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My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Darlington Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and reasonably priced. Are there any Darlington Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Darlington Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial 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 Darlington Building Society will allow to act for them.
We are approaching an exchange and my parents having transferred the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender Darlington Building Society. I am advised that, being on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Darlington Building Society if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I disclosed to the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for this now to be an issue?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Darlington Building Society to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Darlington Building Society if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Do lenders provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Darlington Building Society directly.
We're in Liverpool, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Darlington Building Society , but our solicitor is on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
What are the common reasons for a lender such as Darlington Building Society to withdraw a mortgage offer?
Lenders such as Darlington Building Society can withdraw their mortgage offer although this is unusual. should Darlington Building Society withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to the reasons why. There are various possible reasons but here are a number of examples:
  • Many mortgage offers have an expiry date. Your lawyer should check this. Darlington Building Society may amend or withdraw an offer before the end of its validation period if an offer extension is requested and following a re-evaluation of the property the value of the security is below a level which is acceptable to them.
  • If the borrower informs Darlington Building Society of a change in security address
  • Where to proceed with the Mortgage offer would be unlawful
  • If the lender reasonably believe that the applicant, borrower, mortgagor or guarantor is insolvent or is about to become insolvent or has or will have a petition presented or if any one or all enter into any arrangement with their creditors generally or if any one or all should suffer a material change in their financial circumstances
  • If the solicitor on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel acting for the applicant, borrower, mortgagor or guarantor cannot comply with Darlington Building Society ‘s instructions
I have paid off my mortgage with Darlington Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Darlington Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Darlington Building Society mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Darlington Building Society mortgage from the register. Darlington Building Society,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Darlington Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Darlington Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Darlington Building Society mortgage has been paid off.
My offer on house has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What should be my next step? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Darlington Building Society?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Darlington Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.