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Find an Approved Solicitor on the Bath Building Society Dual Representation Solicitors

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').
I am obtaining a mortgage with Bath Building Society. I hope to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Bath Building Society Solicitor panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC
Bath Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am buying a new build flat and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange contracts and my preference is not to prolong the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?
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 all mortgage companies 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.
I am considering applying for a Bath Building Society mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Bath Building Society?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Bath Building Society conveyancing panel, but Bath Building Society would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.
Do conveyancing lawyers on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
On the whole there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their service
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Bath Building Society panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing
Sometime soon me and my wife are remortgaging a flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to beappointed. My motheradvised that we double-check that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Bath Building Society solicitors panel. Aren't all lawyers on the Bath Building Society panel?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Bath Building Society conveyancing panel. Click here to search for a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Bath Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.

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