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FAQs for the Loughborough Building Society Solicitor Panel
I appointed a firm of solicitors to conduct the legal paperwork on my purchase three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Loughborough Building Society. The firm assured me that they are on Loughborough Building Society conveyancing panel and advised me their panel reference. Loughborough Building Society then told me that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the conveyancing panel for Loughborough 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 Loughborough Building Society as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Loughborough Building Society was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer says that as she is on the Loughborough Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the Loughborough Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Loughborough Building Society)which specifies that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Loughborough Building Society.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Coventry on the Loughborough Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the Loughborough Building Society approved panel?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
I am buying a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Loughborough Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Loughborough Building Society conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Loughborough Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Loughborough Building Society panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a good 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 advocate that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Loughborough Building Society. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about Loughborough Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Loughborough Building Society branches or the Customer Care Team at Loughborough Building Society head office. We understand that complaints to Loughborough Building Society are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the
Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Loughborough Building Society conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
Complaining to Loughborough Building Society about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. 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.