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FAQs for the New Street Mortgages Conveyancing Panel

I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the New Street Mortgages panel of conveyancing solicitors. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
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.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from New Street Mortgages was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My solicitor has advised that as she is on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the New Street Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on New Street Mortgages)which states that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to New Street Mortgages.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Manchester so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Whereas this was necessary 12 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 Manchester .
I am buying a new build flat and getting a mortgage with New Street Mortgages. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
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.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel?
A selection of lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as New Street Mortgages do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from New Street Mortgages. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about New Street Mortgages. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the New Street Mortgages branches or the Customer Services Team at New Street Mortgages head office. We understand that complaints to New Street Mortgages are sorted out very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

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