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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.
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Leek United BS Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions
My Conveyancer is not on the Leek United BS Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Leek United BS panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Leek United BS mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Leek United BS conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Leek United BS. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
We are nearing an exchange and my mum and dad having transferred the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender Leek United BS. Apparently, being on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Leek United BS if the balance of the mortgage advance is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Leek United BS to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Leek United BS if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Leek United BS approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Leek United BS conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Leek United BS solicitor panel.
I am considering applying for a Leek United BS mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Leek United BS?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Leek United BS conveyancing panel, but Leek United BS 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 transaction.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Leek United BS panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Leek United BS. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Leek United BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Leek United BS mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leek United BS mortgage from the register. Leek United BS,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Leek United BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Leek United BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Leek United BS mortgage has been paid off.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 2010 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Leek United BS are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Leek United BS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Leek United BS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Leek United BS have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Leek United BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leek United BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.