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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Manchester Building Society list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Find a Law Firm approved by Manchester Building Society
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Find an Approved Solicitor on the Manchester Building Society Conveyancing Panel

Manchester Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

I instructed a firm of solicitors to conduct the legal paperwork on my remortgage six weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Manchester Building Society. The firm reassured me that they are on Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel and gave me their panel number. Manchester Building Society then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Do I instruct a different law firm listed on the approved panel for Manchester 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 Manchester Building Society as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Can you clarify something for me?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Manchester 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 solicitor says that as she is on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
One of the many conditions to being on the Manchester Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Manchester 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 Manchester Building Society.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Manchester Building Society 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 Manchester Building Society 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 Manchester Building Society solicitor panel.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Manchester Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Manchester Building Society then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Manchester Building Society solicitors panel
Can you point me to a directory of Manchester Building Society panel conveyancers on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
My fiance and I are in the throws of looking at houses and am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I will be getting a mortgage with Manchester Building Society
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Manchester Building Society , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel.
My offer on house has been accepted, but there is a chain. 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? When should I get the mortgage app going with Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.

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