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FAQs : The Mansfield Building Society Solicitor Panel
My financial adviser has says he needs my solicitor’s panel reference for the Mansfield Building Society conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have tried my local Mansfield Building Society branch but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Mansfield Building Society.
Please help. My conveyancer is assuring me that she is duty-bound to order a Local Authority search as the firm are on the Mansfield Building Society conveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with Mansfield Building Society your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Mansfield Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Mansfield Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I have been looking for online conveyancing estimates. Can I be assured that all the practices that are identified on your site are on the Mansfield Building Society conveyancing panel?
The law firms listed on our site have advised us that they are on the Mansfield Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Mansfield Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Mansfield Building Society conveyancing panel is not accurate.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is removed from the Mansfield Building Society Solicitor panel prior to completion?
First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
I had instructed online conveyancers based in Cardiff who are on the Mansfield Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £195 for the legal aspects of the Mansfield Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Mansfield Building Society?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Mansfield Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Mansfield Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Mansfield Building Society as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Mansfield Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Mansfield Building Society do not ordinarily appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Mansfield Building Society list
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Mansfield Building Society have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Mansfield Building Society your lawyer must to check the Mansfield Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Mansfield Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Mansfield Building Society where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.