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Q and A’s regarding the NRAM Ltd Conveyancing Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from NRAM Ltd was issued random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My solicitor has advised that as she is on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the NRAM Ltd approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on NRAM Ltd)which states that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to NRAM Ltd.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Manchester so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Whereas this was necessary 12 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Manchester .
I am buying a new build flat and getting a mortgage with NRAM Ltd. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel in your location.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the NRAM Ltd conveyancing panel?
A selection of lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as NRAM Ltd do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a loan from NRAM Ltd. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about NRAM Ltd. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the NRAM Ltd branches or the Customer Services Team at NRAM Ltd head office. We understand that complaints to NRAM Ltd are sorted out very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

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