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Question: 3.1.3. Does the lender require notification of the name and address of the solicitors firm or licensed conveyancers firm acting for the seller?

Lender Answer
Accord Buy to Let Yes.
Accord Mortgages Ltd No
Adam & Company Only if we specifically request you to do so.

Adam & Company International Only if we specifically request you to do so.

Ahli United Bank (UK) plc No
Aldermore Bank PLC No.
Allied Irish Bank (GB), a trading name of AIB Group (UK) We don't need notification of the name and address of the seller's conveyancer but we expect you to have satisfied yourself as to the identity of the seller's conveyancer and to exercise good practice.
Atom Bank plc No
Aviva Equity Release UK Ltd No.
Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Yes, please advise the Case Manager in writing.
Bank of Ireland as Bank of Ireland Mortgages Yes, please advise the Case Manager in writing.
Bank of Scotland Beginning A Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Bank of Scotland Beginning O Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Barclays Bank UK PLC No
Barnsley Building Soc, a trading name Yorkshire Building Soc No.
Birmingham Midshires Only if specifically requested.
Bluestone Mortgages Yes.
Bradford & Bingley Plc  
Britannia, a trading name of The Co-operative Bank plc Only if specifically requested to do so
Buckinghamshire Building Society No
Capital Home Loans Yes
Chelsea Building Society (a trading name of Yorkshire BS) No.
Clydesdale Bank plc Only if we ask you to do so.
Co-operative Bank plc Only if specifically requested to do so
Coutts Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Coutts Finance Co Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Coventry Building Society No. However, the legal representative should notify us if they intend to act for both the seller and the purchaser.
Cynergy Bank No. Unless we specifically request you to do so.
Darlington Building Society No - The Society does not need notification of the name and address of the Seller's conveyancer but we expect you to have satisfied yourself as to the identity of the seller's conveyancer. If you are aware that there is an conflict of interest or where the same firm is acting for the seller please advise the Society in writing.
DB UK Bank Ltd Only if specifically requested.
Dudley Building Society Only if specifically requested by us.
Earl Shilton Building Society No
Ecology Building Society No
Family Building Soc (a trading name of National Counties BS) No.
Fleet Mortgages Yes
Foundation Home Loans No.
Furness Building Society Yes
GE Money Home Lending Ltd GE Money Home Lending has withdrawn from the UK mortgage market.
Godiva Mortgages Ltd No. However, the legal representative should notify us if they intend to act for both the seller and the purchaser.
Habito No
Halifax Only if specifically requested.
Halifax Loans Ltd  
Hampden & Co. plc Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Handelsbanken We don't need notification of the name and address of the seller's conveyancer but we expect you to have satisfied yourself as to the identity of the seller's conveyancer and to exercise good practice.
Harpenden Building Society Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Hinckley and Rugby Building Society Yes.
Hodge Equity Release We do not require notification unless the name and address of the solicitor’s firm or licensed conveyancers practice do not appear in a legal directory or they are not currently on record with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Council for Licensed Conveyancers as practising at the address shown on their note paper.
Hodge Life We do not require notification unless the name and address of the solicitors firm or licensed conveyancers practice do not appear in a legal directory or they are not currently on record with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Council for Licensed Conveyancers as practising at the address shown on their note paper.
Holmesdale Building Society No
HSBC UK Bank plc No
Intelligent Finance Only if specifically requested
Investec Bank plc No but the Bank's solicitor should check as per paragraph 19.3 of Part 2 of the Bank's Standing Instructions.
ITL Mortgages No. However, the legal representative should notify us if they intend to act for both the seller and the purchaser.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.  
Kensington Mortgage Company Ltd No
Kent Reliance (a trading name of OneSavings Bank plc) No but you should ensure they are registered with their regulatory body and maintain current practising certificates
Keystone Property Finance Only if we specifically request you to do so
Landbay Yes
Landmark Mortgages Limited Yes; where you are aware that there is a conflict of interest or where the same solicitor is acting for the seller and applicant or where we specifically request you to do so.
Leeds Building Society No unless they do not appear in a legal directory or they are not currently on record with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Council for Licensed Conveyancers as practising at the address shown on their note paper.
Legal & General Home Finance Ltd Only if we ask you to do so.
LendInvest Yes
Lloyds Bank plc pre fixed 20/40 Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Lloyds Bank plc pre fixed 50/30/77 Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Lloyds TSB Scotland plc Only if we specifically request you to do so.
M&S Bank no
Magellan Homeloans No
Manchester Building Society Yes. Please provide both details of the firm and the individual acting.
Market Harborough Building Society Yes. The Legal Advisers acting for the lender and the borrower must ensure the Legal Advisers acting for the Vendor are currently registered with the Law Society/Society of Licenced Conveyancers at the stated registered address.

They must also inform the Society immediately if the vendor instructs new solicitors or licensed conveyancers at any point prior to completion.
Masthaven Bank Yes.
Metro Bank plc Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Molo Finance Buy to Let Mortgages Yes.
Monmouthshire Building Society We do not require notification unless the name and address of the solicitors firm or licensed conveyancers practice do not appear in a legal directory or they are not currently on record with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Council for Licensed Conveyancers as practicing at the address shown on their note paper.

Mortgage Agency Services Only if specifically requested to do so
Mortgage Express  
Mortgage Express No 2  
National Counties Building Society No.
National Westminster Bank plc Please do not advise us of the firm acting for the seller, unless we specifically request.
Nationwide Building Society No
Nedbank Private Wealth Ltd No
New Street Mortgages No
NRAM Ltd  
Paragon Buy to Let Mortgages Yes
Paragon Residential Owner-Occupied Mortgages Yes.
Paratus AMC Ltd No.
Parity Trust Yes
Pepper Money No
Pepper Money (PUK) No
Platform (a trading name of The Co-operative Bank p.l.c.) Only if specifically requested to do so
Precise Mortgages (Charter Court Financial Services Ltd) Yes; please notify our Completions Team at the address stated on the mortgage offer/instructions at the earliest opportunity (including details of any subsequent changes).
Principality Building Society We do not require notification unless the name and address of the solicitors firm or licensed conveyancers practice do not appear in a legal directory or they are not currently on record with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Council for Licensed Conveyancers as practising at the address shown on their note paper.
Rooftop Mortgages Ltd  
Saffron Building Society There is no requirement to notify us
Sainsbury's Bank Only if specifically requested.
Santander UK plc Only if specifically requested to do so.
Scottish Building Society No
Scottish Widows Bank Only if we request you to do so.
Secure Trust Bank PLC No.
Skipton Building Society Yes
St James Place Bank  
State Bank of India UK No, but you must ensure that appropriate checks have been carried out in compliance with all relevant Practice Notes issued by the Law Society.
Swansea Building Society No
Tesco Bank (a trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc) Yes – we require you to provide us with this information by calling us on 0345 051 8446 within five working days of receipt your instructions. We will not disburse funds until we are in receipt of this information. You must also inform us immediately if the vendor instructs new solicitors or licensed conveyancers at any point prior to completion.
The Mortgage Business  
The Mortgage Lender Limited Yes, please notify
completions@themortgagelender.com

Tel: 0344 257 0426
The Mortgage Works No
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Please do not advise us of the firm acting for the seller, unless we specifically request.
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Direct Line Mortgages  
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Direct Line One  
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc First Active  
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Natwest one Account  
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc One Account Only if we specifically request you to do so.
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Virgin One Only if we specifically request you to do so.
The Tipton & Coseley Building Society Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Together Personal Finance Limited Only if specifically requested.
Topaz Finance Ltd  
TSB Bank plc Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Ulster Bank Ltd Please do not advise us of the firm acting for the seller, unless we specifically request.
Vida Homeloans No
Virgin Money No but you'll need to let us know if you can't verify them.
Whistletree (a trading name of TSB Bank plc) Only if we specifically request you to do so.
Yorkshire Bank Home Loans Ltd Only if ask you to do so.
Yorkshire Building Society No.
Zephyr Mortgages Only if we specifically request you to do so.