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Examples of recent questions relating to the Lloyds TSB Scotland Solicitor Panel

A conveyancer my husband and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said he would charge more if my lender is due to their difficult processes! Am I likely to be frustrated using Lloyds TSB Scotland? Any comments will be appreciated
Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Lloyds TSB Scotland will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Our conveyancer has identified a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Lloyds TSB Scotland?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and Lloyds TSB Scotland are the client. A precondition to being on the Lloyds TSB Scotland approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Lloyds TSB Scotland). The CML Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that Lloyds TSB Scotland can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Middlesbrough on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Scotland ?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
My grandfather passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £8000. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Lloyds TSB Scotland , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Lloyds TSB Scotland will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Lloyds TSB Scotland mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
We were going to get a DIP from Lloyds TSB Scotland this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Lloyds TSB Scotland recommend a solicitor on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Lloyds TSB Scotland through the process.
I'm in the throws of viewing houses and am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I I am planning to take a mortgage with Lloyds TSB Scotland
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. 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 Lloyds TSB Scotland , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Lloyds TSB Scotland conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Lloyds TSB Scotland will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Lloyds TSB Scotland will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds TSB Scotland you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.