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Frequently asked questions relating to the The Mortgage Works Conveyancing Panel

We are buying a 2 bedroom flat in Leeds with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works. We would like to retain our lawyer but The Mortgage Works says he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the The Mortgage Works panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for The Mortgage Works
My solicitor has requested from me ID documents stating that this is part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the The Mortgage Works Conveyancing panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with The Mortgage Works your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy The Mortgage Works
I am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool who is on the The Mortgage Works approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for The Mortgage Works . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am trying to get my ex-wife removed the mortgage deeds. Can The Mortgage Works really insist on 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 it the case that all conveyancing solicitors on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
In the main there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
is it true that all solicitor practices on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from The Mortgage Works as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
The Mortgage Works do not ordinarily instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the The Mortgage Works list