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Q and A’s regarding the Hinckley and Rugby Solicitor Panel

I am expecting a offer of a mortgage from Hinckley and Rugby. I would like to use a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Hinckley and Rugby Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Hinckley and Rugby’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders associated to the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
can you help? My lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged to order a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Hinckley and Rugby solicitor panel. The searches cost a lot of money. Can this be avoided?
You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Hinckley and Rugby’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Hinckley and Rugby. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
How up to date is your search tool for the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel? Do Hinckley and Rugby send you an updated list?
The law firm practices 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.
We're in Liverpool, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Hinckley and Rugby , but our solicitor is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel?
It is true that some banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their panels.
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 Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel requirements are different to Hinckley and Rugby’s conveyancing panel criteria.
Hinckley and Rugby have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Hinckley and Rugby or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Hinckley and Rugby will tell you what documents they want. Hinckley and Rugby will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Hinckley and Rugby will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.