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Skipton Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Skipton Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Skipton Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Skipton Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Skipton Building Society will allow to act for them.
We are approaching an exchange and my parents 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 informed 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 purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool who is on the Skipton Building Society approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Skipton Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am in the process of remortgaging my flat does my lawyer need to be on the Skipton Building Society Conveyancing panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel, but Skipton Building Society would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Once we agree a price, 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.
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date . I have called Skipton Building Society on various occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
As long as the conveyancer is on the Skipton Building Society panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Skipton Building Society. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Skipton Building Society will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Skipton Building Society to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
Skipton Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Skipton Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Skipton Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Skipton Building Society will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Skipton Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.