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Frequently asked questions relating to the Adam & Company International Solicitor Panel
My lawyer is not on the Adam & Company International Conveyancing Panel. Can I still use my preferred solicitor even though they are excluded from the Adam & Company International panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Adam & Company International mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Adam & Company International. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
My conveyancing solicitor is asking me for ID documents stating that this forms part of his requirements as a solicitor on the Adam & Company International Conveyancing panel. Is this right?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Client Care letter that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Adam & Company International also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Adam & Company International CML Handbook requirements last updated on Adam & Company International
I need to find a Adam & Company International panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Adam & Company International panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Adam & Company International to find out which solicitors in Adam & Company International are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
The firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Hendon has without warning closed. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I gave them a cheque for £150 in advance. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help
When it comes to lenders such as Adam & Company International do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Adam & Company International panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Adam & Company International are being difficult. The solicitor who is on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Adam & Company International are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Adam & Company International have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Adam & Company International have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Adam & Company International may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.