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I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Bradford & Bingley fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Bradford & Bingley conveyancers you'd recommend?
Bradford & Bingley’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Bradford & Bingley will allow to act for them.
I am buying a new build flat and my conveyancer is telling me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the developer as her practice is on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange and I dont want to prolong 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 Bradford & Bingley approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Bradford & Bingley). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Bradford & Bingley approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Bradford & Bingley solicitor panel.
My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Bradford & Bingley , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Bradford & Bingley will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Bradford & Bingley 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 Bradford & Bingley 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 Bradford & Bingley mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bradford & Bingley do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
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.
My husband and I are spending time looking at flats and am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with Bradford & Bingley
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Bradford & Bingley , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Bradford & Bingley. Is it usual for Bradford & Bingley to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Bradford & Bingley to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Bradford & Bingley conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.