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

My IFA has has requested my solicitor’s panel member for the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have e-mailed my local Newcastle Building Society office but they cant find it on their system.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Newcastle Building Society.
Much to my surprise my conveyancing solicitor has informed me that he requires identification documents asserting that this forms part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the Newcastle Building Society Conveyancing panel. Am I being spun a yarn?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Newcastle Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Newcastle Building Society
I note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Newcastle Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Newcastle Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Newcastle Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with Newcastle 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 Newcastle Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyers I paid an upfront payment of 225. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Newcastle Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My brother and I are buying a garden flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beretained. My fatherrecommended that we enquire that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Newcastle Building Society solicitors panel. Is this really necessary?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel. 5 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Newcastle Building Society panel.