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My property lawyer is not listed on the Pepper Homeloans Solicitor Panel. Can I still continue with my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Pepper Homeloans panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Pepper Homeloans mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Pepper Homeloans. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
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 Pepper Homeloans will not agree to this. Why was Pepper Homeloans even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Pepper Homeloans of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Pepper Homeloans then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Pepper Homeloans.
Do I need to visit the offices of the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in London so that I can attend their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Pepper Homeloans undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Pepper Homeloans. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with Pepper Homeloans involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Pepper Homeloans. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel.
I have a mortgage with Pepper Homeloans. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Pepper Homeloans?
Pepper Homeloans must be informed of your intention before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Pepper Homeloans’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Pepper Homeloans directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel solicitor.
I have instructed a lawyer having checked that they are on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've read lots of mortgage guides,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Pepper Homeloans will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Pepper Homeloans will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Pepper Homeloans you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.