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FAQs : The Kent Reliance Solicitor Panel
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
I am buying a newly built duplex and my solicitor is telling me that she has to disclose incentives from the builder as her firm is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange and I would rather not delay matters. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Kent Reliance approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Kent Reliance). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I am purchasing a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in London who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
My grandfather 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 transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Kent Reliance , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Kent Reliance will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Kent Reliance 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 Kent Reliance 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 Kent Reliance mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Kent Reliance as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Kent Reliance would not normally appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Kent Reliance list
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. Solicitors have been instructed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Kent Reliance?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Kent Reliance conducted the survey? Have you advised Kent Reliance as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance 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 Kent Reliance you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
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