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

  • Missing deadline to reapply to be on the Britannia convincing panel
  • Your law firm no longer meets the criteria to remain on the Britannia conveyancing panel
  • Non-compliance with the Britannia panel requirements, the written instructions that Britannia provide and the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook or any alternative set of standard instructions to which Britannia may subsequently adopt.
  • Britannia 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.
  • Breaches of Britannia conveyancing panel requirements

Top questions concerning Britannia panel reinstatement

  • Does the COLP in my firm need to complete the reinstatement application to the Britannia panel ?
  • Can this firm act for Britannia while the appeal for reinstatement on the Britannia panel is being assessed? How do I know if our reinstatement appeal to the Britannia panel is accepted?
  • Is there a limit to the number of times my law firm can apply to be reinstated on the Britannia conveyancing panel?
  • Please can you set out the application procedures to revert back onto the Britannia conveyancing panel?
  • Is there a charge to revert back onto the Britannia conveyancing panel?

Top Tip: The best way to avoid the hassle of seeking Britannia panel reinstatement is to ensure that your firm is not removed off of the Britannia 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 Britannia conveyancing panel but under no circumstances will Lexsure (or the Conveycentric Team) submit an application to Britannia directly or via their appointed 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 Britannia conveyancing panel.

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