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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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Q and A’s regarding the Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel

I was advised recently by my mortgage broker that my the law firm I have appointed is not on the Barclays - Woolwich Conveyancing panel. How can I be certain that this is indeed the case?
You need to contact your lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for Barclays - Woolwich.
Our conveyancer has discovered a legal deficiency with the lease for the property we are buying. The other side have offered title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Barclays - Woolwich?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and Barclays - Woolwich are the client. A precondition to being on the Barclays - Woolwich approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Barclays - Woolwich). The CML Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that Barclays - Woolwich can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Liverpool, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Barclays - Woolwich , but our solicitor is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Completion of my purchase has taken place with a loan from Barclays - Woolwich. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about Barclays - Woolwich. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Barclays - Woolwich branches or the Customer Services Department at Barclays - Woolwich head office. In most cases complaints to Barclays - Woolwich are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
There is little point in complaining directly to Barclays - Woolwich. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. You can get 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.

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.