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Landbay Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

My Conveyancer is not listed on the Landbay Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Landbay panel?
The most common options here are as follows:
  1. Carry on with your preferred solicitors but Landbay will need to instruct a lawyer on the Landbay conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Landbay conveyancing panel.
  3. Urge your lawyer to apply to join the Landbay lender panel
We are getting closer to an exchange and my parents having transferred the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender Landbay. Apparently, being on the Landbay conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Landbay if the balance of the mortgage advance is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for this now to be an issue?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Landbay to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Landbay if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Do all the firms listed on your directory have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Landbay solicitor panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I am trying to get my ex-wife taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Landbay really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Landbay 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 Landbay solicitors panel
I'm in the process of looking at flats and now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Landbay
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Landbay , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Landbay conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Landbay mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Landbay mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Landbay mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Landbay in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage app going with Landbay?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Landbay conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Landbay and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.