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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Coventry BS list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Find a Law Firm approved by Coventry BS
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Find an Approved Solicitor on the Coventry Building Society Conveyancing Panel

FAQs for the Coventry Building Society Solicitor Panel

Is the fact that my solicitor is not identified on the Coventry Building Society Solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Coventry Building Society.
Our lawyer is asking me for identification documents saying that this is part of his legal duty as a solicitor on the Coventry Building Society Solicitor panel. Can you confirm whether this is the case?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Coventry Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Coventry Building Society
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Coventry Building Society 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 Coventry Building Society 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 Coventry Building Society solicitor panel.
I am purchasing a semi-detached house and getting a mortgage with Coventry Building Society. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Coventry 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 Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Coventry Building Society as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Coventry Building Society do not ordinarily appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Coventry Building Society panel
Can I register a complaint to Coventry Building Society about the lawyers being on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel?
Complaining to Coventry Building Society about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. All solicitors and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. You can get information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is addressed by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Coventry Building Society. Is it usual for Coventry Building Society to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Coventry Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.

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