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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the GE Money list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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GE Money Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay GE Money fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the GE Money conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any GE Money conveyancers you'd recommend?
GE Money’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that GE Money will allow to act for them.
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from GE Money was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the GE Money conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the GE Money approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on GE Money)which states 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 GE Money.
Do lenders provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the GE Money conveyancing panel?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the GE Money conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from GE Money directly.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the GE Money conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the GE Money 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.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from GE Money as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the GE Money conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
GE Money do not ordinarily appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the GE Money list
We have agreed a price on a flat I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my uncle and he suggested instructing a law firm approved by GE Money. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked GE Money if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. GE Money suggested that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of GE Money 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask GE Money for conveyancing panel firms in your area. 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 GE Money 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 GE Money conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet GE Money’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 recently had an offer accepted on a house. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 200. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the GE Money 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 GE Money 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.