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Common questions asked concerning the Sainsburys Bank Solicitor Panel

My mortgage broker has has requested my lawyer’ panel reference for the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have e-mailed my local Sainsburys Bank branch but they cant find it on their system.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Sainsburys Bank.
Please help. My lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged to apply for a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Sainsburys Bank solicitor panel. Is this really necessary?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. Given that you are taking out a loan with Sainsburys 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 Sainsburys Bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Sainsburys Bank. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Leeds on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Sainsburys Bank approved panel?
We do not recommend specific firms 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..
We're in London, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Sainsburys Bank , but our lawyer is on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
is it true that all solicitors on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Sainsburys Bank. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Sainsburys Bank. How do I make a complaint?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Sainsburys Bank branches or the Customer Care Team at Sainsburys Bank head office. Ordinarily complaints to Sainsburys Bank are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
Sainsburys Bank have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Sainsburys Bank or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Sainsburys Bank will tell you what documents they want. Sainsburys Bank will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Sainsburys Bank will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.