Removal from the Astra Mortgages and other lender panels: Why they do it and how to get reinstated

  • Persistent non-compliance with post completion requirements set by Astra Mortgages
  • Failure to act in accordance with the Astra Mortgages panel requirements, the written instructions that Astra Mortgages give you and the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook or any alternative set of standard instructions to which Astra Mortgages may subsequently adopt.
  • Your firm no longer meets the criteria to remain on the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel
  • Astra Mortgages may terminate membership of its conveyancing panel where a firm provides false answers in its application form or in relation to any future requests for information.
  • Recurring delays in registering a charge on behalf of Astra Mortgages Delays or failure to register the Astra Mortgages charge may result in referral to external lawyers of Astra Mortgages to complete outstanding requirements.

Astra Mortgages panel reinstatement: Five Common Questions

  • Can you outline the application protocol to revert back onto the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel?
  • Can we appeal if my firm’s application for reinstatement is refused?
  • Is there a fee to revert back onto the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel?
  • Does my practice need to apply annually to remain on the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel?
  • What times frames are involved when applying to revert back onto the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel?

Top Tip: The best way to avoid the hassle of seeking Astra Mortgages panel reinstatement is to ensure that your firm is not removed off of the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel in the first place.

Note: Subject to certain conditions Lexsure’s experts or consultants can assist in providing you with guidance for reinstatement onto the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel but under no circumstances will Lexsure (or the Conveycentric Team) submit an application to Astra Mortgages directly or via their preferred panel manager. Any reinstatement application will have to be made by your firm. For the avoidance of doubt, Lexsure (or the Conveycentric Team) are in no way involved in managing the Astra Mortgages conveyancing panel.

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