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

  • Breaches of Habito conveyancing panel Terms and Conditions
  • Persistent non-compliance with post completion requirements set by Habito
  • Habito 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.
  • Your firm no longer meets the criteria to remain on the Habito conveyancing panel
  • Recurring delays in registering security on behalf of Habito Delays or failure to register the Habito charge may result in referral to external lawyers of Habito to complete outstanding requirements.

Habito panel reinstatement : questions that we get asked

  • Can this firm act for Habito while the appeal for reinstatement on the Habito panel is being assessed? How do I discover if our reinstatement appeal to the Habito panel is accepted?
  • Is there a cost to be reinstated onto the Habito conveyancing panel?
  • To what extent is my firm permanently excluded if our reinstatement panel submission with Habito is turned down?
  • What are the next steps open to me if our Habito panel reinstatement application is rejected and our client has a mortgage offer with the Habito?
  • Can you outline the application process to be reinstated onto the Habito conveyancing panel?

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

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