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Hinckley and Rugby Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

My fiance and I are hoping to buy a 1 bedroom apartment in London with a mortgage from Hinckley and Rugby. We would like to retain our solicitor but Hinckley and Rugby says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the Hinckley and Rugby panel firms or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Hinckley and Rugby use our lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Hinckley and Rugby
My conveyancer has informed me that he requires proof of ID documents asserting that this is part of his legal duty as a conveyancer on the Hinckley and Rugby Solicitor panel. Can this be correct?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Hinckley and Rugby
I am looking for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be assured that all the law firms that are identified on your site are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel?
The law firms listed on our site have advised us that they are on the Hinckley and Rugby panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Hinckley and Rugby panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
I had instructed online solicitors located in Bristol who are on the Hinckley and Rugby solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £195 for the legal aspects of the Hinckley and Rugby mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Hinckley and Rugby?
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 Hinckley and Rugby but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Hinckley and Rugby will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Hinckley and Rugby as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Hinckley and Rugby do not ordinarily appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Hinckley and Rugby list
My offer was accepted on a property on the 17th January 2014, valuation was booked 2 days after, all came back fine. Solicitor instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Hinckley and Rugby and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. Are Hinckley and Rugby entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Hinckley and Rugby to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.