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FAQs for the New Life Mortgages Conveyancing Panel

I have just been informed by my IFA that my lawyer is not on the New Life Mortgages Solicitor panel. How can I be certain that this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for New Life Mortgages.
We are getting closer to an exchange and my mum and dad having transferred the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender New Life Mortgages. I am advised that, being on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform New Life Mortgages if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with New Life Mortgages to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to New Life Mortgages if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Do I need to visit the offices of the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Leeds so that I can attend their offices if required.
As opposed to ten years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Leeds .
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the New Life Mortgages panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing
We were going to get a DIP from New Life Mortgages this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the New Life Mortgages recommend a solicitor on the New Life 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 New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the New Life Mortgages through the process.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with New Life Mortgages. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with New Life Mortgages you will need to appoint a solicitor on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel.