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I am getting a mortgage with Platform Home Loans. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Platform Home Loans Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Platform Home Loans’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Can you clarify something for me?. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Platform Home Loans was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions 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)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Platform Home Loans.
I am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Leeds who is on the Platform Home Loans solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Platform Home Loans . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I was due to move into my flat two days ago. My solicitor is on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not advised Platform Home Loans of their new address. Platform Home Loans is now refusing to release my funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
This is a rare situation indeed. The majority of lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Platform Home Loans branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Platform Home Loans. Solicitors have been instructed? 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 done 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
Why might a lender such as Platform Home Loans withdraw a mortgage offer?
Banks and Building Societies such as Platform Home Loans can revoke their mortgage offer although this is unusual. should Platform Home Loans withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to the reasons why. There are various possible reasons but here are 5 examples:
  • If the financial circumstances of the borrower have changed to the detriment and the Platform Home Loans has been notified
  • If the borrower informs Platform Home Loans of a change in security address
  • If the borrower informs Platform Home Loans of a change in the loan amount agreed
  • Situations where information provided by the borrower that enabled the lender to make a lending decision is fraudulent, incorrect or misleading.
  • Where the Lender’s right to possession is fettered in some way
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Platform Home Loans. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Platform Home Loans. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Platform Home Loans branches or the Customer Services Department at Platform Home Loans head office. In most cases complaints to Platform Home Loans are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.