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Examples of recent questions relating to the National Counties Building Society Solicitor Panel

My IFA has has requested my lawyer’ panel reference for the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have tried my local National Counties Building Society branch but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the National Counties Building Society panel reference.
Much to my surprise my conveyancer is asking me for personal identification documents asserting that this forms part of his legal duty as a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society Conveyancing panel. Is this right?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with National Counties Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy National Counties Building Society
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Chelsea on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the National Counties Building Society approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
My lawyers in Liverpool have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with National Counties Building Society. Is it case that being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the National Counties Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting National Counties Building Society directly.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society panel is any good?
obtaining 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 advise that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with National Counties Building Society. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with National Counties Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to National Counties Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel.
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called National Counties Building Society on numerous occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
As long as the conveyancer is on the National Counties Building Society panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for National Counties Building Society. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that National Counties Building Society will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask National Counties Building Society to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.