• Home
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland Conveyancing Panel Solicitor

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

Want an Instant Online Royal Bank of Scotland 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, Royal Bank of Scotland.  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, Royal Bank of Scotland, to ensure all the legal aspects of your mortgage are dealt with effectively.

Royal Bank of Scotland Mortgage Conveyancing

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was founded in Edinburgh in 1727 and has since gone on to become the first British bank to launch a fully-fledged internet banking system. RBS were also the first British clearing bank to offer a house purchase loan scheme to customers in 1972. The bank is now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group along with NatWest and Ulster Bank. The acquisition of NatWest in 2000 made RBS group the third largest banking group in the UK. RBS are currently the third largest mortgage lender in the UK, based on market share.

Are you looking for a Royal Bank of Scotland Conveyancing Panel Solicitor near you?

We are one of RBS’s accredited London-based solicitors on the RBS 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 RBS’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 RBS 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 RBS 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 RBS 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 Royal Bank of Scotland Panel?

RBS needs to ensure that your instructed property lawyer sits as an approved RBS conveyancing panel solicitor, as solicitors are obliged to ensure RBS’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 Royal Bank of Scotland?

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 RBS mortgage for your house you will need to inform RBS, as they are a party concerned in the Transfer of Equity. RBS’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 Royal Bank of Scotland Mortgage? – Deed of Substitution

You will need consent from your lender, RBS 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 RBS have lent you is protected. Your property solicitor will be required to arrange this for you by obtaining a Deed of Substitution from RBS. Your RBS 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 RBS conveyancing panel. Starck Uberoi’s conveyancing solicitors can help deal all the legal aspects of your lease extension if you have a mortgage with RBS.

Do I need consent from Royal Bank of Scotland 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, RBS. This is because RBS 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 RBS 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 RBS, 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 RBS panel property lawyers today.

Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage branches in London

  • Richmond; 26 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1DF
  • Churchend & Roundwood; 86 Craven Park Rd, London NW10 4AE
  • Kensington; 175-177 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6SH
  • Notting Hill; 78 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3HS
  • Westminster; 119-121 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 6RA
  • St James’s; 48 Haymarket, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4SE
  • Marylebone; 28 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0DB
  • Bloomsbury; High Holborn, London Holborn, London WC1V 6PQ

Do you need to find a conveyancing solicitor registered on the Royal Bank of Scotland 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.

Further Reading

Contact our Property Lawyers