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FAQs for the Mortgage Express (No 2) Conveyancing Panel

I am expecting a mortgage offer from Mortgage Express (No 2). I hope to use a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Mortgage Express (No 2) Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Mortgage Express (No 2)’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am buying a new build duplex and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the seller as her practice is on the Mortgage Express (No 2) conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange and I dont want to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Mortgage Express (No 2) approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Mortgage Express (No 2)). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
How do I search for a local solicitor on the Mortgage Express (No 2) conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 miles to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. 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 Mortgage Express (No 2) solicitor panel.
My lawyers in Liverpool have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Mortgage Express (No 2). Is it case that being on the Mortgage Express (No 2) conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
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 Mortgage Express (No 2) Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Mortgage Express (No 2) directly.
We expect to receive a DIP from Mortgage Express (No 2) this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Mortgage Express (No 2) recommend a solicitor on the Mortgage Express (No 2) conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Mortgage Express (No 2) conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Mortgage Express (No 2) through the process.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Mortgage Express (No 2) conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Mortgage Express (No 2) panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Mortgage Express (No 2) 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 Mortgage Express (No 2) or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Mortgage Express (No 2) will tell you what documents they want. Mortgage Express (No 2) 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. Mortgage Express (No 2) 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.