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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Bluestone Mortgages list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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For what reasons would a firm of solicitors be removed from the Bluestone Mortgages approved conveyancing panel?
A survey recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority found that three quarters of solicitor practices had been removed from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. lack of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Bluestone Mortgages
I am buying a newly constructed duplex and my solicitor is informing me that she has to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the Bluestone Mortgages conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to exchange and my preference is not to prolong matters. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the Bluestone Mortgages panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Bluestone Mortgages approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Bluestone Mortgages). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Bluestone Mortgages conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Bluestone Mortgages 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 Bluestone Mortgages 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 Bluestone Mortgages solicitor panel.
We're in Birmingham, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Bluestone Mortgages , but our solicitor is on the Bluestone Mortgages conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Bluestone Mortgages 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
We were going to get a DIP from Bluestone Mortgages this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Bluestone Mortgages recommend a solicitor on the Bluestone Mortgages conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Bluestone Mortgages conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Bluestone Mortgages through the process.
I have paid off my mortgage with Bluestone Mortgages. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Bluestone Mortgages panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Bluestone Mortgages mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Bluestone Mortgages mortgage from the register. Bluestone Mortgages,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Bluestone Mortgages has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Bluestone Mortgages has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Bluestone Mortgages mortgage has been paid off.
Bluestone Mortgages 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 Bluestone Mortgages or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Bluestone Mortgages will tell you what documents they want. Bluestone Mortgages 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. Bluestone Mortgages 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.