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Sainsburys Bank Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions
A conveyancer my husband and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said he will levy higher legal fees if my lender is because of their difficult processes! Am I likely to be frustrated using Sainsburys Bank? Any comments will be appreciated
Sainsburys Bank conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Sainsburys Bank will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
My conveyancing solicitor is asking me for personal identification documents saying that this forms part of his requirements as a conveyancer on the Sainsburys Bank Solicitor panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Client Care letter that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Sainsburys Bank also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Sainsburys Bank CML Handbook requirements last updated on Sainsburys Bank
I note that you have a search directory listing firms on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am purchasing a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Sainsburys Bank. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
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.
Is it the case that all conveyancing lawyers on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
In the main there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
I have today made my last payment due on 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. Am I right?
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 am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Sainsburys Bank are being a right pain. The solicitor who is on the Sainsburys Bank conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Sainsburys Bank are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Sainsburys Bank have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Sainsburys Bank have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Sainsburys 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.