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

  • Missing deadline to reapply to be on the Scottish Widows convincing panel
  • Your law firm no longer meets the criteria to remain on the Scottish Widows conveyancing panel
  • Non-compliance with the Scottish Widows panel requirements, the written instructions that Scottish Widows give you and the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook or any alternative set of standard instructions to which Scottish Widows may subsequently adopt.
  • Significant non-compliance with post completion requirements set by Scottish Widows
  • Breaches of Scottish Widows conveyancing panel Terms and Conditions

How can we assist? Scottish Widows panel reinstatement questions

  • Is the door firmly shut if our reinstatement panel submission with Scottish Widows is rejected?
  • What are the next steps open to me if our Scottish Widows panel reinstatement application is rejected and the client of the firm has a mortgage application with the Scottish Widows?
  • Is there a cost to revert back onto the Scottish Widows conveyancing panel?
  • Is it the practice manager who is required to complete the reinstatement application to the Scottish Widows panel ?
  • Is it possible to find out our application for reinstatement was rejected?

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

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