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Common questions asked concerning the LiveMore Solicitor Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the LiveMore conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
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.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company LiveMore will not agree to this. Why was LiveMore even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the LiveMore conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform LiveMore of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to LiveMore then they would have to discontinue acting for you and LiveMore.
Do all the firms listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the LiveMore conveyancing panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I am purchasing a garden flat and getting a mortgage with LiveMore. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the LiveMore conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the LiveMore conveyancing panel in your location.
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the LiveMore conveyancing panel requirements are different to LiveMore’s conveyancing panel requirements.
I have a mortgage with LiveMore. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform LiveMore?
Your original mortgage agreement with LiveMore will provide that you need their approval before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of LiveMore’s mortgage conditions. It may be that LiveMore will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact LiveMore directly. You need not do this via a LiveMore conveyancing panel firm.
Planning on purchasing a house with a mortgage with LiveMore. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the LiveMore 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 LiveMore conveyancing panel