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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Kent Reliance list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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FAQs for the Kent Reliance Solicitor Panel

I am obtaining a offer of a mortgage from Kent Reliance. I hope to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Kent Reliance Conveyancing panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers
Kent Reliance’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
My lawyer has discovered a discrepancy between the assumptions in Kent Reliance’s home valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor says that as he is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel he needs to check that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my lawyer’s stance right?
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) 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 need to find a Kent Reliance panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
It is not clear why you need a Kent Reliance panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Kent Reliance to find out which solicitors in Kent Reliance are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
I am attempting to get my ex-wife taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Kent Reliance really insist on which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Kent Reliance then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Kent Reliance solicitors panel
is it true that all solicitor firms on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel overseen by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Kent Reliance. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save on the costs? 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 Kent Reliance involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance 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 Kent Reliance. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.