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

Is the fact that my solicitor is not on the Ipswich Building Society Solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s work?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. 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 Ipswich Building Society.
Our solicitor has requested from me ID documents saying that this is part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the Ipswich Building Society Conveyancing 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 Ipswich Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Ipswich Building Society
Do all the firms listed on your directory have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I was due to move into my flat two days ago. My lawyer’s firm is on the Ipswich Building Society solicitors panel but has changed address 8 weeks ago and had not advised Ipswich Building Society of their new address. Ipswich 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. The majority of 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 Ipswich Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
Do the majority of banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to Ipswich Building Society’s conveyancing panel requirements.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Ipswich Building Society. Solicitors have been instructed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Ipswich Building Society?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Ipswich Building Society completed the valuation? Have you advised Ipswich Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
At last I have had an offer on an apartment 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 in the pipeline. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Ipswich 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 Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.