Hinckley and Rugby Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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This software assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Hinckley and Rugby’s changes. Even though using this technology is not a condition for being on the Hinckley and Rugby panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Hinckley and Rugby’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

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Mortgage companies frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Hinckley and Rugby are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Hinckley and Rugby has made 75 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 36.4 days. In total, 28% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Hinckley and Rugby have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Q and A’s regarding the Hinckley and Rugby Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My mortgage broker has says he needs my solicitor’s panel member for the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have called my local Hinckley and Rugby branch but they cant find it on their system.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Hinckley and Rugby panel reference.
I do hope you can help me. My conveyancer is advising me that he has to order a Local Authority search as the firm are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. Do I not have a choice here?
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.
I have been searching for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the firms that are listed on your directory are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form 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 bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel is incorrect.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is removed from the Hinckley and Rugby Solicitor panel in advance of the completion date?
First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
My brother and I have agreed a price on a apartment I spoke to a solicitor previously used by my brother and he suggested using a property lawyers 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 pointed out 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.
Enquire of 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.
Intending to buy a flat 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 Building Society 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
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Hinckley and Rugby conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Hinckley and Rugby will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Hinckley and Rugby will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.