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FAQs for the Handelsbanken Conveyancing Panel

I appointed a solicitor to conveyancing on my house purchase six weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Handelsbanken. The solicitors assured me that they are on Handelsbanken conveyancing panel and provided me their panel number. Handelsbanken then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Do I instruct a different law firm currently on the conveyancing panel for Handelsbanken?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Handelsbanken as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Our solicitor has uncovered a problem with the lease for the property we are purchasing. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer says that as he is on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Handelsbanken?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Handelsbanken does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Handelsbanken are the client. The appropriate lender requirements must be adhered to by the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Handelsbanken
I am buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham who is on the Handelsbanken solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Handelsbanken . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
My solicitors in Manchester have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Handelsbanken. Is it case that being on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Handelsbanken Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Handelsbanken directly.
I had instructed online conveyancers located in Birmingham who are on the Handelsbanken solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £195 for the legal aspects of the Handelsbanken mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Handelsbanken?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Handelsbanken but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Handelsbanken will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
My fiance and I are spending time looking at apartments and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I will be getting a home loan with Handelsbanken
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Handelsbanken , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I have a mortgage with Handelsbanken. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Handelsbanken?
Your original mortgage agreement with Handelsbanken will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Handelsbanken’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Handelsbanken directly. You need not do this via a Handelsbanken conveyancing panel firm.