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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the theMortgageLender list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Find a Law Firm approved by theMortgageLender
Find a Law Firm approved by theMortgageLender

Find an Approved Solicitor on the The Mortgage Lender Limited Conveyancing Panel

Examples of recent questions relating to the The Mortgage Lender Solicitor Panel

I appointed a solicitor to work on my house purchase three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with The Mortgage Lender. The solicitors confirmed to me that they are on The Mortgage Lender conveyancing panel and gave me their panel reference. The Mortgage Lender then told me that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the approved panel for The Mortgage Lender?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the The Mortgage Lender as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from The Mortgage Lender was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the The Mortgage Lender conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer valid.
A precondition to being on the The Mortgage Lender approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on The Mortgage Lender)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to The Mortgage Lender.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the The Mortgage Lender conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the The Mortgage Lender 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 The Mortgage Lender 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 The Mortgage Lender solicitor panel.
I would like to get my former partner taken off the mortgage deeds. Can The Mortgage Lender really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but The Mortgage Lender 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 The Mortgage Lender solicitors panel
Is there a list of The Mortgage Lender 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.
My fiance and I are spending time viewing apartments and am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I will be getting a home loan with The Mortgage Lender
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with The Mortgage Lender , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the The Mortgage Lender conveyancing panel.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment 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? When should I get the mortgage app going with The Mortgage Lender?
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 The Mortgage Lender 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 The Mortgage Lender 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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