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Frequently asked questions relating to the Capital Home Loans Conveyancing Panel

On what basis would a firm of solicitors be removed from the Capital Home Loans solicitor panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of law firms had been removed from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Capital Home Loans
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Capital Home Loans will not agree to this. Why was Capital Home Loans even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Capital Home Loans of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Capital Home Loans then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Capital Home Loans.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Manchester on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Capital Home Loans approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another 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. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
My solicitors in London have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Capital Home Loans. Is it case that being on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
It very much depends from lender to lender 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 Capital Home Loans Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Capital Home Loans directly.
My brother and I have agreed a price on a apartment I spoke to a conveyancer recommended by my uncle and he recommended instructing a law firm approved by Capital Home Loans. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Capital Home Loans if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Capital Home Loans suggested that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Capital Home Loans 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Capital Home Loans to suggest a law firm in your location. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Capital Home Loans’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Capital Home Loans. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Capital Home Loans you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel.
My offer on house has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What should be my next step? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Capital Home Loans?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Capital Home Loans and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.