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Reliance Bank Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Reliance Bank fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Reliance Bank panel?
Reliance Bank’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Reliance Bank will allow to act for them.
Can you clarify something for me?. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Reliance Bank was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
A precondition to being on the Reliance Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Reliance Bank)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Reliance Bank.
How do I find a local solicitor on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Reliance Bank solicitor panel.
My conveyancers in Birmingham have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Reliance Bank. Is it case that being on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Reliance Bank Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Reliance Bank directly.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Reliance Bank as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Reliance Bank would not normally appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Reliance Bank list
I'm in the throws of looking at houses and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I I am planning to take a mortgage with Reliance Bank
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use 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 Reliance Bank , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 200. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Reliance Bank conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Reliance Bank panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.