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Bath Building Society does not operate a Conveyancing Panel, but does allow certain lawyers to conduct dual representation subject to meeting their criteria.

For the purposes of clarification, references on this page to "conveyancing panel" mean the ability of your lawyer represent both you and Bath Building Society in their capacity as lender.

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At the request of bath Building Society, we remind any home buyer looking to obtain a mortgage with the Society to first check with the Society that your preferred conveyancing lawyer can represent you and the Society in the same transaction (known as 'dual representation').
My property lawyer is not listed on the Bath Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my preferred solicitor even though they are excluded from the Bath Building Society panel?
You have a number of options available to you here:
  1. Complete the purchase with your existing solicitors but Bath Building Society will need to instruct a lawyer on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel.
  3. Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel
My fiance and I are refinancing our flat with Bath Building Society. We have a son 18 who lives with us. The solicitor on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your Bath Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Bath Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Bath Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Bath Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

I note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Bath 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 Bath Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Birmingham, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Bath Building Society , but our solicitor is on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bath Building Society do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Bath Building Society be concerned
As your lender is Bath Building Society your lawyer must to check the Bath Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Bath Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Bath Building Society where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
My husband and I are buying a garden flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to beretained. My agentsuggested that we enquire that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the Bath Building Society solicitors panel. Aren't all lawyers on the Bath Building Society panel?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. 5 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Bath Building Society solicitors pane.

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