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Nationwide BS Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions

My property lawyer has never been on on the Nationwide BS Conveyancing Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor even though they are not on the Nationwide Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Nationwide BS mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Nationwide BS. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
can you help? My conveyancer is informing me me that she is duty-bound to order a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Nationwide Building Society solicitor panel. Is my lawyer correct?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. Given that you are taking out a loan with Nationwide BS 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 Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Nationwide BS. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I require the services of a Nationwide Building Society panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Nationwide BS panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Nationwide Building Society to find out which solicitors in Nationwide BS are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Nationwide BS 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.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Nationwide Building Society as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide BS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Nationwide Building Society do not ordinarily appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide BS panel
My brother and I have had an offer accepted on a flat I spoke to a lawyer recommended by my brother and he recommended instructing a law firm approved by Nationwide Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Nationwide BS if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Nationwide Building Society suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Nationwide BS 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Nationwide Building Society for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Nationwide BS conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Nationwide BS’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Nationwide Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Nationwide BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Nationwide Building Society mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide BS mortgage from the register. Nationwide Building Society,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Nationwide BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Nationwide Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide BS mortgage has been paid off.