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Common questions asked concerning the LiveMore Solicitor Panel

A conveyancer my fiance and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a remortgage said he would charge more if my mortgage is with LiveMore because of their difficult processes! Will I regret using LiveMore? Any comments will be appreciated
LiveMore conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the LiveMore conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as LiveMore will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Our nephew is in the process of securing a house that has just been built with a home loan from LiveMore. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
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 LiveMore conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested.

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 LiveMore conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the LiveMore conveyancing panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I was scheduled to move into my dream home two days ago. My solicitor is on the LiveMore conveyancing panel but has moved offices 8 weeks ago and had not informed LiveMore of their new address. LiveMore has locked down the release of mortgage funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
This is a rare situation indeed. The majority of lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local LiveMore branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the LiveMore conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
We expect to receive a DIP from LiveMore this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the LiveMore recommend a solicitor on the LiveMore 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 LiveMore conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the LiveMore through the process.
I'm at the point of looking at flats and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I I am planning to take a mortgage with LiveMore
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with LiveMore , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the LiveMore conveyancing panel.