Barclays plc Conveyancing Panel Information

UK Finance Designator: Barclays Bank UK PLC
Jurisdiction: England and Wales

The information on this page is designed to keep solicitors and licensed conveyancers abreast of latest requirements changes by Barclays plc and to assist in remaining on the Barclays plc Solicitor Panel.

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Barclays plc Conveyancing Panel: Recently Asked Questions

Do Barclays plc or the Council of Mortgage Lenders run CPD Courses for the Barclays plc approved solicitor panel in much the same way that the Law Society run cases for CQS firms?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (or the BSA) do not involve themselves in training although they do arrange a number of general conveyancing related conferences which are attended by firms on the Barclays plc conveyancing panel. Lexsure intend to run specific lender focused seminars in the coming months including a webinar on Barclays plc’s Part 2 requirements. Solicitors on the Barclays plc conveyancing panel will be invited. Further details will be made available as part of the LENDERmonitor P2 change Notifications.

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Do lenders such as Barclays plc engage a separate conveyancing panel for buy to let mortgages?
The majority of lenders do not operate a specific buy to let conveyancing panel but we are hearing about a few that do. We do not know what the position is with Barclays plc as at todays date. If you're about to receive instructions from a client on a buy to let purchase with a mortgage from Barclays plc we suggest that you call Barclays plc to check the position.
My firm is on the Barclays plc conveyancing panel. I am dealing with Barclays plc mortgage on a purchase. My borrower client is asking not to disclose an issue to Barclays plc. What do I do in this conflict situation?
When a solicitor is acting for both Barclays plc and borrower there is potential for conflicts to arise. You owe duties to both clients. All information received by you from your client is confidential and cannot be disclosed without the client’s consent. In the situation you find yourself in if the purchaser will not consent to the information being passed on to the lender the solicitor must cease to act for the Barclays plc and it may well be prudent you to cease to act for the purchaser as well. You can not tell the Barclays plc the reason for termination of the retainer over and above the fact that a conflict has arisen. The fact that you can no longer act should alert even the most somnambulistic of lenders that something is wrong with the borrower and/or purchase. The fact that you have disinstructed yourself should not affect your Barclays plc conveyancing panel status.
I have been a sole practitioner for over 20 years never having had a negligence claim and have been refused acceptance on the Barclays plc conveyancing panel with no explanation. Am I not entitled to to know why?
For most lenders participation on the lender's panel of conveyancers is at the absolute discretion of the the lender. Many lenders reserve the right to accept or reject any application without giving any reason. You should check your original application to join the Barclays plc conveyancing panel to see if you are entitled to a reason.
My partners and I run a small firm on the Barclays plc conveyancing panel. How can we advertise our practice as carrying out conveyancing in Hendon authorised to act forBarclays plc?
8 people attempt to locate a solicitor on the Barclays plc panel every 4 weeks in Hendon. The lenderpanel directory service team who will show you how your firm can be found by those searching for conveyancing in Hendon.
If my application is successful will CQS acceptance secure my firm’s acceptance on to lenders conveyancing panels?
The Law Society’s CQS membership gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a prerequisite for firms wishing to join their panels. A number of Lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval as is the case with Astra Mortgages.
My firm is listed on the Barclays plc conveyancing panel and due to complete a purchase shortly. My papers do not include a Legal Charge for the client to sign. Who do I contact at Barclays plc to request substitute deeds?
You need to contact Barclays plc to obtain standard documents. The The Council of Mortgage Lenders Handbook has an explicit section for lenders to set out who to contact to obtain standard documents. Please remember to quote the firm’s Barclays plc solicitors panel number.
Average number of days to register title including a charge in favour of Barclays plc
This information relates to purchase only and not remortgages.
2013 26.5
2012 30.6
2011 25.8
* Data aggregated from sources including COMPLETIONmonitor

Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
6.7.4 05/10/2017 CML
5.19.1 18/07/2017 CML
Lender Name 12/06/2017 CML
16.1.1 01/06/2017 CML
16.5.3d 01/06/2017 CML
5.5.1a 01/12/2014 CML
6.14.4 01/12/2014 CML
5.2.1 01/12/2014 CML
6.14.1 01/12/2014 CML
3.1.5 01/12/2014 CML

Last update 16/11/2018

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