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

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FAQs for the Aviva Equity Release Conveyancing Panel

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Aviva Equity Release fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and reasonably priced. Are there any Aviva Equity Release conveyancers you'd recommend?
Aviva Equity Release’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Aviva Equity Release will allow to act for them.
My lawyer has identified an inconsistency between the surveyor’s assumptions in Aviva Equity Release’s home valuation survey and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that as he is on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel he is obliged to check that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s approach correct?
A precondition to being on the Aviva Equity Release approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Aviva Equity Release) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
How do I search for a local solicitor on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25 miles to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Aviva Equity Release solicitor panel.
I was expecting to move into my dream home last Friday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Aviva Equity Release solicitors panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not informed Aviva Equity Release of their new address. Aviva Equity Release 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. The majority of 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 Aviva Equity Release branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
What are the common reasons for a lender such as Aviva Equity Release to withdraw a mortgage offer?
Lenders such as Aviva Equity Release can withdraw their mortgage offer although this is unusual. should Aviva Equity Release withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to the reasons why. There are various possible reasons but here are a number of examples:
  • Aviva Equity Release may amend or withdraw an offer if the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel solicitor is unable to confirm compliance with any of the conditions of the mortgage offer or if any of the terms of the mortgage offer cannot be satisfied
  • If the financial circumstances of the borrower have changed to the detriment and the Aviva Equity Release has been notified
  • Where to proceed with the Mortgage offer would be unlawful
  • Where the Lender’s right to possession is fettered in some way
  • If the solicitor on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel acting for the applicant, borrower, mortgagor or guarantor cannot comply with Aviva Equity Release ‘s instructions
We expect to receive a DIP from Aviva Equity Release this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Aviva Equity Release recommend a solicitor on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Aviva Equity Release through the process.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
Complaining to Aviva Equity Release about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.