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FAQs for the Platform Home Loans Solicitor Panel

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Platform Home Loans fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any Platform Home Loans conveyancers you'd recommend?
Platform Home Loans’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Platform Home Loans will allow to act for them.
My son is about to exchange on a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Platform Home Loans. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in who is on the Platform Home Loans approved. Can you recommend a local 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 first house two days ago. My solicitor is on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel but has changed address 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. Most 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.
I have a mortgage with Platform Home Loans. My grandfather retired last week and wants to pay off the mortgage left on the property. After Platform Home Loans is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long does the process take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Platform Home Loans mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Platform Home Loans conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans 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.
Platform Home Loans 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 Platform Home Loans or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Platform Home Loans will tell you what documents they want. Platform Home Loans 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. Platform Home Loans 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.