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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the RBS - Virgin One list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Examples of recent questions relating to the RBS - Virgin One Solicitor Panel

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor is not identified on the RBS - Virgin One Solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of his conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for RBS - Virgin One.
My grandson is buying a new build apartment with a mortgage from RBS - Virgin One. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I see that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Birmingham, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is RBS - Virgin One , but our lawyer is on the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the RBS - Virgin One 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
When it comes to mortgage companies such as RBS - Virgin One do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from RBS - Virgin One as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
RBS - Virgin One would not normally appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS - Virgin One list
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with RBS - Virgin One. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with RBS - Virgin One you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS - Virgin One conveyancing panel.