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Frequently asked questions relating to the Dudley Building Society Solicitor Panel

On what basis would a firm of solicitors be removed from the Dudley Building Society approved conveyancing panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of law firms had been removed from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume 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. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Dudley Building Society
Our solicitor has discovered a problem with the lease for the flat we are buying. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor says that as he is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Dudley Building Society?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Dudley Building Society does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Dudley Building Society are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with by the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Dudley Building Society
I am looking for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be confident that all the law firms that are listed on your website are on the Dudley 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 Dudley Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Dudley Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel is incorrect.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Dudley 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.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Dudley Building Society as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Dudley Building Society do not ordinarily instruct firms on their conveyancing panel 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 Dudley Building Society list
I'm in the throws of looking at houses and am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Dudley Building Society
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Dudley Building Society , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
My offer on house has been accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. 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? When should I get the mortgage app going with Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.