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My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Investec fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Investec conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any Investec conveyancers you'd recommend?
Investec’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 Investec will allow to act for them.
Our solicitor has identified a problem with the lease for the property we are buying. The seller’s lawyers have offered title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor says that as he is on the Investec conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or 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 have to be complied with by the Investec conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Investec
I am looking for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be sure that all the firms that are listed on your site are on the Investec conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Investec panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Investec panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Investec conveyancing panel is incorrect.
My aunt passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £4500. 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.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Investec. Solicitors have been appointed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Investec?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Investec completed the valuation? Have you advised Investec as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Investec conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have telephoned Investec on numerous occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Investec conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
As long as the conveyancer is on the Investec panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Investec. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Investec will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Investec to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
We are are acquiring a penthouse in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to begiven the go-ahead. My brother-in-lawadvised that we enquire that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Investec panel. Is this really necessary?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Investec conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Investec solicitors pane.