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Halifax Conveyancing Panel Solicitor

Are you buying, re-mortgaging or carrying out a Transfer of Equity on a property with a Halifax mortgage? Our Halifax conveyancing panel Solicitors can assist you.

Want an Instant Online Halifax conveyancing quote?

By using our online conveyancing calculator, you will receive an instant solicitors fee for arranging your conveyancing with our specialist conveyancing firm who have been approved by the lender, Halifax.  Simply enter a few details into the Online Conveyancing Quote to automatically generate a conveyancing quote for your property purchase, sale, or re-mortgage. Whether you are taking out a mortgage on a house or flat, or you are looking to re-mortgage your current property, Starck Uberoi’s property solicitors can work with your lender, Halifax, to ensure all the legal aspects of your mortgage are dealt with effectively.

Halifax Mortgage Conveyancing

Halifax was founded as a Building Society in 1853, in West Yorkshire; and in May of that same year the first person was granted a Halifax mortgage. More recently, in 1997 its members became shareholders after voting to change Halifax’s status to plc. This resulted in the largest extension of shareholders in UK history. Following numerous mergers Halifax became part of the Lloyds banking group, which is comprised of several mortgage lenders, including Halifax, Lloyds bank, Scottish Widows and Bank of Scotland. Today, the Lloyds banking group is the UK’s largest mortgage lender in respect to gross lending.

Are you looking for a Halifax Conveyancing Panel Solicitor near you?

We are one of Halifax’s accredited London-based solicitors on the Halifax conveyancing panel. This means that we can act on your behalf and deal with the legal aspects of your property transaction, as we have gone through Halifax’s risk checks to ensure we can deliver high standards of client service. As we are one of the bank’s select group of trusted partners listed on their panel, you can obtain an instant conveyancing fee quote for your home mortgage with Halifax by clicking on our Online Conveyancing Calculator.

What is a Lender Conveyancing Panel?

Banks, building societies and other mortgage lenders provide a list of mortgage solicitors who meet their strict legal requirements. This list is known as a Conveyancing Panel. Solicitors’ firms are selected by lenders, such as Halifax to ensure they can meet the highest standards of client service. Additionally, having a Conveyancing Panel helps to reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft.

CQS Approved Conveyancers

We are full members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This not only provides credibility to Halifax but also a reassurance to you that we follow best practice and meet the required standards of technical expertise and client service. It also ensures that we can satisfy regulators, lenders and insurers.

Does my mortgage solicitor need to be on the Halifax Panel?

Halifax needs to ensure that your instructed property lawyer sits as an approved Halifax conveyancing panel solicitor, as solicitors are obliged to ensure Halifax’s security is protected. This includes compliance with the instructions of the Council for Mortgage Lenders handbook. If your solicitor is not on the panel then you may suffer delays in the process and consequently be subject to additional conveyancing solicitor fees. This is because your new solicitor will not be able to act on the lender’s behalf, as well as yours. Resultantly, all matters will need to go through both the lender’s legal team and your property solicitor’s. 

Are you looking for a Transfer of Equity with Halifax?

If you are looking to add or remove an owner to or from a property you will need to obtain permission from your lender. This means that if you have a Halifax mortgage for your house you will need to inform Halifax, as they are a party concerned in the Transfer of Equity. Halifax’s consent is therefore essential since they will want to assess the income/rent affordability with the creditworthiness of the person who the property is being transferred to. 

Can I extend the lease on my home if I have a Halifax Mortgage? – Deed of Substitution

You will need consent from your lender, Halifax if you wish to extend the lease on your property whilst you have a mortgage with them. This is to ensure that the money that Halifax have lent you is protected. Your property solicitor will be required to arrange this for you by obtaining a Deed of Substitution from Halifax. Your Halifax panel lawyer can also assist you in arranging to extend your lease through a Section 42 Notice. In order for you to carry out your lease extension, your mortgage solicitor will need to be on the Halifax conveyancing panel. Starck Uberoi’s conveyancing solicitors can help deal all the legal aspects of your lease extension if you have a mortgage with Halifax.

Do I need consent from Halifax if I am Splitting the Title of my Property? – Deed of Release

If you are splitting the title of your freehold property or creating new leases in your property, you will need the consent of the lender, Halifax. This is because Halifax will want to ensure that the property value is not undermined so as to adversely affect their security. They will, therefore, require their approved conveyancing panel lawyer to deal with the conveyancing on their behalf. The conveyancing panel solicitor will then arrange for Halifax to seal a Deed of Release. This legal document ultimately releases the lenders charge over the part of the property being removed from the title.

Why is it important to get the right mortgage solicitor from the panel?

As property transactions can often feel like a long and strenuous process, it is essential that you find an experienced conveyancing lawyer from a firm that has been approved by your lender. Because mortgaging a property is an important process, finding a conveyancing lawyer with a proven track record ensures your mortgage is dealt with effectively and will ultimately save you time and money.

We are experienced in handling property transactions with Halifax, so whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging your home we can attend to your matter quickly and efficiently. Click on our online conveyancing calculator to get an instant quote for our Halifax panel property lawyers today.

Do you need to find a conveyancing solicitor registered on the Halifax Panel?

If so, please email our conveyancing team at solicitor@starckuberoi.co.uk. Alternatively, to make an appointment at our West London Ealing office located 10 minutes from Ealing Broadway station call 020 8840 6640. For an appointment at our London Belgravia office, a few minutes from Victoria Station call 020 7824 5118.

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