Natwest won’t let me use current solicitor

Natwest won’t let me use current solicitor

22:36 PM, 16th May 2014, About 10 years ago 3

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I am due to exchange contracts on Monday with a completion date on Wednesday but I came home this evening to a letter from Natwest saying they won’t let me use current solicitor and to find an alternative. Nat West won't let me use current solicitor

Only yesterday I transferred the deposit to my current solicitor. I picked up all of the contracts today (Friday) and was due to sign them and take them back to my solicitors Monday morning.

Can I just take all of the contracts/ searches and deeds to another solicitors on Monday and ask them to exchange contracts for me, is it that easy?

I would really appreciate some advice.



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Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

22:41 PM, 16th May 2014, About 10 years ago

Hi Nigel

I doubt it's as simple as that.

Surely your solicitor would have known he's not on Nat West's panel? This sounds like negligence on the part of your solicitor or Nat West having concerns about something within the transaction you are doing.

I suggest you visit your solicitors office on Monday morning and demand to speak to him and his senior partner, threatening a professional negligence claim unless they get this sorted for you. Put the pressure back on them. They might well have another firm they do a lot of business or connection in that they can pass their files onto.

If you walk into another solicitors office unannounced with an armful of files they are sure to be very suspicious.

Good luck and please let us know how you get on

Adam Hosker

23:59 PM, 16th May 2014, About 10 years ago

Go visit the solicitor, my bet is the solicitor has a solicitor friend that is on Natwest panel who will be willing to continue with your case.

All banks are picky about solicitors after a tendency of them to run off with their money! They need to have large insurance and multiple partners including registering with each lender and a minimum level of business with that lender.

Where ever you go next ask them if they are on Natwest Panel and get their details. You can give Natwest a call and they should be able to confirm they are on the panel.

Your mortgage broker should have checked this for you to be honest!


23:34 PM, 17th May 2014, About 10 years ago

Since you will have named your solicitor on your loan application, it is very odd that they have taken this long to object. Call NatWest on Monday and ask what their problem is all of a sudden. Mind you, every time I hear about NatWest and loans, there is a disaster story lurking... good luck!

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