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Much to my surprise I have been told by my estate agent that my lawyer is not on the Reliance Bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be sure that this is correct?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the conveyancing panel for Reliance Bank.
Please help. My solicitor is assuring me that he has to apply for a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel. Do I not have a choice here?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with Reliance Bank 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 Reliance Bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Reliance Bank. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
Do all the firms listed on your directory have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Reliance Bank solicitor panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Reliance 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.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Reliance 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 Reliance Bank involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Reliance 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 Reliance Bank. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Reliance Bank are being difficult. The solicitor who is on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Reliance Bank are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Reliance Bank have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Reliance Bank have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Reliance Bank may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Planning on purchasing a house 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