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FAQs for the Hampden Solicitor Panel

My mortgage broker has says he needs my solicitor’s panel reference for the Hampden conveyancing panel. What is the best way to discover this. I have contacted my local Hampden office but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Hampden.
My solicitor has informed me that he requires proof of ID documents asserting that this forms part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the Hampden Conveyancing panel. Can this be correct?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Hampden your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Hampden
I am planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool who is on the Hampden approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Hampden . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
We're in London, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Hampden , but our solicitor is on the Hampden conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Hampden conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Is it the case that all conveyancing lawyers on the Hampden conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
On the whole there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
We expect to receive a DIP from Hampden this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Hampden recommend a solicitor on the Hampden conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Hampden conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Hampden through the process.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Hampden. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable 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 Hampden you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Hampden conveyancing panel.