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Find a West Sussex Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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


Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Sussex

A mortgage offer from Nationwide for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom garden flat is coming imminently. Can you suggest a low cost conveyancing law firm in West Sussex?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in West Sussex. Our aim is to provide cost effective conveyancing but our intention is not to advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers offering ninety nine pound conveyancing in West Sussex. Optimistically, in choosing a lawyer for cheap conveyancing, you will earn what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fees and still not get the service you were looking for.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a West Sussex based conveyancing firm?

You should check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers where you want the "fee-free" offer. Contact the mortgage company and explore if they offer you a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near West Sussex.

Are all West Sussex Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

Does a directory service exist listing Nationwide panel solicitors in West Sussex on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online. Where you are looking for a West Sussex lawyer on the Nationwide please make the most of our tool.

We were going to get a OIP from Skipton this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Skipton recommend any West Sussex solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint West Sussex solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Skipton conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Skipton through the process.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a property in West Sussex? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in West Sussex?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in West Sussex to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

My husband and I have agreed a price on a West Sussex flat left to us six years ago in 2012. I have over a decades worth of conveyancing experience and, although retired, wish to undertake my own legal work. The purchaser's property lawyer has informed me that their mortgage company will not allow us to do our own conveyancing insisting the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.

Mortgage instructions to conveyancers from all CML members state that If the vendor does not have legal representation the purchaser’s lawyers should check whether the mortgage company needs to be notified so that a decision can be reached as to whether they are willing to proceed.

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