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I am getting a mortgage with Whistletree. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Whistletree Conveyancing panel include Licensed Conveyancers
Whistletree’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.
Please assist. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Whistletree was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My lawyer informs me that as she is on the Whistletree conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
One of the many conditions to being on the Whistletree approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Whistletree)which specifies 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 Whistletree.
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your directory have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
We're in London, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Whistletree , but our solicitor is on the Whistletree conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Whistletree conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Whistletree. Solicitors have been appointed? How long does it take for Whistletree to send the offer to our conveyancer
There is no definitive answer here. Have Whistletree conducted the valuation? Have you advised Whistletree as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Whistletree conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Whistletree. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Whistletree panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Whistletree 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 Whistletree mortgage from the register. Whistletree,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 Whistletree has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Whistletree has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Whistletree mortgage has been paid off.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with Whistletree. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Whistletree you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Whistletree conveyancing panel.