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Examples of recent questions relating to the Bradford & Bingley Solicitor Panel

My Conveyancer has never been on on the Bradford & Bingley Approved Panel. Can I still retain my preferred solicitor even though they are excluded from the Bradford & Bingley panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You have a number of options available to you here:
  1. Complete the purchase with your existing lawyers but Bradford & Bingley will need to instruct a lawyer on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel.
  3. Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel
Much to my surprise my conveyancing solicitor has informed me that he requires personal identification documents asserting that this is part of his requirements as a conveyancer on the Bradford & Bingley Solicitor panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Bradford & Bingley also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Bradford & Bingley CML Handbook requirements last updated on Bradford & Bingley
I am looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Manchester who is on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bradford & Bingley . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I would like to get my ex-husband removed the mortgage deeds. Can Bradford & Bingley really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Bradford & Bingley then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Bradford & Bingley solicitors panel
Are all conveyancing solicitors on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Bradford & Bingley panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing
My ex -wife’s name is on the Bradford & Bingley 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 Bradford & Bingley mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Bradford & Bingley 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 Bradford & Bingley 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.