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Common questions asked concerning the Landbay Partners Conveyancing Panel

My fiance and I are purchasing a 2 bedroom apartment in Leeds with a mortgage from Landbay Partners. We like our solicitor but Landbay Partners says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Landbay Partners panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Landbay Partners 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 lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Landbay Partners
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 Landbay Partners was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Landbay Partners conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
A precondition to being on the Landbay Partners approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Landbay Partners)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 Landbay Partners.
I have been looking for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be sure that all the firms that are identified on your website are on the Landbay Partners conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Landbay Partners panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Landbay Partners panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Landbay Partners conveyancing panel is not accurate.
My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Landbay Partners , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Landbay Partners will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Landbay Partners conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Landbay Partners conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Landbay Partners mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
We have agreed a price on a flat I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my dad and he recommended instructing a solicitor approved by Landbay Partners. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Landbay Partners if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Landbay Partners suggested that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Landbay Partners 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Landbay Partners for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Landbay Partners conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Landbay Partners conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Landbay Partners’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Landbay Partners are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Landbay Partners conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Landbay Partners are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Landbay Partners have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Landbay Partners have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Landbay Partners may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
My offer on house has been 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 Partners?
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 Partners 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 Partners and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.