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FAQs : The Manchester Building Society Conveyancing Panel

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Manchester Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Manchester Building Society panel?
Manchester Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial 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.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Manchester Building Society was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
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 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.
I have checked 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 considering mortgaging my apartment does my lawyer have to be on the Manchester Building Society Conveyancing panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Manchester Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Are all solicitor practices on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel overseen by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Manchester Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Manchester Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Manchester Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
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.