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Manchester Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Manchester Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Manchester Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Manchester Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Manchester Building Society will allow to act for them.
Much to my surprise my conveyancer has requested from me ID documents saying that this forms part of his legal duty as a conveyancer on the Manchester Building Society Solicitor panel. Am I being spun a yarn?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Manchester Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Manchester Building Society
I need to find a Manchester Building Society panel solicitor in Stirling. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Manchester Building Society panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Manchester Building Society to find out which solicitors in Manchester Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
I was supposed to complete on my flat last Thursday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Manchester Building Society solicitors panel but has changed address in the past couple of months and had not informed Manchester Building Society of their new address. Manchester Building Society has locked down the release of mortgage funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Manchester Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Manchester Building Society do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with Manchester Building Society. Conveyancing is new to me. 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.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from Manchester Building Society. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about Manchester Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Manchester Building Society branches or the Customer Services Department at Manchester Building Society head office. In most cases complaints to Manchester Building Society are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.