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FAQs : The MPowered Mortgages Conveyancing Panel

On what basis could a firm of solicitors be excluded from the MPowered Mortgages solicitor panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of law firms had been excluded from a lender panel. The top reasons in order are :
  1. lack of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by MPowered Mortgages
My lawyer has discovered a difference when comparing the assumptions in MPowered Mortgages’s valuation survey and what is revealed within the title deeds. My solicitor has advised that as he is on the MPowered Mortgages conveyancing panel he needs to check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s course or action appropriate?
A precondition to being on the MPowered Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on MPowered Mortgages) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the MPowered Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Manchester so that I can pop in to their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for MPowered Mortgages undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
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 MPowered Mortgages. Is it case that being on the MPowered Mortgages 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 MPowered Mortgages Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting MPowered Mortgages directly.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from MPowered Mortgages as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the MPowered Mortgages conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
MPowered Mortgages would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the MPowered Mortgages panel
We expect to receive a DIP from MPowered Mortgages 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 MPowered Mortgages recommend a solicitor on the MPowered Mortgages 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 MPowered Mortgages conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the MPowered Mortgages through the process.
My husband and I are in the process of viewing apartments and am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with MPowered Mortgages
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. 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 estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with MPowered Mortgages , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the MPowered Mortgages conveyancing panel.