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Skipton Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers

My financial adviser has says he needs my solicitor’s panel reference for the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have called my local Skipton Building Society branch but they don't know it.
Have you tried speaking to your lawyer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Skipton Building Society panel reference.
We are only a couple days away from an exchange and my mum and dad having transferred the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender Skipton Building Society. I am advised that, being on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Skipton Building Society if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for this now to be an issue?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Skipton Building Society to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Skipton Building Society if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I am searching for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be assured that all the practices that are identified on your directory are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have advised us that they are on the Skipton Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Skipton Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel is not accurate.
My lawyers in Birmingham have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Skipton Building Society. Is it case that being on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Skipton Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Skipton Building Society directly.
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel?
It is true that some banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation 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.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with Skipton Building Society. Is it possible to avoid using 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 Skipton Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Skipton 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 Skipton Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel.
I have instructed a lawyer having made sure that they are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've read lots of house buying,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 Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Skipton Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton 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 Skipton Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.