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FAQs for the Banks and Clients Conveyancing Panel

My financial adviser has has requested my lawyer’ panel member for the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have tried my local Banks and Clients branch but they have not responded to me.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Banks and Clients panel reference.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Banks and Clients will not agree to this. Why was Banks and Clients even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Banks and Clients of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Banks and Clients then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Banks and Clients.
I am planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in who is on the Banks and Clients approved. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Banks and Clients . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Banks and Clients conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
There is little point in complaining directly to Banks and Clients. All solicitors and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.

Intending to buy a house with a mortgage with Banks and Clients. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel
My offer was accepted on an apartment on the 20th February 2014, valuation was booked 2 days later, all came back fine. Solicitor appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Banks and Clients and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Banks and Clients to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Banks and Clients conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.