Recommended Conveyancing Solicitors and Lender Panel Solicitors

Recommended Conveyancing Solicitors and Lender Panel Solicitors

This articles applies to property purchasers utilising a Mortgage to purchase a property (be it a property you are looking to live in or as a buy-to-let). All mortgage lenders have an approved (recommended conveyancing solicitors) list of solicitors– commonly known as ‘Lender Panel Solicitors’ with whom these Lenders’ exclusively work.

In more recent months and years, Lenders have been regularly reviewing and removing their recommended conveyancing solicitor firms due to lack of compliance, integrity, failure to comply with the Council for Mortgage Lenders regulations etc. It is therefore important you choose a firm of Conveyancers who are on the panel for your chosen lender, right at the onset.

If your Conveyancer is not on the recommended conveyancing solicitors’ list for your proposed lender, you should either cancel your instruction with your current conveyancing solicitor and re-instruct one who is on the recommended conveyancing solicitor’s list for your proposed lender or worse; use two sets of solicitors (Separate Legal Representation). Separate Legal Representation is the process whereby you are represented by one firm of Solicitors while your mortgage lender instructs a Solicitor from their Lender Panel. Unfortunately however, you as the borrower is always responsible for the Lender’s Legal Costs and therefore add hundreds of pounds to your original conveyancing fees. Both these will cost you additional money and more pressingly, time and in some extreme cases, the transaction itself due to delays .

What can you do if you are already with a Conveyancing Solicitor who is not on the Panel of Solicitors approved by your approved lender?

More than an inconvenience, this is a decision which is not to be taken lightly. Depending on where you are in the current transaction, the choice has to be made to either re-instruct a new firm to act for both your Lender and you as the Purchaser or stick with the original firm and pay additional fees to a second firm who will represent your Lender separately.

Although we appreciate it is not always possible to know which lender you will be looking to borrow from and obtain a mortgage at the onset of the transaction, Express Conveyancing are proud to be working closely with a panel of both National and niche Law Firms specialising in Conveyancing and Property Law, who are on all lender panels. No matter which lender you choose to use, we can place you with a Conveyancing Solicitor with no additional fee involved than those stipulated on our original quote. Our Conveyancing Quote also covers costs involved in dealing with obscure Lenders, save for Bridging Finance; something most Solicitors charge hundreds of additional pounds for (sometimes on an hourly basis).

Contact our Residential Conveyancing team on 0203 375 2187 to discuss your transaction and for free advice or alternatively, to contact us by email, please click here.

What our clients say

Great value for money. Everything went smoothly and I was very pleased with the service provided
Rachel Whitfield
Rachel Whitfield
20:59 12 Oct 18
Excellent! Very responsive, and really helped to push the purchase. There were unexpected delays during the process, but Anthony really helped to reassure me that he was doing everything he could to progress the sale. Ultimately, it all worked out in the end, and I would highly recommend! I would also recommend for auction purposes.
Sean Stevens
Sean Stevens
09:14 21 May 18
Very happy customer. Understanding of our needs and recommended a really fantastic solicitor.
Jack Hearne
Jack Hearne
17:49 12 Oct 18
I have just completed the purchase of my flat with them. They were recommend by the estates agents Phillip Arnold and they were fantastic. My case was handled by Milena who was really helpful and always available on the phone. The online system is also really easy to use. If I buy or sell a property I will definitely be using them again.
Sharon Kelly
Sharon Kelly
18:27 20 Dec 17
I used this service following a recommendation. The online case tracker worked really well. I would recommend this service as it's vital in the coordination between Estate Agencies and between Solicitors. The service proved invaluable in helping progress the conveyancing work efficiently and effectively. Completed the transaction just before Christmas having instructed the Solicitors on the 4th.
Shelly Harrill
Shelly Harrill
16:30 19 Dec 17
Excellent Service. Final Price same as quoted.
A Google User
A Google User
14:26 19 Dec 18
Have used them twice. Both times completion happened in less than 4 weeks, even over Xmas! Totally amazing. They take the stress out of the whole process.
Daniel West
Daniel West
13:04 21 Dec 18
Excellent Service. Final Price same as quoted
Parsa Khamooshi
Parsa Khamooshi
15:54 21 Dec 18
Being a first time buyer they guided me smoothly through the whole process of moving into my first home. Very professional and economical.
Uday Seth
Uday Seth
12:31 24 Dec 18
Express Conveyancing have been excellent in the handling of my recent house sale and purchase. Would highly recommend
James Ellis
James Ellis
11:43 30 Apr 19
Express Conveyancing have been excellent in the handling of my recent house sale and purchase. Would highly recommend
Michelle Preston
Michelle Preston
12:20 30 Apr 19
ThanksThanks for handling my sale and purchase. No complaints from me. Rebecca was regularly on hand to help with my queries and deal with issues.
Claire Miles
Claire Miles
17:48 07 May 19
I bought my first home in South London with Express Conveyancing . Great professional service, I was regularly updated and looked after. Top marks, 100% recommendation from me!
Dale Griffiths
Dale Griffiths
15:58 02 May 19
Good service and happy with the conveyancer
Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins
22:01 17 May 19
Great service from start to finish. Was great being able to see progress online! Very quick and efficient! All staff were helpful. Highly recommend
Reece Moseley
Reece Moseley
06:20 30 May 19
I would highly recommend them. They deal with any queries promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.
Sahar Dalini
Sahar Dalini
09:13 10 Jun 19
Fair prices good efficient service
Sue Batchelor
Sue Batchelor
18:46 01 Jun 19

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