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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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Common questions asked concerning the Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel

I have just been informed by my financial adviser that my the law firm I have appointed is not on the Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your lawyer directly. 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 Barclays - Woolwich.
Our nephew is buying a new build apartment with a mortgage from Barclays - Woolwich. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Barclays - Woolwich approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Barclays - Woolwich solicitor panel.
My grandfather passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Barclays - Woolwich , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Barclays - Woolwich will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
Do the majority of banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel requirements are different to Barclays - Woolwich’s conveyancing panel criteria.
Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Barclays - Woolwich will tell you what documents they want. Barclays - Woolwich 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. Barclays - Woolwich 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.
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 should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage app going with Barclays - Woolwich?
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 Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.