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We are hoping to buy a 1 bedroom flat in Leeds with a mortgage from Together Personal Finance. We like our lawyer but Together Personal Finance says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Together Personal Finance panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Together Personal Finance use our lawyer?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Together Personal Finance 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 solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Together Personal Finance
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Together Personal Finance was date stamped 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that as she is on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
A precondition to being on the Together Personal Finance approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Together Personal Finance)which states that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Together Personal Finance.
What tools are available to find a local solicitor on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 miles to meet the lawyer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Together Personal Finance solicitor panel.
I am purchasing a garden flat and getting a mortgage with Together Personal Finance. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel in your location.
I had instructed online conveyancers based in Manchester who are on the Together Personal Finance solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £175 for dealing with the Together Personal Finance mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Together Personal Finance?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Together Personal Finance but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Together Personal Finance will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
Planning on purchasing a flat with a mortgage with Together Personal Finance. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Together Personal Finance. Is it usual for Together Personal Finance to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Together Personal Finance to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Together Personal Finance conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.