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Beverley Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

I have just been informed by my broker that my solicitor is not on the Beverley Building Society Conveyancing panel. How can I check?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for Beverley Building Society.
I am purchasing a brand new apartment and my lawyer is telling me that she is duty bound to disclose incentives from the builder as her firm is on the Beverley Building Society conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange contracts and my preference is not to delay matters. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Beverley Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Beverley 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 the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Beverley Building Society solicitor panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I was scheduled to move into my dream home last Friday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Beverley Building Society solicitors panel but has changed address 8 weeks ago and had not advised Beverley Building Society of their new address. Beverley Building Society is now refusing to release my funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. The majority of lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Beverley Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
Do conveyancing solicitors on the Beverley Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
In the main 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
Are all solicitors on the Beverley Building Society conveyancing panel overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Beverley Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
I previously instructed online conveyancers located in Manchester who are on the Beverley Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £135 for dealing with the Beverley Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Beverley Building Society?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Beverley Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Beverley Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.