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

  • Whistletree 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.
  • Failure to reapply to remain on the Whistletree convincing panel
  • Significant delays in registering security on behalf of Whistletree Delays or failure to register the Whistletree charge may result in referral to external lawyers of Whistletree to complete outstanding requirements.
  • Breaches of Whistletree conveyancing panel Terms and Conditions
  • Non-compliance with the Whistletree panel requirements, the written instructions that Whistletree give you and the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook or any alternative set of standard instructions to which Whistletree may subsequently adopt.

Whistletree panel reinstatement : questions that we get asked

  • Can we act for Whistletree while the application for reinstatement on the Whistletree panel is being progressed? How do I find out if our reinstatement application to the Whistletree panel is approved?
  • Is there a cost to revert back onto the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
  • To what extent is my firm permanently excluded if our reinstatement panel submission with Whistletree is turned down?
  • What is the application procedures to revert back onto the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
  • Is there a limit to the number of occasions my law firm can submit applications to get back on the Whistletree conveyancing panel?

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

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