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

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For what reasons would a law firm be removed from the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One approved conveyancing panel?
A survey recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority found that three quarters of solicitor practices had been removed from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One
Please help. My lawyer is advising me that he is legally obliged to order a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One conveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?
You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
How up to date is your search tool for the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One conveyancing panel? Do Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One send you an updated list?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One directly.
The solicitors that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Brighton has suddenly closed. I chose them because I had to have a solicitor on the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One conveyancing panel and my previous lawyer was not. I gave them a cheque for £150 in advance. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help
I previously instructed online conveyancers located in Manchester who are on the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £135 for the legal aspects of the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One conveyancing panel requirements are different to Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One’s conveyancing panel requirements.
The for formalities of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One branches or the Customer Care Team at Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One head office. We understand that complaints to Royal Bank of Scotland -Natwest One are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.