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Is the fact that my conveyancer is not on the Skipton Building Society Solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of her conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Skipton Building Society.
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 make a notification to my lender Skipton Building Society. Apparently, 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 coming from anyone other than me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
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 have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Skipton Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Skipton Building Society solicitor panel.
I was supposed to move into my first house last Friday. My solicitor is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not informed Skipton Building Society of their new address. Skipton Building Society has locked down the release of mortgage funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is a rare situation indeed. Most lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Skipton Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can help.
Is there a list of Skipton Building Society panel solicitors on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having digested plenty of house buying,I note that they all recommend that you should 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 normal?
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.
My brother and I are taking a long lease of a house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon will soon beretained. My colleaguerecommended that we enquire that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Skipton Building Society panel. Is this right?
A limited percentage of Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. 5 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Skipton Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.