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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Teachers BS list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Find a Law Firm approved by Teachers BS
Find a Law Firm approved by Teachers BS

Find an Approved Solicitor on the Teachers Building Society Conveyancing Panel

Examples of recent questions relating to the Teachers Building Society Solicitor Panel

My lawyer has never been on on the Teachers Building Society Solicitor Panel. Can I still use my preferred solicitor even though they are not on the Teachers Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You have a number of options available to you here:
  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred solicitors but Teachers Building Society will need to instruct a lawyer on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and potential delay.
  2. Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel.
  3. Urge your lawyer to apply to join the Teachers Building Society lender panel
My lawyer has discovered a difference when comparing the assumptions in Teachers Building Society’s valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My lawyer informs me that as he is on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my solicitor’s course or action appropriate?
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 do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I need to find a Teachers Building Society panel solicitor in Stirling. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Teachers Building Society panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Teachers Building Society to find out which solicitors in Teachers Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
The firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Brighton has suddenly closed. I only went with them because I needed a solicitor on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel and my family lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Teachers 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 should be in a position to assist
We have had an offer accepted on a apartment I spoke to a lawyer recommended by my brother and he recommended using a property lawyers approved by Teachers Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Teachers Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Teachers Building Society pointed out that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Teachers Building Society 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Teachers Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Teachers Building Society’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
My husband and I are at the point of looking at apartments and now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Teachers Building Society
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use 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 , make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel.
I have not been happy with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Teachers Building Society conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
Complaining to Teachers Building Society about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. You can get information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is addressed by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.


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