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Moving to Northampton? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you’re moving to Northampton, you’ll need to hire a verified conveyancer to handle the legal side of your property purchase. Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 licensed and trusted conveyancers, helping you save up to 70% on your conveyancing costs in Northampton.

Every partner that joins our network must pass our strict verification process. This means they must be regulated by the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX. Your conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of your house sale or purchase and conduct the essential searches.

Our Northampton Conveyancing Solicitors

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Northampton

    On average, conveyancing fees for buying a house in Northampton is £1,320 while it costs £1,270 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes 165 days to complete in Northampton.

    Our dedicated team also found that due to the River Nene and surface water, there are many streets within Northampton that are at risk of flooding. The area also contains raised radon levels, meaning many properties may experience high levels of radon gas. However, the risk of subsidence is not severe. 

    Why Hire a Northampton Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer will guide you through the legal aspects of the property purchase or sale. This includes explaining any legal jargon and conducting conveyancing searches.

    Over the last year, 6,612 existing properties and 372 new builds were sold in Northampton. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by 13.8% in April 2022.

    Instructing your conveyancer as soon as your offer is accepted ensures your transaction goes smoothly. Here are some of the tasks that your conveyancer will complete:

    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Liaising with other parties such as mortgage lenders
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts and completion date
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty

    It's important to note that there may be additional steps to consider if you’re buying or selling a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Northampton?

    Northampton has an average house price of £287,190. This means that the average conveyancing fee for buying a freehold property is £1,320 and £1,490 when buying a leasehold property. When selling a property, conveyancing fees are £1,270 for freehold properties and £1,420 for leasehold properties.

    Your conveyancing cost is dependent on a variety of factors. This includes your location and whether you are buying or selling.

    The total cost is made up of legal fees, disbursements, and searches. Your conveyancer will need to conduct a Local Authority Search. In Northampton, a full Local Authority Search costs £129.60 including VAT.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Northampton?

    Our team found that the conveyancing process takes approximately 165 days in Northampton. This is 6 days longer than the national average of 159 days.

    The entire buying and selling process from the initial listing to completion day takes 262 days in Northampton. This is 12 days less than the national average. This means that it doesn't take as long for offers to be accepted on properties compared to other areas.

    However, the timescale varies depending on factors such as the difficulty of the case. For example, buying and selling leasehold properties takes longer due to the extra paperwork.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Northampton?

    A key role your conveyancer will have is organising the relevant conveyancing searches on the land on which your home resides. The search results inform buyers of any environmental or legal problems with the property.

    With the River Nene flowing through Northampton, there are a number of locations that will have a high risk of potential flooding. Streets such as Greenwood Road and Stanley Road are most prone to flood alerts due to them being within close proximity to the River Nene.

    The UK Subsidence Map doesn’t show Northampton as a high-risk area. However, as it’s a few hours from London, there are pockets of areas that are currently at risk of subsidence. They are mostly medium-risk areas but it’s something to consider when viewing properties.

    According to the UK Radon Map, many areas of Northampton are high-risk zones for radon gas emissions. Radon gas is a natural but radioactive gas that is formed by the decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in rocks and soils. It is both odourless and colourless and can cause health issues in high doses.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map