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FAQs : The JPMorgan Conveyancing Panel

For what reasons would a law firm be excluded from the JPMorgan approved conveyancing panel?
A survey recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority found that three quarters of law firms had been removed from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by JPMorgan
I am purchasing a brand new duplex and my lawyer is advising me that she has to reveal incentives from the seller as her firm is on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I would rather not delay deal. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the JPMorgan panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the JPMorgan approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on JPMorgan). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Are the lawyers identified as being on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by JPMorgan?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from JPMorgan directly.
I am mortgaging my house does my lawyer need to be on the JPMorgan Conveyancing panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but JPMorgan will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Is it the case that all conveyancing lawyers on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
In the main there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their service
My fiance and I are at the point of viewing houses and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with JPMorgan
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with JPMorgan , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the JPMorgan conveyancing panel.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from JPMorgan. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about JPMorgan. How does one go about formally complaining?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the JPMorgan branches or the Customer Care Department at JPMorgan head office. Ordinarily complaints to JPMorgan are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.