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My lawyer has never been on on the JPMorgan Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my preferred solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the JPMorgan panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a JPMorgan mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the JPMorgan conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by JPMorgan. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
My lawyer has uncovered a discrepancy when comparing the information in JPMorgan’s home valuation survey and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer informs me that as he is on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel he is obliged to check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my lawyer’s course or action appropriate?
A precondition to being on the JPMorgan approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on JPMorgan) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I have been looking for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the practices that are identified on your site are on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have advised us that they are on the JPMorgan panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the JPMorgan panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel is not accurate.
My conveyancers in Newcastle have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with JPMorgan. Is it case that being on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the JPMorgan Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting JPMorgan directly.
In what circumstances might JPMorgan amend or withdraw their mortgage offer?
Banks and Building Societies such as JPMorgan can withdraw their mortgage offer although this rarely happens. In the unlikely event that JPMorgan withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to their reasoning. There are various possible reasons but here are 5 examples:
  • If the financial circumstances of the borrower have changed to the detriment and the JPMorgan has been notified
  • If the borrower informs JPMorgan of a change in security address
  • A cashback to the buyer, or | part of the price includes a non-cash incentive to the buyer (eg paid stamp duty land tax),or | any indirect incentive (cash or non cash) or rental guarantee, of which the lender was previously unaware
  • Where the lender has to take account a recent change in law
  • Where the sale is not at arms length for value to unconnected persons
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a loan from JPMorgan. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about JPMorgan. 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 JPMorgan branches or the Customer Care Team at JPMorgan head office. We understand that 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.
I have instructed a lawyer having checked that they are on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of house buying,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
JPMorgan will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually JPMorgan will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with JPMorgan you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.