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Find a North Plymouth Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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


Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Plymouth

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my home in North Plymouth and the estate agent has just e-mailed to warn that the buyers are appointing a new conveyancer. The excuse is that the lender will only engage with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a major lender only deal with certain lawyers rather the firm that they want to appoint to handle their conveyancing in North Plymouth ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms they are willing to work with, but in recent years big names such as Nationwide, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for decades.

Mortgage companies point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the pruning – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. We have called around locally but cant to find a North Plymouth conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Could you assist?

You should make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type North Plymouth or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers based in North Plymouth or nearest you.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in North Plymouth?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in North Plymouth. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I was recommended by numerous selling agents in North Plymouth to find a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your site ahead of a competitor’s?

We refuse to give any financial incentive for sending work our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

Am I best advised to appoint a North Plymouth conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? We have a good friend who can perform the legal formalities but his firm is located a couple of hundredmiles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local North Plymouth conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were content that must surpass using an unfamiliar North Plymouth conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

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