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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 IFA has asked me for my lawyer’ panel member for the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have contacted my local Bath Building Society branch but they have not got back to me yet.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Bath Building Society panel reference.
I am buying a new build flat and my lawyer is informing me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the builder as her firm is on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and I have no desire to delay matters. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Bath Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Bath Building Society). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Do banks and building societies provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Bath Building Society directly.
The solicitors that just started acting on my house acquisition in Brighton has without warning shut down. I only went with them because I needed a lawyer on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist
We were going to get a DIP from Bath Building Society this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Bath Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Bath Building Society through the process.
My offer on house has been accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. 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 should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage app going with Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.
Sometime soon me and my wife are purchasing a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beretained. My agentrecommended that we make sure that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Bath Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms. Aren't all lawyers on the Bath Building Society panel?
Not all Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. Click here to locate a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Bath Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.