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Find a Hitchin Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Hitchin? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Hitchin home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hitchin

My financial adviser has requested my Hitchin lawyer’ panel member for the Santander conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Hitchin office but they don't know it.

You are best placed to get this information from your Hitchin lawyer . They should have a central record lender panel numbers.

Are you able to recommend a Bank of Ireland approved Hitchin conveyancing practice who can have us moved in within a short deadline? Am I best advised to go for a local Hitchin practice or a factory type comparison site?

We can recommend some very good Hitchin conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Hitchin. Visit two or three law practices and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your expectations together with the reasons and ask for a commitment on your deadline. Appoint the lawyer that appears most efficient.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from RBS as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our house in Hitchin. Do we need to select a nearby Hitchin solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

RBS do not ordinarily appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS conveyancing panel.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Hitchin. I have a mortgage offer with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Hitchin bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Hitchin conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they would not lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I have no idea who is right.

The property lawyer must comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 provisions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Hitchin for my remortgage. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training reasons.

Finally, a mortgage agreement from a lender for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom garden flat is due within the next few days. Can you suggest an efficient remortgage conveyancing law firm in Hitchin ?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Hitchin. We can offer you excellent value conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing companies offering low cost conveyancing in Hitchin.At best, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fee and still not receive the service expected.

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