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Q and A’s regarding the Barnsley Building Society Solicitor Panel

On what basis could a law firm be excluded from the Barnsley Building Society approved conveyancing panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of law firms had been removed from a lender panel. The top reasons in order are :
  1. lack of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Barnsley Building Society
can you help? My lawyer is assuring me that he has to conduct a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. The searches cost a lot of money. Can this be avoided?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. 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 see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
I have had an offer accepted on a flat I spoke to a lawyer recommended by my brother and he recommended instructing a property lawyers approved by Barnsley Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Barnsley Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Barnsley Building Society suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Barnsley Building Society 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Barnsley Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. 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 Barnsley Building Society 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 Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Barnsley Building Society’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.
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have telephoned Barnsley Building Society on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply dont know who is right
As long as the conveyancer is on the Barnsley Building Society panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Barnsley Building Society. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Barnsley Building Society will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Barnsley Building Society to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 8 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Barnsley Building Society are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Barnsley Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barnsley Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Barnsley Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barnsley Building Society 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.