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Examples of recent questions relating to the LendInvest Solicitor Panel
For what reasons would a firm of solicitors be excluded from the LendInvest solicitor panel?
A survey recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority found that three quarters of solicitor practices had been removed from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
- lack of transactions
- the lawyer is a sole practitioner
- as part of the HSBC panel reduction
- regulatory contact by SRA
- accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by LendInvest
My god-son is buying a newly built flat with a home loan from LendInvest. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the LendInvest conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked.
The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.
The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the LendInvest conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
What tools are available to find a local solicitor on the LendInvest conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. 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 LendInvest solicitor panel.
My uncle 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 £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to LendInvest , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then LendInvest will insist on your using a conveyancer on the LendInvest 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 LendInvest 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 LendInvest mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the LendInvest panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a good start. 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 advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction
Intending to buy a flat with a mortgage with LendInvest. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the LendInvest conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the LendInvest conveyancing panel
LendInvest have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up LendInvest or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. LendInvest will tell you what documents they want. LendInvest will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. LendInvest will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.