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Examples of recent questions relating to the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Solicitor Panel

Much to my surprise I have been told by my lender that my lawyer is not on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Conveyancing panel. How can I be certain that this is indeed the case?
You need to contact your conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the conveyancing panel for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
Our solicitor has requested from me ID documents stating that this is part of his retainer as a solicitor on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Solicitor panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Norwich and Peterborough Building Society also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society CML Handbook requirements last updated on Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
Do lenders provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society directly.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Conveyancing panel prior to completion?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough 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 Norwich and Peterborough Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Norwich and Peterborough 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 Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel.
We were going to get a DIP from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society through the process.
I can not work out if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date . I have called into my local branch Norwich and Peterborough Building Society on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
Your lawyer has to follow the CML Handbook Part 2 requirements for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Norwich and Peterborough Building Society will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Norwich and Peterborough Building Society to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.