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Whistletree Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my lawyer is not on the Whistletree Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the conveyancing panel for Whistletree.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Whistletree was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer says that as she is on the Whistletree conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the Whistletree approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Whistletree)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Whistletree.
I have been looking for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be confident that all the law firms that are listed on your website are on the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Whistletree panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Whistletree panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Whistletree conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I am purchasing a garden flat and getting a mortgage with Whistletree. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Whistletree 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 Whistletree conveyancing panel in your location.
Is there a list of Whistletree panel solicitors on the CML Handbook Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
My fiance and I are at the point of looking at flats and am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Whistletree
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Whistletree , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Whistletree conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
Me and my partner are buying a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to begiven the go-ahead. My brother-in-lawsuggested that we enquire that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Whistletree approved list of lawyers. Aren't all lawyers on the Whistletree panel?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Whistletree conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Whistletree panel.