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Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Our god-son is purchasing a new build apartment with a mortgage from Metro Bank. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Metro Bank conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I am looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Newcastle who is on the Metro Bank approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Metro Bank . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Metro 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.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Metro Bank. Solicitors have been chosen? How long does it take for Metro Bank to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Metro Bank done the valuation? Have you advised Metro Bank as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
My fiance and I are spending time viewing houses and am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I I am planning to take a mortgage with Metro Bank
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 Metro Bank , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
Metro Bank have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Metro Bank or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Metro Bank will tell you what documents they want. Metro Bank will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Metro Bank will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.