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FAQs for the Paragon Mortgages Solicitor Panel
For what reasons could a law firm be removed from the Paragon Mortgages solicitor panel?
A survey recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority found that three quarters of solicitor practices had been excluded from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
- lack of transactions
- the lawyer is a sole practitioner
- as part of the HSBC panel reduction
- regulatory contact by SRA
- accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Paragon Mortgages
I am purchasing a new build duplex and my solicitor is telling me that she has to disclose incentives from the builder as her firm is on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange and I would rather not delay the conveyancing. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Paragon Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Paragon Mortgages). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I require the services of a Paragon Mortgages panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Paragon Mortgages panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Paragon Mortgages to find out which solicitors in Paragon Mortgages are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
My conveyancers in Leeds 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 number of years?
It very much depends from lender to lender 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 today made my last payment due on 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.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Paragon Mortgages. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Paragon Mortgages. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Paragon Mortgages branches or the Customer Services Department at Paragon Mortgages head office. Ordinarily complaints to Paragon Mortgages are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 200. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Paragon Mortgages conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Paragon Mortgages panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.