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FAQs : The Clydesdale Bank Solicitor Panel

I am hoping to receive a offer of a mortgage from Clydesdale Bank. my intention is to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Clydesdale Bank Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Clydesdale Bank’s approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am due to complete my purchase next Friday. My conveyancing lawyer has asked me to provide him with a copy of the building insurance for the house as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Clydesdale Bank. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Clydesdale Bank’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Clydesdale Bank). Being on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank solicitor panel.
We're in Liverpool, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Clydesdale Bank , but our solicitor is on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale Bank 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
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel?
A selection of banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Clydesdale Bank as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Clydesdale Bank would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale Bank list
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called Clydesdale Bank on numerous occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
Your lawyer has to follow the CML Handbook Part 2 requirements for Clydesdale Bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Clydesdale Bank will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Clydesdale Bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.