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Newbury Mortgage Services Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

The solicitor my fiance and I had intended to instruct on a purchase said she would charge more if my lender is due to their difficult processes! Am I likely to be frustrated using Newbury Mortgage Services? Is Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing so much more difficult?
Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Newbury Mortgage Services will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Our lawyer has identified a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing. The seller’s lawyers have suggested title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Newbury Mortgage Services?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Newbury Mortgage Services does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Newbury Mortgage Services are the client. The appropriate lender requirements have to be complied with by the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Newbury Mortgage Services
Do lenders provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Newbury Mortgage Services directly.
I am purchasing a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Newbury Mortgage Services. 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 Newbury Mortgage Services 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 Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel in your location.
In what circumstances might Newbury Mortgage Services amend or withdraw their mortgage offer?
Banks and Building Societies such as Newbury Mortgage Services can revoke their mortgage offer although this is unusual. should Newbury Mortgage Services withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to the reasons why. There are many potential reasons but here are a few examples:
  • If the financial circumstances of the borrower have changed to the detriment and the Newbury Mortgage Services has been notified
  • If the borrower informs Newbury Mortgage Services of a change in the loan amount agreed
  • Where to proceed with the Mortgage offer would be unlawful
  • Where the sale is not at arms length for value to unconnected persons
  • Where the Lender’s right to possession is fettered in some way
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have telephoned Newbury Mortgage Services on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply dont know who is right
As long as the conveyancer is on the Newbury Mortgage Services panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Newbury Mortgage Services. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Newbury Mortgage Services will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Newbury Mortgage Services to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
I have instructed a lawyer having checked that they are on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of mortgage guides,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Newbury Mortgage Services conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Newbury Mortgage Services will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Newbury Mortgage Services will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Newbury Mortgage Services you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.