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FAQs for the National Counties Building Society Solicitor Panel

I am getting a offer of a mortgage from National Counties Building Society. I hope to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the National Counties Building Society Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC
National Counties Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
I am buying a newly built flat and my conveyancer is telling me that she has to reveal incentives from the builder as her firm is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to sign contracts and my preference is not to delay matters. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the National Counties Building Society panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the National Counties Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on National Counties 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.
Are the lawyers identified as being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by National Counties Building Society?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from National Counties Building Society directly.
I am remortgaging my house does my lawyer have to be on the National Counties Building Society Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but National Counties Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Is it the case that all conveyancing solicitors on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
On the whole there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the National Counties Building Society panel is any good?
Getting 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 advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing
My brother and I are purchasing a garden flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beretained. My brokersuggested that we enquire that the solicitor in Hendon is on the National Counties Building Society approved list of lawyers. Surely I don't need to do this, do I?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the National Counties Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.

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