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A lawyer I had intended to instruct on a purchase said she will levy higher legal fees if my mortgage is with Skipton Building Society because of their difficult processes! Am I likely to be frustrated using Skipton Building Society? Is Skipton Building Society conveyancing so much more difficult?
Skipton Building Society conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Skipton Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Can you clarify something for me?. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Skipton Building Society was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6 months + 3. My lawyer has advised that as she is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
A precondition to being on the Skipton Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Skipton Building Society)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Skipton Building Society.
I require the services of a Skipton Building Society panel solicitor in Stirling. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Skipton Building Society panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Skipton Building Society to find out which solicitors in Skipton Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
My uncle passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Skipton Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Skipton Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Skipton 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 Skipton 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 Skipton Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
Do conveyancing lawyers on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
There is generally no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their service
I am about to exchange contracts on a purchase with a mortgage from Skipton Building Society. The report from my solicitor mentions that Skipton Building Society could withdraw their offer before completion. Is this right?
Banks and Building Societies such as Skipton Building Society can withdraw their mortgage offer although this rarely happens. If Skipton Building Society withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to the reasons why. There are various possible reasons but here are 5 examples:
  • Many mortgage offers have an expiry date. Your lawyer should check this. Skipton Building Society may amend or withdraw an offer before the end of its validation period if an offer extension is requested and following a re-evaluation of the property the value of the security is below a level which is acceptable to them.
  • If the borrower informs Skipton Building Society of a change in the loan amount agreed
  • Where the lender has to take account a recent change in taxation
  • Where the sale is not at arms length for value to unconnected persons
  • If the solicitor on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel acting for the applicant, borrower, mortgagor or guarantor cannot comply with Skipton Building Society ‘s instructions
Intending to buy a house with a mortgage with Skipton Building Society. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel