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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Newbury Building Society list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Examples of recent questions relating to the Newbury Building Society Conveyancing Panel

My Solicitor is not listed on the Newbury Building Society Approved Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Newbury Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Newbury Building Society 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 Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Newbury Building Society. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
My lawyer has discovered an inconsistency between the assumptions in Newbury Building Society’s home valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor says that as he is on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel he needs to check that the bank is with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s course or action correct?
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) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
Do I have to attend the offices of the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Bristol so that I can pop in to their offices if required.
Whereas this was necessary 15 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Bristol .
We're in Birmingham, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Newbury Building Society , but our lawyer is on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Is there a list of Newbury Building Society panel solicitors on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Newbury 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 advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing
We have had an offer accepted on a apartment I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my uncle and he suggested instructing a law firm approved by Newbury Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Newbury Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Newbury Building Society pointed out that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Newbury Building Society '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 Newbury Building Society for conveyancing panel firms in your area. Most banks have lawyers on their panel throughout the UK. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Newbury Building Society 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 Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Newbury Building Society’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.