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National Counties Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

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. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the National Counties Building Society panel?
National Counties Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial 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 only a couple days away from an exchange and my parents having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender National Counties Building Society. Apparently, being on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform National Counties Building Society if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with National Counties Building Society to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to National Counties Building Society if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Coventry 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 do not recommend specific firms 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. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off 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 lenders such as National Counties Building Society do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
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.
Are all solicitor practices on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the National Counties Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
How can we tell if a solicitor on the National Counties Building Society panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible start. 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 recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction

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