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Kensington Mortgage Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions
I have just been informed by my mortgage adviser that my property lawyer is not on the Kensington Mortgage Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the the approved Kensington Mortgage solicitor panel.
Our solicitor is asking me for proof of ID documents saying that this forms part of his retainer as a solicitor on the Kensington Mortgage Conveyancing panel. Is this right?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Kensington Mortgage your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Kensington Mortgage
How do I search for a local solicitor on the Kensington Mortgage conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Kensington Mortgage solicitor panel.
We're in Liverpool, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Kensington Mortgage , but our lawyer is on the Kensington Mortgage conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Kensington Mortgage 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
When it comes to lenders such as Kensington Mortgage do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Kensington Mortgage. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save us both money? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Kensington Mortgage involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kensington Mortgage 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 Kensington Mortgage. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Kensington Mortgage conveyancing panel.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having checked that they are on the Kensington Mortgage conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've 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 Kensington Mortgage conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Kensington Mortgage will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kensington Mortgage 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 Kensington Mortgage you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.