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I was advised recently by my financial adviser that my property lawyer is not on the Bank of Scotland Conveyancing panel. How can I check?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for Bank of Scotland.
Our lawyer has identified a defect with the lease for the property we are buying. The other side have suggested title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Bank of Scotland?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Bank of Scotland does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Bank of Scotland are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to by the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Bank of Scotland
I am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham who is on the Bank of Scotland 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 Bank of Scotland . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am purchasing a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Bank of Scotland. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Scotland 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 Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel in your location.
I had instructed online solicitors located in Manchester who are on the Bank of Scotland solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £150 for the legal aspects of the Bank of Scotland mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Bank of Scotland?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Bank of Scotland but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Bank of Scotland will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Bank of Scotland. Solicitors have been chosen? How long does it take for Bank of Scotland to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Bank of Scotland completed the valuation? Have you advised Bank of Scotland as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
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 booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Bank of Scotland?
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 Bank of Scotland 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 Bank of Scotland and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.