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My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Hinckley and Rugby fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Hinckley and Rugby panel?
Hinckley and Rugby’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Hinckley and Rugby will allow to act for them.
I am due to move into my new home next Friday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Hinckley and Rugby. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Hinckley and Rugby 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 Hinckley and Rugby’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Hinckley and Rugby). Being on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
Do banks and building societies provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Hinckley and Rugby directly.
My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Hinckley and Rugby , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Hinckley and Rugby will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Hinckley and Rugby mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
Is it the case that all conveyancing solicitors on the Hinckley and Rugby 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
My brother and I have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a solicitor previously used by my uncle and he recommended retaining a solicitor approved by Hinckley and Rugby. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Hinckley and Rugby if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Hinckley and Rugby suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Hinckley and Rugby 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Hinckley and Rugby to suggest a law firm in your location. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Hinckley and Rugby 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 Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Hinckley and Rugby’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.
Planning on purchasing a house with a mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel