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Pepper Homeloans Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

The solicitor my husband and I had intended to instruct on a purchase said he would charge more if my lender is due to their unusual legal requirements. Am I likely to be frustrated using Pepper Homeloans? Is Pepper Homeloans conveyancing so much more difficult?
Pepper Homeloans conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Pepper Homeloans will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
I am due to move into my new home next Monday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Pepper Homeloans. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Pepper Homeloans’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Pepper Homeloans). Being on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing 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.
We're in Wales, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Pepper Homeloans , but our solicitor is on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
We were going to get a DIP from Pepper Homeloans this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Pepper Homeloans recommend a solicitor on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Pepper Homeloans conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Pepper Homeloans through the process.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Pepper Homeloans 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 Pepper Homeloans mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Pepper Homeloans 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 Pepper Homeloans 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.
Pepper Homeloans have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Pepper Homeloans or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Pepper Homeloans will tell you what documents they want. Pepper Homeloans will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Pepper Homeloans will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.