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I would like to know the reason why all property lawyers are not on the Manchester Building Society Solicitor panel?
Lenders point to the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year. The removal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. It led to banks and building societies purging less reputable firms off their books
My conveyancer has uncovered an inconsistency between the information in Manchester Building Society’s valuation report and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that as he is on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel he must ensure that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s course or action right?
A precondition to being on the Manchester Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Manchester Building Society) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
Do I have to visit the offices of the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Manchester so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Manchester Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
The firm that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Hendon has suddenly shut down. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel and my previous lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £175 for searches. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist
Is it the case that all conveyancing lawyers on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
In the main there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their service
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to Manchester Building Society’s conveyancing panel criteria.
My existing mortgage is with Manchester Building Society. My uncle retired last week and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Manchester Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Manchester Building Society mortgage is discharged.
Although you do need to retain the services of a lawyer they dont need to be on the Manchester Building Society panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.