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Both CQS accredited solicitor firms and licensed conveyancer firms can normally act for both you and HSBC.

You will need to agree terms with your chosen firm. They may offer fixed or variable legal fees and other features.

You can find out details of the firms by visiting: the Law Society website for solicitor firms or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers website for licensed conveyancer firms.

Their quoted fee will usually include the cost of them acting for HSBC and you, but you should check.

CQS accredited solicitor firms have achieved accreditation under the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). All licensed conveyancers are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

Once you're ready to apply

Advise your Mortgage and Protection Manager or Mortgage Advisor of your choice of firm to represent you.

You will need to provide us with the name, address and telephone number of your chosen firm.

We will let you know if we identify that your chosen firm is not currently able to act for HSBC so that you can reconsider your choice.

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Things to consider

Other costs such as the cost of searches, Land Registration fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax and any special reports will normally be payable by you in addition to any quoted legal fee. Please ask your conveyancer or solicitor for details when you instruct them to act for you.

* CQS Accredited Solicitor Firm: This firm has been assessed by the Law Society of England and Wales as meeting the required standards to be accredited to their Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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Our mortgage specialists are here to help.

Call us:

0800 169 6333

Textphone: 1800 10800 028 0126

If you would like a face-to-face chat, just pop in to a branch.

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† Lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 8pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm. Calls may be monitored and recorded. Opening hours within the mortgage departments may vary.

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