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RBS- First Active Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

My financial adviser has says he needs my lawyer’ panel reference for the RBS- First Active conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have called my local RBS- First Active office but they have not responded to me.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the RBS- First Active panel reference.
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 RBS- First Active was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My lawyer informs me that as she is on the RBS- First Active conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the RBS- First Active approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on RBS- First Active)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 RBS- First Active.
I am looking to buy a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Leeds who is on the RBS- First Active approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for RBS- First Active . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am considering applying for a RBS- First Active mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 60% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for RBS- First Active?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but RBS- First Active will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. RBS- First Active have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with RBS- First Active your lawyer must to check the RBS- First Active conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for RBS- First Active . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to RBS- First Active where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with RBS- First Active. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with RBS- First Active involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS- First Active conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to RBS- First Active. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the RBS- First Active conveyancing panel.
I'm in the process of viewing apartments and now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I I am planning to take a home loan with RBS- First Active
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with RBS- First Active , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the RBS- First Active conveyancing panel.