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Q and A’s regarding the Capital Home Loans Conveyancing Panel

The conveyancer my husband and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a remortgage said he will levy higher legal fees if my lender is because of their unusual legal requirements. Will I regret using Capital Home Loans? Any comments will be appreciated
Capital Home Loans conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Capital Home Loans will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Capital Home Loans was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
A precondition to being on the Capital Home Loans approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Capital Home Loans)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Capital Home Loans.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Middlesbrough on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Capital Home Loans ?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..
I would like to get my ex-wife removed the mortgage deeds. Can Capital Home Loans really tell me which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Capital Home Loans then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Capital Home Loans solicitors panel
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel?
It is true that some lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their panels.
I had an offer accepted on a house on the 20th February 2014, valuation was booked 4 days after, all came back fine. Conveyancer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Capital Home Loans and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Capital Home Loans to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Capital Home Loans mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Capital Home Loans mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Capital Home Loans mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Capital Home Loans in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.