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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Landmark list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Frequently asked questions relating to the Landmark Mortgages Solicitor Panel

My lawyer is not listed on the Landmark Mortgages Solicitor Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Landmark Mortgages panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You have a number of options available to you here:
  1. Carry on with your existing lawyers but Landmark Mortgages will need to instruct a lawyer on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel.
  3. Urge your lawyer to apply to join the Landmark Mortgages lender panel
I am buying a new build flat and my solicitor is advising me that she has to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to sign contracts and my preference is not to prolong matters. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Landmark Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Landmark Mortgages). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Landmark Mortgages approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Landmark Mortgages solicitor panel.
I am purchasing a semi-detached house and getting a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel in your location.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Landmark Mortgages panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction
My husband and I are in the throws of looking at flats and now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a home loan with Landmark Mortgages
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Landmark Mortgages , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of mortgage guides,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Landmark Mortgages conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Landmark Mortgages will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Landmark Mortgages 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 Landmark Mortgages you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.