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New Street Mortgages Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions
My husband and I are buying a 2 bedroom apartment in Leeds with a mortgage from New Street Mortgages. We have a solicitor but New Street Mortgages says he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the New Street Mortgages panel firms or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for New Street Mortgages
We are approaching 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 Street Mortgages. I am advised that, being on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform New Street Mortgages if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I disclosed to the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for this now to be an issue?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with New Street 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 Street Mortgages if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Chelsea on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for New Street Mortgages ?
We do not recommend specific firms 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. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
I am purchasing a garden flat and getting a mortgage with New Street Mortgages. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel in your location.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from New Street Mortgages as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
New Street Mortgages do not ordinarily appoint a member of their conveyancing panel 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 New Street Mortgages list
We have had an offer accepted on a flat I spoke to a solicitor previously used by my brother and he advised instructing a law firm approved by New Street Mortgages. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked New Street Mortgages if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. New Street Mortgages pointed out that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of New Street Mortgages 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask New Street Mortgages to suggest a law firm in your location. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet New Street Mortgages’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by New Street Mortgages. Is it usual for New Street Mortgages to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for New Street Mortgages to deal with your lawyers application to be on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.