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Examples of recent questions relating to the Mortgage Agency Services Solicitor Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Mortgage Agency Services conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
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.
I am buying a new build duplex and my conveyancer is telling me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the seller as her practice is on the Mortgage Agency Services conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange contracts and I would rather not delay 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 Mortgage Agency Services approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Mortgage Agency Services). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Mortgage Agency Services conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Mortgage Agency Services approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Mortgage Agency Services conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Mortgage Agency Services solicitor panel.
I am trying to get my former partner taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Mortgage Agency Services really insist on which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Mortgage Agency Services then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Mortgage Agency Services solicitors panel
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Mortgage Agency Services panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a sensible 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 advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Mortgage Agency Services have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Mortgage Agency Services your lawyer must to check the Mortgage Agency Services conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Mortgage Agency Services . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Mortgage Agency Services 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.
Completion of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Mortgage Agency Services. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Mortgage Agency Services. How do I make a complaint?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Mortgage Agency Services branches or the Customer Services Department at Mortgage Agency Services head office. We understand that complaints to Mortgage Agency Services are sorted out very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.