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Accord Buy to Let Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

The lawyer my fiance and I had intended to instruct on a remortgage said she will levy higher legal fees if my mortgage is with Accord Buy to Let due to their difficult processes! Am I likely to be frustrated using Accord Buy to Let? Is Accord Buy to Let conveyancing so much more difficult?
Accord Buy to Let conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Accord Buy to Let will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Accord Buy to Let will not agree to this. Why was Accord Buy to Let even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Accord Buy to Let of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Accord Buy to Let then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Accord Buy to Let.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Accord Buy to Let approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Accord Buy to Let solicitor panel.
I am buying a semi-detached house and getting a mortgage with Accord Buy to Let. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel in your location.
My brother and I have had an offer accepted on a apartment I spoke to a lawyer recommended by my uncle and he recommended using a property lawyers approved by Accord Buy to Let. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Accord Buy to Let if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Accord Buy to Let pointed out that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Accord Buy to Let 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Accord Buy to Let for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Accord Buy to Let’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with Accord Buy to Let. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Accord Buy to Let you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Accord Buy to Let. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Accord Buy to Let. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Accord Buy to Let branches or the Customer Services Department at Accord Buy to Let head office. We understand that complaints to Accord Buy to Let are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.