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

  • Your law firm no longer meets the criteria to remain on the Whistletree conveyancing panel
  • Failure to act in accordance with the Whistletree panel terms, 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 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.
  • Missing deadline to reapply to be on the Whistletree convincing panel
  • Persistent 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.

Top questions concerning Whistletree panel reinstatement

  • Can this firm act for Whistletree while the application for reinstatement on the Whistletree panel is being processed? How do I discover if our reinstatement appeal to the Whistletree panel is approved?
  • Am I restricted as to the amount of times my practice can submit applications to get back on the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
  • Is there a cost to be reinstated onto the Whistletree conveyancing panel?
  • What are our options if our reinstatement panel application with Whistletree is turned down?
  • How do I discover why my firm’s application for reinstatement was turned down?

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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