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Hinckley and Rugby Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions

I appointed a firm of solicitors to conveyancing on my house purchase three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby. The firm assured me that they are on Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel and provided me their panel reference. Hinckley and Rugby then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Do I instruct a different law firm currently on the approved panel for Hinckley and Rugby?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Hinckley and Rugby as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Hinckley and Rugby was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My solicitor has advised that as she is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
A precondition to being on the Hinckley and Rugby approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Hinckley and Rugby)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Hinckley and Rugby.
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 Hinckley and Rugby solicitor panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
The lawyers that just started acting on my house acquisition in Newcastle has without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel and my previous lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist
is it true that all solicitor firms on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
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.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage app going with Hinckley and Rugby?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.