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FAQs for the Harpenden Building Society Solicitor Panel

I am obtaining a offer of a mortgage from Harpenden Building Society. I hope to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Harpenden Building Society Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Harpenden Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Our conveyancer has identified a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying. The other side have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Harpenden Building Society?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Harpenden Building Society 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 Harpenden Building Society are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with by the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Harpenden Building Society
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Harpenden Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Harpenden Building Society solicitor panel.
I was due to complete on my flat two days ago. My solicitor is on the Harpenden Building Society solicitors panel but has changed address 8 weeks ago and had not informed Harpenden Building Society of their new address. Harpenden Building Society has locked down the release of mortgage funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Harpenden Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good starting point. 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 suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Harpenden Building Society. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Harpenden Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Harpenden Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel.
I have a mortgage with Harpenden Building Society. My godfather retired last week and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Harpenden Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Harpenden Building Society mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.

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