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FAQs for the National Counties Building Society Conveyancing Panel

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay National Counties Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any National Counties Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
National Counties Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that National Counties Building Society will allow to act for them.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company National Counties Building Society will not agree to this. Why was National Counties Building Society even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform National Counties Building Society of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to National Counties Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you and National Counties Building Society.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20 miles to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of 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 National Counties Building Society solicitor panel.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as National Counties 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.
Is it the case that all conveyancing solicitors on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
There is generally 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 service
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with National Counties Building Society. Solicitors have been instructed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from National Counties Building Society?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have National Counties Building Society done the valuation? Have you advised National Counties Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued