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Frequently asked questions relating to the Investec Solicitor Panel

I would like to know the reason why all UK lawyers aren't included on the Investec Solicitor panel?
As unjust as it may seem for Investec to restrict who can act for them from the public’s or solicitor’s point of view, the other side of the coin is that the lenders are becoming ever more anxious and feel the necessary need to protect them from mortgage fraud and other illegal activities. As a result of this concern Investec are limiting their conveyancing panel to a manageable size. The Investec solicitor panel is not the most difficult to join
Our lawyer has identified a defect with the lease for the property we are buying. The seller’s lawyers have suggested title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Investec conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Investec?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Investec 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 Investec are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to by the Investec conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Investec
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Chelsea on the Investec conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Investec approved panel?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
My grandfather passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Investec , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Investec will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Investec conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Investec conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Investec mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Investec as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Investec conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Investec would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers 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 Investec panel
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Investec. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? 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 Investec involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Investec 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 Investec. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Investec conveyancing panel.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Investec 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 Investec mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Investec 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 Investec 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.