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JPMorgan Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

I instructed a law firm to conduct the legal paperwork on my purchase 5 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with JPMorgan. The firm reassured me that they are on JPMorgan conveyancing panel and advised me their panel number. JPMorgan then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the conveyancing panel for JPMorgan?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the JPMorgan as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from JPMorgan was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My lawyer informs me that as she is on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
One of the many conditions to being on the JPMorgan approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on JPMorgan)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to JPMorgan.
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the JPMorgan solicitor panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
We're in London, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is JPMorgan , but our solicitor is on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the JPMorgan 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
I have a mortgage with JPMorgan. Conveyancing was finalised 12 months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform JPMorgan?
You must advise JPMorgan prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of JPMorgan’s mortgage conditions. It may be that JPMorgan will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact JPMorgan directly. You need not do this via a JPMorgan conveyancing panel firm.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from JPMorgan. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about JPMorgan. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the JPMorgan branches or the Customer Services Team at JPMorgan head office. In most cases complaints to JPMorgan are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
My husband and I are purchasing a 1st floor apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beinstructed. My brokeradvised that we make sure that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the JPMorgan list of approved conveyancing firms. Is this right?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the JPMorgan approved list of lawyers.