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I have just been informed by my mortgage broker that my lawyer is not on the Newbury Building Society Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the the approved Newbury Building Society solicitor panel.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Newbury Building Society will not agree to this. Why was Newbury Building Society even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Newbury Building Society of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Newbury Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Newbury Building Society.
I note that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I was scheduled to complete on my flat last Friday. My solicitor is on the Newbury Building Society solicitors panel but has moved offices 8 weeks ago and had not advised Newbury Building Society of their new address. Newbury Building Society is now refusing to release my funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. The majority of lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Newbury Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Newbury Building Society panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 carrying out your conveyancing
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Newbury Building Society. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save us both money? 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 Newbury Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Newbury 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 Newbury Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Newbury Building Society conveyancing panel.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer 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 have 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.