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Q and A’s regarding the Intelligent Finance Conveyancing Panel

My financial adviser has asked me for my solicitor’s panel reference for the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I find this out. I have called my local Intelligent Finance branch but they have not responded to me.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Intelligent Finance panel reference.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Intelligent Finance will not agree to this. Why was Intelligent Finance even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Intelligent Finance of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Intelligent Finance then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Intelligent Finance.
Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Intelligent Finance directly.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Intelligent Finance 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.
is it true that all solicitor firms on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a loan from Intelligent Finance. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about Intelligent Finance. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Intelligent Finance branches or the Customer Services Team at Intelligent Finance head office. Ordinarily complaints to Intelligent Finance are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
We are are buying a penthouse in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to begiven the go-ahead. My friendrecommended that we enquire that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the Intelligent Finance list of approved conveyancing firms. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Intelligent Finance conveyancing panel. Use the above search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Intelligent Finance list of approved conveyancing firms.