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Platform Home Loans Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions
I am expecting a mortgage with Platform Home Loans. I would like to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Platform Home Loans Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Platform Home Loans’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Our lawyer has uncovered a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying. The other side have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor has advised that as he is on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Platform Home Loans?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and Platform Home Loans are the client. A precondition to being on the Platform Home Loans approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Platform Home Loans). The CML Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that Platform Home Loans can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 miles to meet the solicitor.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool 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 Platform Home Loans solicitor panel.
My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Platform Home Loans , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Platform Home Loans will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Platform Home Loans. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save on the costs? 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 Platform Home Loans involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel.
Intending to buy a flat with a mortgage with Platform Home Loans. 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 Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel
At last I have had an offer on an apartment 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 booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage app going with Platform Home Loans?
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 Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.
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