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My husband and I are purchasing a 2 bedroom apartment in Leeds with a mortgage from Market Harborough Building Society. We would like to retain our solicitor but Market Harborough Building Society says he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Market Harborough Building Society panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Market Harborough Building Society
I am purchasing a newly built apartment and my solicitor is informing me that she has to disclose incentives from the seller as her firm is on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and I would rather not prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Market Harborough Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Market Harborough Building Society). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
What tools are available to find a local solicitor on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Market Harborough Building Society solicitor panel.
I am attempting to get my ex-husband removed the mortgage deeds. Can Market Harborough Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Market Harborough Building Society then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Market Harborough Building Society solicitors panel
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Market Harborough Building Society. Solicitors have been chosen? How long does it take for Market Harborough Building Society to send the offer to our conveyancer
There is no definitive answer here. Have Market Harborough Building Society completed the survey? Have you advised Market Harborough Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to move forward? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Market Harborough Building Society. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save us both money? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Market Harborough Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Market Harborough Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 175. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Market Harborough Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Market Harborough Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.