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Common questions asked concerning the Nottingham Building Society Conveyancing Panel

Is there a reason why all solicitors are not on the Nottingham Building Society Conveyancing panel?
Nottingham Building Society and other banks ordinarily imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing solicitors on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that Nottingham Building Society have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Nottingham Building Society Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, Conveyancing is not their speciality? To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime; probably not.
Our son-in-law is in the process of securing a new build apartment with a home loan from Nottingham Building Society. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Do I need to visit the offices of the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Liverpool so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Nottingham Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
My grandmother passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Nottingham Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Nottingham Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with Nottingham Building Society. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save on the costs? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
If you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nottingham 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 Nottingham Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel.
We have had an offer accepted on a house I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my uncle and he suggested instructing a law firm approved by Nottingham Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Nottingham Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Nottingham Building Society pointed out that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Nottingham 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.
Ask Nottingham Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Nottingham 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 Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Nottingham 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.
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Nottingham Building Society are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Nottingham Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nottingham Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Nottingham Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nottingham Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.