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Examples of recent questions relating to the Cambridge Building Society Conveyancing Panel
My IFA has asked me for my solicitor’s panel member for the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Cambridge Building Society office but they cant find it on their system.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Cambridge Building Society panel reference.
Expecting to move into my new home next Thursday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer 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.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Manchester so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Cambridge Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Cambridge Building Society are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Cambridge Building Society are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Cambridge Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Cambridge Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Cambridge Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of house buying,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Cambridge Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Cambridge Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Cambridge Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Cambridge Building Society mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Cambridge Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Cambridge Building Society mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Cambridge Building Society in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.