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Frequently asked questions relating to the Cambridge Building Society Conveyancing Panel

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Cambridge Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How good are the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any Cambridge Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Cambridge Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Cambridge Building Society will allow to act for them.
Expecting to complete my purchase next Friday. My conveyancing lawyer has asked me to provide him with a copy of the building insurance for the house as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Cambridge Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Cambridge Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Cambridge Building Society). Being on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I am planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in who is on the Cambridge Building Society approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Cambridge Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am buying a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Cambridge Building Society. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel?
It is true that some lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
My existing mortgage is with Cambridge Building Society. My godfather has just retired and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Cambridge Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long does the process take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Cambridge Building Society mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.
Cambridge Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Cambridge Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Cambridge Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Cambridge Building Society will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Cambridge Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.