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The Mortgage Works Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

My Solicitor is not on the The Mortgage Works Approved Panel. Can I still continue with my preferred solicitor even though they are excluded from the The Mortgage Works panel?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a The Mortgage Works mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
I am purchasing a newly constructed apartment and my lawyer is telling me that she is duty bound to disclose incentives from the developer as her practice is on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I have no desire to delay the conveyancing. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the The Mortgage Works panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the The Mortgage Works approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on The Mortgage Works). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I note that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am attempting to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can The Mortgage Works really tell me which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but The Mortgage Works 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 Works solicitors panel
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel?
A selection of banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
Can you point me to a directory of The Mortgage Works panel conveyancers on the Council of Mortgage Lender’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.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with The Mortgage Works. Solicitors have been instructed? How long does it take for The Mortgage Works to send the offer to our conveyancer
There is no definitive answer here. Have The Mortgage Works completed the valuation? Have you advised The Mortgage Works as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued