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Examples of recent questions relating to the Darlington Building Society Solicitor Panel

I appointed a firm of solicitors to carry out on my house purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Darlington Building Society. The solicitors assured me that they are on Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel and gave me their panel reference. Darlington Building Society then told me that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the approved panel for Darlington Building Society?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Darlington Building Society as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Expecting to move into my new home next Monday. 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 Darlington Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on the Darlington 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 Darlington Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Darlington Building Society). Being on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I am searching for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be confident that all the practices that are listed on your website are on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Darlington Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Darlington Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel is incorrect.
The lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in London has without warning shut down. I chose them because I had to have a solicitor on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I gave them a cheque for £150 in advance. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Darlington Building Society 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.
Are all conveyancing solicitors on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
I have a mortgage with Darlington Building Society. My godfather retired last week and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Darlington Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Darlington Building Society mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Darlington 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. As the property is your main residence you need not pay CGT but you should speak with your accountants in any event.