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Examples of recent questions relating to the State Bank of India UK Conveyancing Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
I am purchasing a brand new duplex and my conveyancer is telling me that she is duty bound to disclose incentives from the builder as her practice is on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and my preference is not to delay the conveyancing. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the State Bank of India UK panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the State Bank of India UK approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on State Bank of India UK). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I note that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Liverpool, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is State Bank of India UK , but our solicitor is on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the State Bank of India UK 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
We expect to receive a DIP from State Bank of India UK 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 State Bank of India UK recommend a solicitor on the State Bank of India UK 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 State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the State Bank of India UK through the process.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 8 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, State Bank of India UK are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but State Bank of India UK are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do State Bank of India UK have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that State Bank of India UK have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why State Bank of India UK 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.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the State Bank of India UK conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
State Bank of India UK will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually State Bank of India UK will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with State Bank of India UK you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.