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Barclays – Independent legal advice certificate – Same day service

Providing Independent Legal Advice and certificates to ensure that our clients are entirely aware of the consequences of signing documents.

Garner Hancock are a Barclays approved panel legal provider

We provide remote video service for those in a hurry. Book Today, below.

No need to come to the office to sign off your Barclays ILA certificate”

Garner & Hancock are specialist property lawyers with a vast experience of advising clients on property transactions. We offer a speedy, professional service to get your transaction finalised with a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice. We can arrange a face to face meeting or by Skype.

Why do I need Independent Legal advice for my Barclays Mortgage?

Barclays will require an Independent Legal advice certificate to be signed by a solicitor in the following circumstances:

  1. The legal owner is different to the those taking on the responsibility fo the mortgage.
  2. The money is lent to a company
  3. You are guarantor
  4. You are parents lending to you child/children

Such a step is usually time-sensitive and could jeopardise the transaction if not completed in a timely fashion. This is often the final piece of the jigsaw in a long and laborious process.  Your own conveyancing solicitor will be unable to offer this service as the mortgage company requires another independent solicitor to advise on the transaction.  This is where we come in.

We are there for when you might need another solicitor standing by to deal with the final part of the transaction.

We have a fixed fee advisory service and we do not require you to come to the office.

What are the steps?

The first step is to place our details on the ILA form. This goes to Barclays and is arranged by your Barclays broker. Those details go to Barclay’s head office and the ILA pack will come to the solicitors. They will review it and arrange a video conference either by Skype or faceTime. You will need to produce ID and once the advice is given the certificate is sent to Barclays by recorded delivery and by email to the Barclays broker. We shall write to you with confirmation of advice and a copy of the certificate.

We provide efficient service with the minimum of fuss.

How long does it take?

Once you fill in our details on the initial form Barclays take about 2 weeks to provide this. We suggest you chase your broker if it takes longer. Once we receive the pack we shall notify you immediately and usually arrange a video call on the same day. The Barclays ILA certificate will be sent out usually the same day.

What is the cost?

Barclays Independent Legal Advice certification.

This includes a meeting, reviewing the documents seeking any clarification from the conducting solicitors and finally certifying the documents with a letter of comprehensive advice. We then send the certificate to a dedicated email address and by recorded delivery on the same day. We will send to you to send on to your solicitors the ILA certificate

£250 + VAT

For any additional person, we need to advise (in joint lending/guarantors)

£50.00 + VAT

No Hidden Fees Guarantee. – There are no sneaky charges, this is a fixed fee service.

Who should I contact?

For a quick turn around and response within 1 hour* please call Garner & Hancock Solicitors 0208 232 9560 and ask for Mr Vinay Tanna.

Or complete the form below

We also provide a service where we can come to your home or business. *Within business hours


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