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Common questions asked concerning the Adam & Company International Solicitor Panel
Much to my surprise I have been told by my estate agent that my lawyer is not on the Adam & Company International Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the conveyancing panel for Adam & Company International.
My nephew is about to exchange on a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Adam & Company International. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.
The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.
The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Newcastle who is on the Adam & Company International approved. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Adam & Company International . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I was due to move into my dream home yesterday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel but has changed address in the past couple of months and had not advised Adam & Company International of their new address. Adam & Company International has locked down the release of mortgage funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Adam & Company International branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Adam & Company International. Solicitors have been appointed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Adam & Company International?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Adam & Company International done the valuation? Have you advised Adam & Company International as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
The for formalities of my remortgage has taken place with a mortgage from Adam & Company International. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Adam & Company International. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Adam & Company International branches or the Customer Services Team at Adam & Company International head office. We understand that complaints to Adam & Company International are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the
Financial Ombudsman Service
with full details of your complaint.
I have instructed a lawyer having checked that they are on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Having read lots of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Adam & Company International conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Adam & Company International will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Adam & Company International 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.
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 Adam & Company International you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.