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Frequently asked questions relating to the TSB Conveyancing Panel
My mortgage broker has has requested my solicitor’s panel member for the TSB conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have e-mailed my local TSB branch but they don't know it.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. 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 TSB.
I am purchasing a brand new duplex and my lawyer is advising me that she has to reveal incentives from the developer as her practice is on the TSB conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and my preference is not to prolong matters. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the TSB approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on TSB). 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 need to find a TSB panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a TSB panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to TSB to find out which solicitors in TSB are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
Please explain the implications if my solicitor is expelled from the TSB Conveyancing panel in advance of completion?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
Is it the case that all conveyancing solicitors on the TSB 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
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with TSB. Solicitors have been appointed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from TSB?
There is no definitive answer here. Have TSB done the valuation? Have you advised TSB as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with TSB. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with TSB involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to TSB. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel.