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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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Common questions asked concerning the Kent Reliance Solicitor Panel

I appointed a solicitor to work on my house purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Kent Reliance. The firm confirmed to me that they are on Kent Reliance conveyancing panel and advised me their panel number. Kent Reliance then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Kent Reliance as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
I am purchasing a newly built duplex and my conveyancer is advising me that she has to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange and I would rather not prolong 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 need to find a Kent Reliance panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent 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. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to have the title changed 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 were going to get a DIP from Kent Reliance this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Kent Reliance recommend a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Kent Reliance through the process.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a loan from Kent Reliance. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Kent Reliance. How do I make a complaint?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Kent Reliance branches or the Customer Services Department at Kent Reliance head office. Ordinarily complaints to Kent Reliance are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.