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Fleet Mortgages Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions
I appointed a solicitor to carry out on my purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Fleet Mortgages. The solicitors confirmed to me that they are on Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel and provided me their panel reference. Fleet Mortgages then told me that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Do I instruct a different law firm currently on the conveyancing panel for Fleet Mortgages?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Fleet Mortgages as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
I am due to move into my new home next Friday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Fleet Mortgages. What risks do Fleet Mortgages expect the insurance to cover?
Any lawyer on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Fleet Mortgages’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Fleet Mortgages). Being on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
Do all the firms listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Fleet Mortgages solicitor panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
We're in Liverpool, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Fleet Mortgages , but our lawyer is on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Can you point me to a directory of Fleet Mortgages panel conveyancers on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Fleet Mortgages. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with Fleet Mortgages involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Fleet Mortgages 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 Fleet Mortgages. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Fleet Mortgages 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 Fleet Mortgages mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Fleet Mortgages 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 Fleet Mortgages 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.