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I am selling my apartment and the estate agent has just called to warn that the purchasers are swapping law firm. The excuse is that Danske Bank will only work with solicitors on their approved list. Why would a leading lender only deal with specific lawyers?
Mortgage companies have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the past few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for more than 25 years.

Banks blame a rise in fraud as the reason for the cull – criteria have been tightened and a smaller panel should be easier to keep an eye on. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels, or have other concerns about them. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyer’s case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Danske Bank was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My solicitor says that as she is on the Danske Bank conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
A precondition to being on the Danske Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Danske Bank)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Danske Bank.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Danske Bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Danske 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 Danske 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 Danske Bank solicitor panel.
I am buying a semi-detached house and getting a mortgage with Danske Bank. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Danske 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 Danske Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
I had an offer accepted on a house on the 20th February 2014, valuation was booked 2 days after, all came back fine. Solicitor appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Danske Bank and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Danske Bank conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Danske Bank to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Danske Bank conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. 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 do I do now? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Danske 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 Danske 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 Danske Bank and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.
Sometime soon me and my wife are remortgaging a penthouse in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to begiven the go-ahead. My friendrecommended that we make sure that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Danske Bank approved list of lawyers. Is this really necessary?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Danske Bank conveyancing panel. Click here to search for a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Danske Bank approved list of lawyers.