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Frequently asked questions relating to the Accord Buy to Let Solicitor Panel

I am expecting a mortgage with Accord Buy to Let. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Accord Buy to Let Solicitor panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Accord Buy to Let’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
I am buying a brand new duplex and my solicitor is advising me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the seller as her practice is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange and my preference is not to delay deal. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the Accord Buy to Let panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. 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). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I require the services of a Accord Buy to Let panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Accord Buy to Let panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Accord Buy to Let to find out which solicitors in Accord Buy to Let are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
I am considering applying for a Accord Buy to Let mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) with 70% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Accord Buy to Let?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Accord Buy to Let will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Do the majority of lenders 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 requirements.
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Accord Buy to Let. Is it usual for Accord Buy to Let to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Accord Buy to Let to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Accord Buy to Let will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Accord Buy to Let will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Accord Buy to Let you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.