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Newbury Mortgage Services Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

On what basis could a law firm be excluded from the Newbury Mortgage Services solicitor panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of solicitor practices had been removed 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 Newbury Mortgage Services
My solicitor has identified an inconsistency between the assumptions in Newbury Mortgage Services’s valuation survey and what is in the legal papers for the property. My solicitor has advised that as he is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my lawyer’s course or action correct?
A precondition to being on the Newbury Mortgage Services approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Newbury Mortgage Services) 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.
Do all the firms listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
My aunt passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Newbury Mortgage Services , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Newbury Mortgage Services will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Newbury Mortgage Services mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Newbury Mortgage Services as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Newbury Mortgage Services do not ordinarily appoint firms on 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 Newbury Mortgage Services list
We have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my brother and he advised retaining a solicitor approved by Newbury Mortgage Services. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Newbury Mortgage Services if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Newbury Mortgage Services suggested that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Newbury Mortgage Services 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Newbury Mortgage Services 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 Newbury Mortgage Services 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 Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Newbury Mortgage Services’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.
My husband and I are buying a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to beretained. My brother-in-lawsuggested that we make sure that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Newbury Mortgage Services panel. Is this really necessary?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Newbury Mortgage Services solicitors pane.