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Q and A’s regarding the Suffolk Building Society Solicitor Panel

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Suffolk Building Society conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
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.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Suffolk Building Society will not agree to this. Why was Suffolk Building Society even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Suffolk Building Society conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Suffolk Building Society of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Suffolk Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Suffolk Building Society.
I am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in who is on the Suffolk Building Society approved. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Suffolk Building Society . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I would like to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Suffolk Building Society really insist on which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Suffolk Building Society then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Suffolk Building Society solicitors panel
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Suffolk Building Society conveyancing panel?
It is true that some lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is 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 firms.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 200. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Suffolk Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Suffolk Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My offer was accepted on a property on the 20th March 2014, valuation was booked five days after, all came back fine. Property lawyer instructed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Suffolk Building Society and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Suffolk Building Society conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Suffolk Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Suffolk Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.