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NRAM Ltd Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

My husband and I are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in London with a mortgage from NRAM Ltd. We would like to retain our lawyer but NRAM Ltd says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the NRAM Ltd panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for NRAM Ltd
I am purchasing a newly constructed duplex and my solicitor is advising me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the seller as her practice is on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange contracts and I have no desire to prolong deal. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the NRAM Ltd approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on NRAM Ltd). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I see that you have a search directory identifying firms on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my own conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can NRAM Ltd really insist on which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but NRAM Ltd then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the NRAM Ltd solicitors panel
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel?
It is true that some lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with NRAM Ltd. Solicitors have been instructed? How long does it take for NRAM Ltd to send the offer to our conveyancer
There is no definitive answer here. Have NRAM Ltd done the valuation? Have you advised NRAM Ltd as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
Next month my fiance and I are taking a long lease of a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to begiven the go-ahead. My friendsuggested that we check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the NRAM Ltd list of approved conveyancing firms. Aren't all lawyers on the NRAM Ltd panel?
It is not that case that all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel. Use the above search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing practitioner on the on the NRAM Ltd panel.