Frequently asked questions relating to the Fleet Mortgages Solicitor Panel
from members of the public
I instructed a firm of solicitors to conveyancing on my purchase 5 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Fleet Mortgages. The firm confirmed to me that they are on Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel and gave me their panel reference. Fleet Mortgages then ,via my broker advised that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Do I instruct a different law firm listed on the approved panel for Fleet Mortgages?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Fleet Mortgages as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
Can you clarify something for me?. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Fleet Mortgages was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer informs me that as she is on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the Fleet Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Fleet Mortgages)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 Fleet Mortgages.
I am purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Leeds who is on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Fleet Mortgages . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am purchasing a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Fleet Mortgages. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Fleet Mortgages 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 Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel in your location.
We were going to get a DIP from Fleet Mortgages this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Fleet Mortgages recommend a solicitor on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Fleet Mortgages conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Fleet Mortgages through the process.
I have paid off my mortgage with Fleet Mortgages. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Fleet Mortgages panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Fleet Mortgages 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 Fleet Mortgages mortgage from the register. Fleet Mortgages,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 Fleet Mortgages has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
the Fleet Mortgages has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Fleet Mortgages mortgage has been paid off.
Fleet Mortgages have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Fleet Mortgages or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Fleet Mortgages will tell you what documents they want. Fleet Mortgages will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Fleet Mortgages will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.