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Examples of recent questions relating to the Pepper Homeloans Solicitor Panel
Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer is not isted on the Pepper Homeloans Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Pepper Homeloans.
We are getting closer to an exchange and my parents having transferred 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 Pepper Homeloans. I am advised that, being on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Pepper Homeloans if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I advised 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 Pepper Homeloans 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 Pepper Homeloans if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 kilometers to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Pepper Homeloans solicitor panel.
I am trying to get my ex-wife taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Pepper Homeloans really insist on which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Pepper Homeloans then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Pepper Homeloans solicitors panel
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Pepper Homeloans panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 150. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Pepper Homeloans 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 Pepper Homeloans 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.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Pepper Homeloans are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Pepper Homeloans are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Pepper Homeloans have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Pepper Homeloans have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Pepper Homeloans may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.