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Paratus AMC Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
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.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Paratus AMC will not agree to this. Why was Paratus AMC even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Paratus AMC of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Paratus AMC then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Paratus AMC.
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Paratus AMC solicitor panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
My aunt passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Paratus AMC , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Paratus AMC will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Paratus AMC 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 Paratus AMC 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 Paratus AMC mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Paratus AMC have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Paratus AMC your lawyer must to check the Paratus AMC conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Paratus AMC . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Paratus AMC where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
We were going to get a DIP from Paratus AMC this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Paratus AMC recommend a solicitor on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Paratus AMC through the process.
Planning on purchasing a flat with a mortgage with Paratus AMC. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel