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

  • Non-compliance with the Whistletree panel terms, the written instructions that Whistletree provide and the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook or any alternative set of standard instructions to which Whistletree may subsequently adopt.
  • Breaches of Whistletree conveyancing panel requirements
  • Persistent non-compliance with post completion requirements on behalf of Whistletree
  • Your law firm no longer meets the criteria to remain on the Whistletree conveyancing panel
  • Persistent delays in registering a charge 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.

Questions Whistletree panel reinstatement firms ask us

  • Is there a charge to revert back onto the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
  • How often will this firm be required to re-apply to remain on the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
  • Are you able to explain why this practice’s application for reinstatement is rejected?
  • Is it the practice manager who is required to sign the reinstatement application to the Whistletree panel ?
  • To what extent is my firm permanently excluded if our reinstatement panel submission with Whistletree is rejected?

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 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 Whistletree conveyancing panel.

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