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I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Teachers Building Society panel of conveyancing solicitors. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
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.
Can you help?. For no fault of my lawyer but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Teachers Building Society was dated random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 10 days inc Day of week eg. Mon. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are no longer acceptable to the lender.
A precondition to being on the Teachers Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Teachers 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 Teachers Building Society.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in London so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Teachers Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
I am attempting to get my ex-husband removed the mortgage deeds. Can Teachers Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Teachers 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 Teachers Building Society solicitors panel
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Teachers Building Society panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. 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 advocate that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction
My husband and I are in the throws of looking at apartments and am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Teachers Building Society
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Teachers Building Society , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I had an offer accepted on a property on the 20th February 2014, valuation was booked 3 days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor instructed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Teachers 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 Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Teachers Building Society to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.