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Paragon Mortgages Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions
It has come to my attention via my mortgage adviser that my property lawyer is not on the Paragon Mortgages Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your lawyer directly. 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 the approved Paragon Mortgages solicitor panel.
Expecting to move into my new home next Thursday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Paragon Mortgages. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Paragon Mortgages’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Paragon Mortgages). Being on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Paragon Mortgages approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Paragon Mortgages solicitor panel.
My conveyancers in Manchester have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Paragon Mortgages. Is it case that being on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Paragon Mortgages Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Paragon Mortgages directly.
I have paid off my mortgage with Paragon Mortgages. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Paragon Mortgages panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Paragon Mortgages mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Paragon Mortgages mortgage from the register. Paragon Mortgages,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Paragon Mortgages has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Paragon Mortgages has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Paragon Mortgages mortgage has been paid off.
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Paragon Mortgages. Is it usual for Paragon Mortgages to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Paragon Mortgages to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Paragon Mortgages mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Paragon Mortgages mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Paragon Mortgages mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Paragon Mortgages in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.