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Frequently asked questions relating to the Clydesdale Bank Solicitor Panel

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Clydesdale Bank fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and reasonably priced. Are there any Clydesdale Bank conveyancers you'd recommend?
Clydesdale Bank’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Clydesdale Bank will allow to act for them.
I am purchasing a newly constructed apartment and my conveyancer is telling me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the seller as her firm is on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange and I would rather not prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Clydesdale Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Clydesdale Bank). 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 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.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Is there a list of Clydesdale Bank panel conveyancers on the CML Handbook 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 recently had an offer accepted on an apartment. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale Bank panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank 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.