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Marsden Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

I have just been informed by my estate agent that my property lawyer is not on the Marsden Building Society Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the the approved Marsden Building Society solicitor panel.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Marsden Building Society was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Marsden Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer valid.
A precondition to being on the Marsden Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 obligations (last updated for this lender on Marsden 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 Marsden Building Society.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the Marsden Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 miles to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. 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 Marsden Building Society solicitor panel.
We're in Liverpool, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Marsden Building Society , but our lawyer is on the Marsden Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Marsden Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Marsden Building Society panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Marsden 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 Marsden Building Society your lawyer must to check the Marsden Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Marsden Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Marsden 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.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Marsden 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 Marsden 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.