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FAQs : The Handelsbanken Solicitor Panel

I am expecting a mortgage with Handelsbanken. I intend to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Handelsbanken Conveyancing panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers
Handelsbanken’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Expecting to move into my new home next Monday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Handelsbanken. What risks do Handelsbanken expect the insurance to cover?
Any lawyer on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Handelsbanken’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Handelsbanken). Being on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Handelsbanken solicitor panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I would like to get my ex-wife taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Handelsbanken really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Handelsbanken then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Handelsbanken solicitors panel
I had instructed online solicitors based in Manchester who are on the Handelsbanken solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £135 for dealing with the Handelsbanken mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set 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.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Handelsbanken panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing
Do the majority of 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 criteria.