Metro Bank

Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel Solicitor

Are you buying, re-mortgaging or carrying out a Transfer of Equity on a property with a Metro Bank mortgage? Our Metro Bank conveyancing panel Solicitors can assist you.

Want an Instant Online Metro Bank conveyancing quote?

By using our online conveyancing calculator, you will receive an instant solicitors fee for arranging your conveyancing with our specialist conveyancing firm who have been approved by the lender, Metro Bank.  Simply enter a few details into the Online Conveyancing Quote to automatically generate a conveyancing quote for your property purchase, sale, or re-mortgage. Whether you are taking out a mortgage on a house or flat, or you are looking to re-mortgage your current property, Starck Uberoi’s property solicitors can work with your lender, Metro Bank, to ensure all the legal aspects of your mortgage are dealt with effectively.

Metro Bank Mortgage Conveyancing

After being granted its licence by the Financial Services Authority in 2010, Metro bank became the first high street bank to open in the UK in over 100 years. The bank now has branches right across the UK, and every store is open 7 days a week. In 2014 they rebranded as Metro Bank SME Finance, following the acquisition of SME Finance a year earlier. Today, Metro Bank offers both residential and buy-to-let mortgages.

Are you looking for a Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel Solicitor near you?

We are one of Metro Bank’s accredited London-based solicitors on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel. This means that we can act on your behalf and deal with the legal aspects of your property transaction, as we have gone through Metro Bank’s risk checks to ensure we can deliver high standards of client service. As we are one of the bank’s select group of trusted partners listed on their panel, you can obtain an instant conveyancing fee quote for your home mortgage with Metro Bank by clicking on our Online Conveyancing Calculator.

What is a Lender Conveyancing Panel?

Banks, building societies and other mortgage lenders provide a list of mortgage solicitors who meet their strict legal requirements. This list is known as a Conveyancing Panel. Solicitors’ firms are selected by lenders, such as Metro Bank to ensure they can meet the highest standards of client service. Additionally, having a Conveyancing Panel helps to reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft.

CQS Approved Conveyancers

We are full members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This not only provides credibility to Metro Bank but also a reassurance to you that we follow best practice and meet the required standards of technical expertise and client service. It also ensures that we can satisfy regulators, lenders and insurers.

Does my mortgage solicitor need to be on the Metro Bank Panel?

Metro Bank needs to ensure that your instructed property lawyer sits as an approved Metro Bank conveyancing panel solicitor, as solicitors are obliged to ensure Metro Bank’s security is protected. This includes compliance with the instructions of the Council for Mortgage Lenders handbook. If your solicitor is not on the panel then you may suffer delays in the process and consequently be subject to additional conveyancing solicitor fees. This is because your new solicitor will not be able to act on the lender’s behalf, as well as yours. Resultantly, all matters will need to go through both the lender’s legal team and your property solicitor’s. 

Are you looking for a Transfer of Equity with Metro Bank?

If you are looking to add or remove an owner to or from a property you will need to obtain permission from your lender. This means that if you have a Metro Bank mortgage for your house you will need to inform Metro Bank, as they are a party concerned in the Transfer of Equity. Metro Bank’s consent is therefore essential since they will want to assess the income/rent affordability with the creditworthiness of the person who the property is being transferred to. 

Can I extend the lease on my home if I have a Metro Bank Mortgage? – Deed of Substitution

You will need consent from your lender, Metro Bank if you wish to extend the lease on your property whilst you have a mortgage with them. This is to ensure that the money that Metro Bank have lent you is protected. Your property solicitor will be required to arrange this for you by obtaining a Deed of Substitution from Metro Bank. Your Metro Bank panel lawyer can also assist you in arranging to extend your lease through a Section 42 Notice. In order for you to carry out your lease extension, your mortgage solicitor will need to be on the Metro Bank conveyancing panel. Starck Uberoi’s conveyancing solicitors can help deal all the legal aspects of your lease extension if you have a mortgage with Metro Bank.

Do I need consent from Metro Bank if I am Splitting the Title of my Property? – Deed of Release

If you are splitting the title of your freehold property or creating new leases in your property, you will need the consent of the lender, Metro Bank. This is because Metro Bank will want to ensure that the property value is not undermined so as to adversely affect their security. They will, therefore, require their approved conveyancing panel lawyer to deal with the conveyancing on their behalf. The conveyancing panel solicitor will then arrange for Metro Bank to seal a Deed of Release. This legal document ultimately releases the lenders charge over the part of the property being removed from the title.

Why is it important to get the right mortgage solicitor from the panel?

As property transactions can often feel like a long and strenuous process, it is essential that you find an experienced conveyancing lawyer from a firm that has been approved by your lender. Because mortgaging a property is an important process, finding a conveyancing lawyer with a proven track record ensures your mortgage is dealt with effectively and will ultimately save you time and money.

We are experienced in handling property transactions with Metro Bank, so whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging your home we can attend to your matter quickly and efficiently. Click on our online conveyancing calculator to get an instant quote for our Metro Bank panel property lawyers today.

Metro Bank mortgage branches in London

  • Ealing; The Townhouse, The Broadway, London W5 5JN
  • Chiswick; 137 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2ED
  • Hounslow; 211-213 High St, Hounslow TW3 1BL
  • Hayes; Bridge Retail Park, Unit 8 Hayes, Southall, Hayes UB4 0RH
  • Fulham; Unit 3 Fulham Broadway, Fulham, London SW6 1BW
  • Kensington; 160-166 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 7RG
  • Chelsea; 234 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UA
  • Bloomsbury; 227 Tottenham Court Rd, Bloomsbury, London W1T 7QF
  • Battersea; 4-8 St John’s Rd, Battersea, London SW11 1PN
  • Holborn; One Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA

Do you need to find a conveyancing solicitor registered on the Metro Bank Panel?

If so, please email our conveyancing team at Alternatively, to make an appointment at our West London Ealing office located 10 minutes from Ealing Broadway station call 020 8840 6640. For an appointment at our London Belgravia office, a few minutes from Victoria Station call 020 7824 5118.

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