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What is the rationale as to why all solicitors are not on the Fleet Mortgages Solicitor panel?
Mortgage companies point to the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year. The removal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. It led to banks and building societies purging less reputable firms off their books
Our solicitor has discovered a problem with the lease for the property we are purchasing. The seller’s lawyers have suggested title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor has advised that as he is on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Fleet Mortgages?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Fleet Mortgages 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 Fleet Mortgages are the client. The appropriate lender requirements have to be complied with by the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Fleet Mortgages
How up to date is your search tool for the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel? Do Fleet Mortgages send you an updated list?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Fleet Mortgages directly.
I am in the process of remortgaging my home does my lawyer have to be on the Fleet Mortgages Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Fleet Mortgages will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
I'm in the throws of looking at houses and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I I am planning to take a home loan with Fleet Mortgages
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 EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Fleet Mortgages , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel.
I currently have a mortgage with with Fleet Mortgages. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Fleet Mortgages?
You must advise Fleet Mortgages in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Fleet Mortgages’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Fleet Mortgages directly. You need not do this via a Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel lawyer.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a loan from Fleet Mortgages. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Fleet Mortgages. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Fleet Mortgages branches or the Customer Services Team at Fleet Mortgages head office. Ordinarily complaints to Fleet Mortgages are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.