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Examples of recent questions relating to the Handelsbanken Solicitor Panel
Much to my surprise I have been told by my financial adviser that my the law firm I have appointed is not on the Handelsbanken Conveyancing panel. How can I be certain that this is indeed the case?
You need to contact your lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for Handelsbanken.
Our son-in-law is buying a newly built flat with a mortgage from Handelsbanken. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.
The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.
The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
I note that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am considering remortgaging my house does my lawyer have to be on the Handelsbanken Solicitor panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Handelsbanken conveyancing panel, but Handelsbanken would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
I previously instructed online conveyancers located in London who are on the Handelsbanken solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £175 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.
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel requirements are different to Handelsbanken’s conveyancing panel requirements.
My brother and I have agreed a price on a apartment I spoke to a lawyer previously used by my uncle and he advised retaining a solicitor approved by Handelsbanken. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Handelsbanken if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Handelsbanken pointed out that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Handelsbanken 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Handelsbanken for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Handelsbanken conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Handelsbanken’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
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