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Frequently asked questions relating to the Earl Shilton Building Society Solicitor Panel

We are purchasing a 1 bedroom apartment in London with a mortgage from Earl Shilton Building Society. We would like to retain our solicitor but Earl Shilton Building Society says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Earl Shilton Building Society panel firms or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Earl Shilton Building Society
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Earl Shilton Building Society will not agree to this. Why was Earl Shilton Building Society even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Earl Shilton Building Society of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Earl Shilton Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Earl Shilton Building Society.
Are there any apps to help find a local solicitor on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25 kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Earl Shilton Building Society solicitor panel.
I was scheduled to move into my first house yesterday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not advised Earl Shilton Building Society of their new address. Earl Shilton Building Society has locked down the release of mortgage funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is a rare situation indeed. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Earl Shilton Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel?
Some major banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
I have a mortgage with Earl Shilton Building Society. Conveyancing was finalised 12 months ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Earl Shilton Building Society?
You must advise Earl Shilton Building Society before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Earl Shilton Building Society’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Earl Shilton Building Society will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Earl Shilton Building Society directly. You need not do this via a Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel firm.
My offer was accepted on an apartment on the 12th March 2014, valuation was booked five days after, all came back fine. Solicitor retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Earl Shilton Building Society and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel. Are Earl Shilton Building Society entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
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 Earl Shilton Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Earl Shilton Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.