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Q and A’s regarding the Ipswich Building Society Solicitor Panel

I am expecting a offer of a mortgage from Ipswich Building Society. I would like to use a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Ipswich Building Society Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers
Ipswich Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
Our lawyer has uncovered a defect with the lease for the flat we are buying. The seller’s lawyers have offered title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer says that as he is on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Ipswich Building Society?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and Ipswich Building Society are the client. A precondition to being on the Ipswich Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Ipswich Building Society). The CML Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that Ipswich Building Society can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I have been searching for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be sure that all the practices that are listed on your site are on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel?
The law firms listed on our site have advised us that they are on the Ipswich Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel is incorrect.
My conveyancers in Leeds have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with Ipswich Building Society. Is it case that being on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Ipswich Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Ipswich Building Society directly.
The mortgage over my property is with Ipswich Building Society. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Ipswich Building Society?
Your original mortgage agreement with Ipswich Building Society will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Ipswich Building Society’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies 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 Ipswich Building Society directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel lawyer.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of mortgage guides,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Ipswich Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Ipswich Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Ipswich Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
Ipswich Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Ipswich Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Ipswich Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Ipswich Building Society will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Ipswich Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.