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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Hampden list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.
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Examples of recent questions relating to the Hampden Conveyancing Panel
My IFA has says he needs my law firm’s panel member for the Hampden conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have contacted my local Hampden branch but they have not got back to me yet.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Hampden panel reference.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Hampden was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer says that as she is on the Hampden conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
A precondition to being on the Hampden approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Hampden)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Hampden.
How up to date is your database of lawyers on the Hampden conveyancing panel? Do Hampden send you an updated list?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Hampden conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Hampden directly.
My grandmother passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Hampden , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Hampden will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Hampden conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Hampden conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Hampden mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Hampden conveyancing panel?
A selection of lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
Can you point me to a directory of Hampden panel solicitors on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
Are all conveyancing solicitors on the Hampden conveyancing panel regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Hampden conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
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