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FAQs for the Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Panel

I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Barnsley Building Society panel of conveyancing solicitors. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
can you help? My solicitor is assuring me that she is duty-bound to apply for a Local Authority search as the firm are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. Is my lawyer correct?
You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Barnsley Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Barnsley Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I have been searching for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be confident that all the practices that are listed on your website are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have advised us that they are on the Barnsley Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Barnsley Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel is incorrect.
What happens if my solicitor is suspended from the Barnsley Building Society Solicitor panel before the completion date?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Barnsley Building Society. Is it usual for Barnsley Building Society to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barnsley Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Barnsley Building Society mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Barnsley Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Barnsley Building Society mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Barnsley Building Society in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Barnsley Building Society?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Barnsley Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.