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Platform Home Loans Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

It has come to my attention via my lender that my property lawyer is not on the Platform Home Loans Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the the approved Platform Home Loans solicitor panel.
Our solicitor has discovered a legal deficiency with the lease for the flat we are buying. The other side have suggested defective title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer 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.
I see that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I would like to get my ex-wife removed the mortgage deeds. Can Platform Home Loans really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans solicitors panel
Is there a list of Platform Home Loans panel solicitors on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Platform Home Loans. Solicitors have been appointed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Platform Home Loans?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Platform Home Loans conducted the valuation? Have you advised Platform Home Loans as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 2010 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Platform Home Loans are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Platform Home Loans are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Platform Home Loans have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Platform Home Loans have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Platform Home Loans 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.