Examples of recent questions relating to the Coutts & Co Solicitor Panel
from members of the public
The conveyancer I had intended to instruct on a purchase said she would charge more if my lender is due to their unusual legal requirements. Am I likely to be frustrated using Coutts & Co? Any comments will be appreciated
Coutts & Co conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders.
It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender.
It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Coutts & Co will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
I am due to move into my new home next Tuesday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Coutts & Co. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Coutts & Co’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Coutts & Co). Being on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Coutts & Co approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Coutts & Co conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Coutts & Co solicitor panel.
I am buying a garden flat and getting a mortgage with Coutts & Co. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Coutts & Co 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 Coutts & Co conveyancing panel in your location.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel?
Some major banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Coutts & Co panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with Coutts & Co. Is it possible to avoid using 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 Coutts & Co involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Coutts & Co 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 Coutts & Co. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Coutts & Co conveyancing panel.