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The Mortgage Lender Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers
I am obtaining a mortgage offer from The Mortgage Lender. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the The Mortgage Lender Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers
The Mortgage Lender’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
My conveyancer has uncovered a difference between the information in The Mortgage Lender’s valuation report and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor has advised that as he is on the The Mortgage Lender conveyancing panel he is obliged to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my solicitor’s stance appropriate?
A precondition to being on the The Mortgage Lender approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on The Mortgage Lender) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. 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 am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Manchester who is on the The Mortgage Lender 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 The Mortgage Lender . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am trying to get my ex-wife removed the mortgage deeds. Can The Mortgage Lender really insist on which solicitor I can or can not use?
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 conveyancers 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.
I have paid off my mortgage with The Mortgage Lender. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the The Mortgage Lender panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your The Mortgage Lender mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the The Mortgage Lender mortgage from the register. The Mortgage Lender,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the The Mortgage Lender has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the The Mortgage Lender has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your The Mortgage Lender mortgage has been paid off.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the The Mortgage Lender conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the The Mortgage Lender panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.