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My Conveyancer is not listed on the Nottingham Building Society Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my family solicitor even though they are not on the Nottingham Building Society panel?
The most common options here are as follows:
  1. Complete the purchase with your existing solicitors but Nottingham Building Society will need to instruct a lawyer on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel.
  3. Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel
My solicitor has requested from me ID documents asserting that this forms part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the Nottingham Building Society Solicitor panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
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 Nottingham Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Nottingham Building Society
I note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Wales, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Nottingham Building Society , but our solicitor is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Nottingham 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
My brother and I have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a solicitor recommended by my brother and he suggested instructing a solicitor 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.
Enquire of Nottingham Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. 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 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 have paid off my mortgage with Nottingham Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Nottingham Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Nottingham Building Society mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nottingham Building Society mortgage from the register. Nottingham Building Society,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Nottingham Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Nottingham Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nottingham Building Society mortgage has been paid off.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've read lots of mortgage guides,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Nottingham Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.