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Q and A’s regarding the Nationwide BS Solicitor Panel

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Nationwide BS fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Nationwide BS conveyancers you'd recommend?
Nationwide BS’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Nationwide Building Society will allow to act for them.
can you help? My solicitor is assuring me that he is legally obliged to conduct a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Nationwide BS conveyancing panel. Is my lawyer correct?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with Nationwide Building Society your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Nationwide BS’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Nationwide Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Leeds on the Nationwide BS conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Nationwide BS ?
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..
The lawyers that just started acting on my purchase in Brighton has without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel and my family lawyer was not. I gave them a cheque for £150 in advance. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Nationwide BS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to move forward? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Nationwide Building Society. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save on the costs? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide BS involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide 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 Nationwide BS. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel.
The for formalities of my remortgage has taken place with a mortgage from Nationwide BS. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Nationwide Building Society. How does one go about formally complaining?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Nationwide BS branches or the Customer Services Department at Nationwide Building Society head office. In most cases complaints to Nationwide BS are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Nationwide Building Society are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Nationwide BS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Nationwide Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide BS have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Nationwide Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.