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Manchester Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my solicitor is not on the Manchester Building Society Solicitor panel. How can I check?
You need to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the conveyancing panel for Manchester Building Society.
Expecting to move into my new home next Tuesday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Manchester Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Manchester Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Manchester Building Society). Being on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I am Googling for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be confident that all the law firms that are listed on your directory are on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the Manchester Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Manchester Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel is not accurate.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
I have paid off my mortgage with Manchester Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Manchester Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Manchester Building Society 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 Manchester Building Society mortgage from the register. Manchester Building Society,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 Manchester Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Manchester Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Manchester Building Society mortgage has been paid off.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Manchester Building Society. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Manchester Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Manchester Building Society mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Manchester Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Manchester Building Society mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Manchester Building Society in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.