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I appointed a law firm to conveyancing on my remortgage 5 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Monmouthshire Building Society. The firm assured me that they are on Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel and provided me their panel number. Monmouthshire Building Society then told me that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Should I appoint a new solicitor currently on the conveyancing panel for Monmouthshire Building Society?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Monmouthshire Building Society as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Expecting to complete my purchase next Tuesday. My conveyancing lawyer has asked me to provide him with a copy of the building insurance for the house as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Monmouthshire Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Monmouthshire Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Monmouthshire Building Society). Being on the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
Do I have to pop into the offices of the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Manchester so that I can pop in to their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Monmouthshire Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
I was supposed to complete on my first house yesterday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel but has moved offices 8 weeks ago and had not advised Monmouthshire Building Society of their new address. Monmouthshire Building Society is now refusing to release my 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 Monmouthshire Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
Why might a lender such as Monmouthshire Building Society withdraw a mortgage offer?
Lenders such as Monmouthshire Building Society can withdraw their mortgage offer although this is unusual. If Monmouthshire Building Society withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to their reasoning. There are many potential reasons but here are a number of examples:
  • Many mortgage offers have an expiry date. Your lawyer should check this. Monmouthshire Building Society may amend or withdraw an offer before the end of its validation period if an offer extension is requested and following a re-evaluation of the property the value of the security is below a level which is acceptable to them.
  • If the borrower informs Monmouthshire Building Society of a change in security address
  • Amendments if purchase price adjusted and the loan to value limits exceeded by this. Please note that Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors would be obliged to notify Monmouthshire Building Society of a change in the price of the property.
  • A cashback to the buyer, or | part of the price includes a non-cash incentive to the buyer (eg paid stamp duty land tax),or | any indirect incentive (cash or non cash) or rental guarantee, of which the lender was previously unaware
  • Following advice from the valuer on their lender panel or If the lender has doubts about the effectiveness of the valuation as a result of subsequent events or information received post valuation but pre completion
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a mortgage from Monmouthshire Building Society. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Monmouthshire Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Monmouthshire Building Society branches or the Customer Care Department at Monmouthshire Building Society head office. We understand that complaints to Monmouthshire Building Society are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having checked that they are on the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of mortgage guides,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 Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Monmouthshire Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Monmouthshire 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 Monmouthshire Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.