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My property lawyer is not on the New Life Mortgages Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the New Life Mortgages list of approved lawyers?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a New Life Mortgages 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 New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by New Life Mortgages. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
Our son-in-law is purchasing a newly built flat with a home loan from New Life Mortgages. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested.
The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.
The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the New Life Mortgages approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the New Life Mortgages solicitor panel.
I am remortgaging my house does my lawyer have to be on the New Life Mortgages Conveyancing panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel, but New Life Mortgages would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.
Do the majority of banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel requirements are different to New Life Mortgages’s conveyancing panel requirements.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with New Life Mortgages. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use 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 New Life Mortgages you will need to appoint a solicitor on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel.
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed
to by New Life Mortgages. Is it usual for New Life Mortgages to only issue the offer once my
solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for New Life Mortgages to deal with your lawyers application to be on the New Life Mortgages conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.