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    • timbotambo
    • By timbotambo 11th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
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    How long for solicitors to get onto mortgage panel?
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
    How long for solicitors to get onto mortgage panel? 11th Oct 16 at 6:18 PM
    Very frustrated with our solicitors for house purchase at the mo.

    In short, quite far down the line it transpired that our solicitors are not on the approved panel for Yorkshire Building Society. Despite this being known about for 4 weeks they still haven't got their application in. Until this s sorted, YBS wont release the mortgage offer which a currently ready to go. We are are looking to move in 5 weeks but YBS say approval can take 2-8 weeks. Has anyone been in this situation before and an advise on how it worked out for them?
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    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 11th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
    You say your solicitors have had this application to fill in 4 weeks ago and still not done it.

    That certainly would not fill me with confidence in terms of their ability to do their job.

    Why not find another solicitor who is already on the panel and go from there?
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 11th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
    They are not linked to the estate agents are they?
    • ThePants999
    • By ThePants999 11th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
    We are are looking to move in 5 weeks but YBS say approval can take 2-8 weeks.
    Originally posted by timbotambo
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you should be expecting and planning not to be moving in 5 weeks.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
    Why on earth did you choose a solicitor who is not on your lender's panel?

    Mad!

    Find a new solicitor.
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 11th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
    Why on earth did you choose a solicitor who is not on your lender's panel?

    Mad!

    Find a new solicitor.
    Originally posted by G_M


    If I was the seller I would have dropped the OP and gone for someone else by now, no searches, no mortgage offer
    • mcpitman
    • By mcpitman 12th Oct 16, 8:02 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:02 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:02 AM
    Simple solution, change solicitor.

    With due dilligence and accounts/financial/DPA/regulatory checks it can take up to 12 weeks to get onto a mortgage lenders solicitor panel.
    Life isn't about the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. Like choking....
    • timbotambo
    • By timbotambo 14th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
    Thanks all, have changed solicitors! My fault I guess for believing them when they said it would be a quick fix!
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 14th Oct 16, 6:58 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:58 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:58 PM
    Thanks all, have changed solicitors! My fault I guess for believing them when they said it would be a quick fix!
    Originally posted by timbotambo

    Hope they didn't charge you for work done
    • Glover1862
    • By Glover1862 15th Oct 16, 8:52 AM
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    My solicitor was added to the coop panel in an afternoon, no idea why it needs to take so long.
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