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I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Rooftop Mortgages panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Rooftop Mortgages will not agree to this. Why was Rooftop Mortgages even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Rooftop Mortgages of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Rooftop Mortgages then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Rooftop Mortgages.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Rooftop Mortgages approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Rooftop Mortgages solicitor panel.
My lawyers in Leeds have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with Rooftop Mortgages. Is it case that being on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Rooftop Mortgages directly.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Rooftop Mortgages. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Rooftop Mortgages you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Rooftop Mortgages conveyancing panel.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Rooftop Mortgages 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 Rooftop Mortgages mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Rooftop Mortgages 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 Rooftop Mortgages 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.
My offer on house has been accepted, but there is a chain. 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 should be my next step? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Rooftop Mortgages?
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 Rooftop Mortgages 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 Rooftop Mortgages and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.