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FAQs : The Sainsburys Bank Solicitor Panel
We are buying a 1 bedroom flat in Newcastle with a mortgage from Sainsburys Bank. We have a solicitor but Sainsburys Bank says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the Sainsburys Bank panel firms or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Sainsburys Bank use our lawyer?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Sainsburys Bank 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 Sainsburys Bank
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Sainsburys 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has advised that as she is on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
One of the many conditions to being on the Sainsburys Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Sainsburys Bank)which states that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Sainsburys Bank.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Middlesbrough on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Sainsburys Bank ?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
I am purchasing a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Sainsburys Bank. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel?
Some major banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s 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 remain on their approved list of firms.
I have paid off my mortgage with Sainsburys Bank. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Sainsburys Bank panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Sainsburys Bank mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Sainsburys Bank mortgage from the register. Sainsburys Bank,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Sainsburys Bank has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Sainsburys Bank has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Sainsburys Bank mortgage has been paid off.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Sainsburys Bank. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Sainsburys Bank you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel.
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