It has come to my attention via my broker that my Hungerford property lawyer is not on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. How can I be sure if this is correct?
Your first step should be to call your Hungerford conveyancer. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Hungerford conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
Can I use your services to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Hungerford even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance where I wish to acquire a shop in Hungerford with a loan from Nottingham Building Society?
Our comparison service is primarily used to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in Hungerford but we have listed at the bottom of this page some Hungerford commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for Nottingham Building Society
When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Hungerford conveyancing practitioners incur a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
Is it the case that all Hungerford solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with UBS. Hungerford conveyancing solicitors have been instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from UBS?
There is no definitive answer here. Have UBS done the valuation? Have you advised UBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the UBS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
My partner has recommend that I use his conveyancers in Hungerford. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek recommendations from friends or family who have actually experience in using the firm that you are considering.
Are Hungerford conveyancing solicitors under an obligation to the Law Society to publish clear conveyancing costs?
Contained within the Solicitors Code of Conduct are prescriptive rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have a practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not to be regarded as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, nevertheless, constitute the Law Society’s perspective of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Hungerford or further afield.