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Q and A’s regarding the Newbury Building Society Solicitor Panel

The lawyer my fiance and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a remortgage said he will levy higher legal fees if my lender is because of their unusual legal requirements. Will I regret using Newbury Building Society? Is Newbury Building Society conveyancing so much more difficult?
Newbury 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 Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Newbury Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
I am purchasing a new build apartment and my lawyer is telling me that she has to reveal incentives from the seller as her practice is on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I would rather not prolong deal. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Newbury Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Newbury 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.
I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Leeds who is on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Newbury Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am purchasing a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Newbury Building Society. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
Do conveyancing lawyers on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
In the main there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Newbury Building Society. Solicitors have been chosen? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Newbury Building Society?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Newbury Building Society done the survey? Have you advised Newbury Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with Newbury 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 use 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 Newbury Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel.