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Frequently asked questions relating to the Capital Home Loans Solicitor Panel
My fiance and I are purchasing a 2 bedroom apartment in Leeds with a mortgage from Capital Home Loans. We like our solicitor but Capital Home Loans says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Capital Home Loans panel firms or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Capital Home Loans use our lawyer?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Capital Home Loans
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Capital Home Loans was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My lawyer informs me 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.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25 kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use 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 Capital Home Loans solicitor panel.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel requirements are different to Capital Home Loans’s conveyancing panel requirements.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Capital Home Loans panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Sometime soon me and my wife are taking a long lease of a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beinstructed. My colleaguesuggested that we double-check that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Capital Home Loans solicitors panel. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Capital Home Loans conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Capital Home Loans approved list of lawyers.