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I am expecting a mortgage with Bank of Scotland. I intend to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Bank of Scotland Conveyancing panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers
Bank of Scotland’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Can you clarify something for me?. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Bank of Scotland was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My solicitor says that as she is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
One of the many conditions to being on the Bank of Scotland approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Bank of Scotland)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Bank of Scotland.
I have been Googling for online conveyancing estimates. Can I be sure that all the firms that are identified on your site are on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices listed on our site have advised us that they are on the Bank of Scotland panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Bank of Scotland 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 Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel is incorrect.
What happens if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Bank of Scotland Solicitor panel prior to the moving date as agreed at exchange of contracts?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Bank of Scotland panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing
Bank of Scotland 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 Bank of Scotland or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Bank of Scotland will tell you what documents they want. Bank of Scotland 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. Bank of Scotland 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.
Sometime soon me and my wife are buying a penthouse in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beretained. My agentsuggested that we make sure that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Bank of Scotland panel. Aren't all lawyers on the Bank of Scotland panel?
Not all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Bank of Scotland approved list of lawyers.