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My husband and I are novices when it comes to buying a property. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Magellan Homeloans have this afternoon contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?
If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is usual for the purchaser's solicitors to also act for the purchaser's lender.

In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitors should contact Magellan Homeloans and see if they can apply for membership of the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable Magellan Homeloans will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You don't have to instruct a firm on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

Expecting to complete my purchase next Tuesday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Magellan Homeloans. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Magellan Homeloans’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Magellan Homeloans). Being on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Chelsea on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the Magellan Homeloans approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..
My solicitors in Newcastle have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Magellan Homeloans. Is it case that being on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Magellan Homeloans Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Magellan Homeloans directly.
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Magellan Homeloans be concerned
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Magellan Homeloans your lawyer must to check the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Magellan Homeloans . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Magellan Homeloans where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
I have a mortgage with Magellan Homeloans. My father has just retired and wants to pay off the mortgage left on the property. After Magellan Homeloans is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Magellan Homeloans mortgage is discharged.
Although you do need to retain the services of a lawyer they dont need to be on the Magellan Homeloans panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.
My husband and I are remortgaging a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beappointed. My colleaguerecommended that we enquire that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Magellan Homeloans panel. Is this right?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Magellan Homeloans conveyancing panel. Click here to search for a Hendon conveyancing practitioner on the on the Magellan Homeloans solicitors pane.