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Frequently asked questions relating to the National Counties Building Society Conveyancing Panel

A solicitor my fiance and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said he would charge more if my mortgage is with National Counties Building Society due to their difficult processes! Am I likely to be frustrated using National Counties Building Society? Any comments will be appreciated
National Counties Building Society conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as National Counties Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Expecting to move into my new home next Monday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for National Counties Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in National Counties Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on National Counties Building Society). Being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I note that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am considering applying for a National Counties Building Society mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 60% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for National Counties Building Society?
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 greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their panels.
Do most lenders 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.
We are are acquiring a 1st floor apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beappointed. My motheradvised that we enquire that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the National Counties Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms. Is this right?
Not all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing firm on the on the National Counties Building Society panel.