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My financial adviser has asked me for my solicitor’s panel reference for the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have tried my local Birmingham Midshires office but they cant find it on their system.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Birmingham Midshires panel reference.
Can you clarify something for me?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Birmingham Midshires was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My solicitor says that as she is on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
A precondition to being on the Birmingham Midshires approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Birmingham Midshires)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Birmingham Midshires.
I am Googling for conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the practices that are identified on your site are on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Birmingham Midshires panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Birmingham Midshires panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel is not accurate.
My aunt passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Birmingham Midshires , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Birmingham Midshires will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Birmingham Midshires mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I had instructed online solicitors based in Birmingham who are on the Birmingham Midshires solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £135 for the legal aspects of the Birmingham Midshires mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Birmingham Midshires?
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 Birmingham Midshires but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Birmingham Midshires will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Birmingham Midshires. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Birmingham Midshires you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel.
Completion of my purchase has taken place with a loan from Birmingham Midshires. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Birmingham Midshires. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Birmingham Midshires branches or the Customer Services Team at Birmingham Midshires head office. In most cases complaints to Birmingham Midshires are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.