Find a Birmingham Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Birmingham? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Birmingham home move at risk of delay or failure.

Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised Birmingham conveyancers for over 130 lenders.

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Birmingham

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Birmingham. I would like to know the logic why all Birmingham lawyers aren't automatically on all lender panels?

Banks tend to impose restrictions on either the type or volume of conveyancing solicitors on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a practice must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some building societies decided to limit the number of practices they allow to represent them. It is worth noting that lenders have no liability for the accuracy of conveyancing provided by any Birmingham conveyancer on their panel. Property fraud was the key driver in the culling of solicitor panels from 2008 even though there are contrary opinions about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Data published by HMLR reveal that thousands of conveyancing organisations only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel consolidation question why law firms should have any entitlement to be on a lender panel when it is evident that conveyancing is not their speciality?

Would the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend perform right to buy conveyancing in Birmingham?

We have identified numerous conveyancing experts who can handle right to buy conveyancing matters Please get in touch with the solicitors listed to secure a conveyancing quote.

We are planning to purchase with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. We have called around locally yet am struggling to find a Birmingham conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Could you assist?

You should take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Pick the building society and type Birmingham or your location and you will see a number of lawyer located in Birmingham or near you.

I'm buying my first flat in Birmingham with a mortgage from National Westminster Bank. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The sale representative suggested that I not reveal to my conveyancer about this extras as it will affect my loan with National Westminster Bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

What is the average legal costs for conveyancing in Birmingham?

The average cost last year for conveyancing in Birmingham was £1,500 excluding Stamp Duty and HM Land Registry charges.

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