Find a Law Firm
approved by MandS

Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the MandS list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Find an Approved Solicitor on the M&S Bank Conveyancing Panel

M&S Bank Solicitor Panel Example Support Desk Enquires

I instructed a law firm to work on my purchase three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with M&S Bank. The solicitors assured me that they are on M&S Bank conveyancing panel and advised me their panel number. M&S Bank then ,via my broker advised that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Do I instruct a different law firm listed on the approved panel for M&S Bank?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the M&S Bank conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the M&S Bank as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
I am buying a newly built flat and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the seller as her practice is on the M&S Bank conveyancing panel. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange contracts and I have no desire to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the M&S Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on M&S 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.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Hackney on the M&S Bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for M&S Bank ?
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 house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the M&S Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the M&S 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.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the M&S Bank panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with M&S Bank. Solicitors have been appointed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from M&S Bank?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have M&S Bank done the valuation? Have you advised M&S Bank as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the M&S Bank conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
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 M&S Bank. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with M&S Bank involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the M&S Bank 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 M&S Bank. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the M&S Bank conveyancing panel.