering conservation area, your lawyer will check for restrictive covenants, which could include business use restrictions, and access rights. Conservation areas in Kettering and the North Northamptonshire local authority include Hardwick, Polebrook, Ashley, Easton On The Hill and Weekley.

Listed buildings

There are about 500,000 listed properties across the country - around 560 of which are in Kettering Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Kettering include:

  • Dolitttle, 32 High Street, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Meads Dairy, 115 High Street, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • 9 School Lane, Wilbarston, Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • The Old Post Office, Pipewell, Kettering, Nn14 1Qz, Wilbarston, Pipewell, Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • The Old Farmhouse, Pipewell, Kettering, Nn14 1Qz, Wilbarston, Pipewell, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include maintenance of historic features, consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting and an obligation to use specialist contractors. Our specialist panel of solicitors will advise you on the legal duties your ownership will impose.

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Selling a house or flat in Kettering

For the sale of a Kettering home, the solicitor will compile key documents, such as the contract of sale and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms.

They will sort out potential snags, reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries and redeem the existing mortgage.

The solicitor will also communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, so the home move is completed successfully.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Kettering?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Kettering, such as getting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Kettering conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgaging a property in Kettering

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Check your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel status before you instruct.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all building societies and banks, so whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society or taking out a buy to let mortgage from Coventry Building Society, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity in Kettering

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner after a separation, transferring the ownership of a property to your children or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you will need to work with a transfer of equity solicitor.

Your solicitor will handle the legal side for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Kettering?

Conveyancing legal fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. Conveyancing fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the tasks they complete during your property transaction.

Disbursements

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a chancel liability search.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in the small print, resulting in a higher final bill. When comparing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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