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Melton Mowbray Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

My fiance and I are hoping to buy a 1 bedroom apartment in London with a mortgage from Melton Mowbray Building Society. We like our lawyer but Melton Mowbray Building Society says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the Melton Mowbray Building Society panel solicitors or keep our solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; 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 Melton Mowbray 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 solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Melton Mowbray Building Society
Can you help?. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Melton Mowbray 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as she is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
A precondition to being on the Melton Mowbray Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Melton Mowbray Building Society)which states 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 Melton Mowbray Building Society.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Manchester on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Melton Mowbray Building Society ?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
I was supposed to complete on my first house last Thursday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society solicitors panel but has changed address 8 weeks ago and had not advised Melton Mowbray Building Society of their new address. Melton Mowbray 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. The majority of 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 Melton Mowbray Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
My husband and I are spending time looking at houses and now considering a potential offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a home loan with Melton Mowbray Building Society
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Melton Mowbray Building Society , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel.
Completion of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Melton Mowbray Building Society. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Melton Mowbray Building Society. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Melton Mowbray Building Society branches or the Customer Services Team at Melton Mowbray Building Society head office. In most cases complaints to Melton Mowbray Building Society are sorted out very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Melton Mowbray 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 Melton Mowbray Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Melton Mowbray 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 Melton Mowbray 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.