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Common questions asked concerning the Coutts & Co Solicitor Panel
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Our lawyer has uncovered a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying. The other side have offered defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that as he is on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Coutts & Co?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Coutts & Co does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Coutts & Co are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to by the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Coutts & Co
I am searching for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the practices that are identified on your website are on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have advised us that they are on the Coutts & Co panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Coutts & Co panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel is not accurate.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Coutts & Co really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Coutts & Co 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 Coutts & Co solicitors panel
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Coutts & Co do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Coutts & Co. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Coutts & Co involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Coutts & Co. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 2010 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Coutts & Co are being a right pain. The solicitor who is on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Coutts & Co are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Coutts & Co have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Coutts & Co have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Coutts & Co may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.