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Examples of recent questions relating to the Paratus AMC Solicitor Panel
My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Paratus AMC fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any Paratus AMC conveyancers you'd recommend?
Paratus AMC’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Paratus AMC will allow to act for them.
We are nearing an exchange and my mum and dad having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender Paratus AMC. Apparently, being on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Paratus AMC if the balance of the mortgage advance is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Paratus AMC to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Paratus AMC if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Leeds who is on the Paratus AMC approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Paratus AMC . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I was due to complete on my first house yesterday. My solicitor is on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel but has changed address 8 weeks ago and had not informed Paratus AMC of their new address. Paratus AMC has locked down the release of mortgage funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. The majority of lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Paratus AMC branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
I have not been happy with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Paratus AMC conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
There is little point in complaining directly to Paratus AMC. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.
The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.
If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Paratus AMC 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 Paratus AMC mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Paratus AMC 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 Paratus AMC 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.
My offer on house has been accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage app going with Paratus AMC?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Paratus AMC conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Paratus AMC and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.