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Common questions asked concerning the Clydesdale Bank Conveyancing Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Please help. My solicitor is advising me that he is legally obliged to apply for a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with Clydesdale Bank your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Clydesdale Bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Clydesdale Bank. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I have been looking for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the firms that are listed on your site are on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Clydesdale Bank panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Clydesdale Bank panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I am purchasing a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Clydesdale Bank. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
Is there a list of Clydesdale Bank panel conveyancers on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Clydesdale Bank are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Clydesdale Bank are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Clydesdale Bank have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Clydesdale Bank have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Clydesdale Bank may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
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? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Clydesdale Bank?
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 Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.