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FAQs : The National Counties Building Society Conveyancing Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
I am buying a brand new flat and my solicitor is informing me that she has to disclose incentives from the developer as her firm is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and I have no desire 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 there any apps to help find a local solicitor on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25 miles to meet the solicitor.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. 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.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can National Counties Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but National Counties Building Society then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the National Counties Building Society solicitors panel
Do most banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to National Counties Building Society’s conveyancing panel requirements.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with National Counties Building Society. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with National Counties Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from National Counties Building Society. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about National Counties Building Society. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the National Counties Building Society branches or the Customer Services Team at National Counties Building Society head office. We understand that complaints to National Counties Building Society are resolved very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

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