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Q and A’s regarding the National Counties Building Society Solicitor Panel

I instructed a law firm to conduct the legal paperwork on my remortgage three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with National Counties Building Society. The solicitors confirmed to me that they are on National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel and gave me their panel number. National Counties Building Society then ,via my broker advised 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 National Counties Building Society?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the National Counties Building Society as to how long they think it will take to get the firm to get back on the panel.
Our nephew is purchasing a newly built flat with a home loan from National Counties Building Society. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in who is on the National Counties Building Society solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for National Counties Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
We're in Birmingham, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is National Counties Building Society , but our solicitor is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
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.
I had instructed online solicitors located in London who are on the National Counties Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £175 for the legal aspects of the National Counties Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by National Counties Building Society?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by National Counties Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the National Counties Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
I have not been happy with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
Complaining to National Counties Building Society about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. Every solicitor firm 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.