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My property lawyer is not on the Aviva Equity Release Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my preferred solicitor even though they are excluded from the Aviva Equity Release panel?
You have a number of options available to you here:
- Carry on with your existing lawyers but Aviva Equity Release will need to instruct a lawyer on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
- Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel.
- Urge your lawyer to apply to join the Aviva Equity Release lender panel
Much to my surprise my solicitor is asking me for identification documents stating that this is part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the Aviva Equity Release Conveyancing panel. Can you confirm whether this is the case?
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 Aviva Equity Release 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 Aviva Equity Release CML Handbook requirements last updated on Aviva Equity Release
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
My conveyancers in Manchester have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Aviva Equity Release. Is it case that being on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Aviva Equity Release Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Aviva Equity Release directly.
I'm spending time viewing flats and am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Aviva Equity Release
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Aviva Equity Release , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel.
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Aviva Equity Release. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Aviva Equity Release panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Aviva Equity Release mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Aviva Equity Release mortgage from the register. Aviva Equity Release,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Aviva Equity Release has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Aviva Equity Release has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Aviva Equity Release mortgage has been paid off.
Intending to buy a house with a mortgage with Aviva Equity Release. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Aviva Equity Release conveyancing panel
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