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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.
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Examples of recent questions relating to the Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel
My mortgage broker has has requested my lawyer’ panel member for the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have e-mailed my local Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich panel reference.
We are getting closer to an exchange and my mum and dad 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 make a notification to my lender Barclays - Woolwich. I am advised that, being on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Barclays - Woolwich if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from 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 Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Liverpool so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Barclays - Woolwich undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
What happens if my solicitor is suspended from the Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor panel before completion?
First, this is a very rare occurrence. 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.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Barclays - Woolwich as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Barclays - Woolwich do not ordinarily appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Barclays - Woolwich panel
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Barclays - Woolwich have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich your lawyer must to check the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Barclays - Woolwich . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Barclays - Woolwich where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich 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.