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Common questions asked concerning the Melton Mowbray Building Society Conveyancing Panel

On what basis would a law firm be excluded from the Melton Mowbray Building Society approved conveyancing panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of law firms had been removed from a lender panel. The top reasons in order are :
  1. lack of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Melton Mowbray Building Society
I am buying a newly constructed duplex and my solicitor is advising me that she has to reveal incentives from the builder as her practice is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange contracts and my preference is not to delay the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. 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). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I have been looking for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be assured that all the firms that are listed on your directory are on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices listed on our site have assured us via an online form that they are on the Melton Mowbray Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Melton Mowbray Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel is not accurate.
I am attempting to get my ex-husband taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Melton Mowbray Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Melton Mowbray 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 Melton Mowbray Building Society solicitors panel
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Melton Mowbray Building Society do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Can I register a complaint to Melton Mowbray Building Society about the lawyers being on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel?
Complaining to Melton Mowbray Building Society about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. All solicitors and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.

I have instructed a lawyer having checked that they are on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Melton Mowbray Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Melton Mowbray 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 Melton Mowbray Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.