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Swansea Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Swansea Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Swansea Building Society panel?
Swansea 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 Swansea Building Society will allow to act for them.
Please help. My solicitor is assuring me that she is duty-bound to conduct a Local Authority search stemming from the fact that the firm are on the Swansea Building Society solicitor panel. Is this really necessary?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with Swansea Building Society your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Swansea Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Swansea Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea Building Society solicitor panel.
The solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Brighton has without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel and my previous lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £175 for searches. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Swansea Building Society panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Swansea Building Society. Solicitors have been instructed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Swansea Building Society?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Swansea Building Society completed the survey? Have you advised Swansea Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
Me and my partner are acquiring a flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to beappointed. My fatheradvised that we check that the conveyancing practitioner in Hendon is on the Swansea Building Society approved list of lawyers. Is this right?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing practitioner on the on the Swansea Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.