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Accord Buy to Let Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

My mortgage broker has says he needs my solicitor’s panel member for the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have tried my local Accord Buy to Let office but they don't know it.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Accord Buy to Let.
Please assist. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Accord Buy to Let was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My solicitor says that as she is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer valid.
A precondition to being on the Accord Buy to Let approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Accord Buy to Let)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Accord Buy to Let.
I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham who is on the Accord Buy to Let solicitor. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Accord Buy to Let . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am considering applying for a Accord Buy to Let mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 70% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Accord Buy to Let?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel, but Accord Buy to Let would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.
Do the majority of banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel requirements are different to Accord Buy to Let’s conveyancing panel criteria.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Accord Buy to Let as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Accord Buy to Let would not normally appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Accord Buy to Let list
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Accord Buy to Let are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Accord Buy to Let are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Accord Buy to Let have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Accord Buy to Let have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Accord Buy to Let may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.