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

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Common questions asked concerning the Reliance Bank Solicitor Panel

My Conveyancer has never been on on the Reliance Bank Approved Panel. Can I still use my preferred solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Reliance Bank panel?
The most common options here are as follows:
  1. Carry on with your existing solicitors but Reliance Bank will need to instruct a lawyer on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel.
  3. Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel
Our conveyancer has uncovered a problem with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing. The other side have offered defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that as he is on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Reliance Bank?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Reliance Bank does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Reliance Bank are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with by the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Reliance Bank
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Reliance Bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Reliance Bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Reliance Bank solicitor panel.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Reliance Bank really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Reliance Bank 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 Reliance Bank solicitors panel
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel?
A selection of lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is 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.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Reliance Bank panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a good starting point. 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 suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction
Intending to buy a flat with a mortgage with Reliance Bank. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel