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Common questions asked concerning the Ipswich Building Society Solicitor Panel

I instructed a firm of solicitors to carry out on my remortgage three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Ipswich Building Society. The firm reassured me that they are on Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel and provided me their panel number. Ipswich Building Society then ,via my broker advised that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the conveyancing panel for Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Society as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
My son is purchasing a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Ipswich Building Society. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

How up to date is your database of lawyers on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel? Do Ipswich Building Society send you an updated list?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Ipswich Building Society directly.
I am refinancing my flat does my lawyer have to be on the Ipswich Building Society Conveyancing panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel, but Ipswich Building Society would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
We expect to receive a DIP from Ipswich Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Ipswich Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Ipswich Building Society through the process.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
There is little point in complaining directly to Ipswich Building Society. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is addressed by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.

Me and my partner are remortgaging a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to begiven the go-ahead. My agentrecommended that we double-check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Ipswich Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the Ipswich Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.