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Examples of recent questions relating to the Sainsburys Bank Conveyancing Panel
I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Sainsburys Bank fees if I use my own solicitor. How good are the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and reasonably priced. Are there any Sainsburys Bank conveyancers you'd recommend?
Sainsburys Bank’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Sainsburys Bank will allow to act for them.
We are getting closer to an exchange and my parents having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender Sainsburys Bank. I am advised that, being on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Sainsburys Bank if the balance of the mortgage advance is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Sainsburys Bank to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Sainsburys Bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Manchester 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 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. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..
The lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in Hendon has without warning shut down. I chose them because I had to have a lawyer on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel and my family lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £175 for searches. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist
We expect to receive a DIP from Sainsburys Bank this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Sainsburys Bank recommend a solicitor on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Sainsburys Bank through the process.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Sainsburys Bank mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Sainsburys Bank mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Sainsburys Bank mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Sainsburys Bank in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.
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.