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FAQs : The Tipton Coseley Building Society Solicitor Panel
I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Tipton Coseley Building Society panel of conveyancing solicitors. 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.
Our son-in-law is about to exchange on a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Tipton Coseley Building Society. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Tipton Coseley Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked.
The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.
The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Tipton Coseley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
Are the lawyers identified as being on the Tipton Coseley Building Society conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Tipton Coseley Building Society?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Tipton Coseley Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Tipton Coseley Building Society directly.
I was supposed to move into my dream home last Friday. My lawyer’s firm is on the Tipton Coseley Building Society conveyancing panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not advised Tipton Coseley Building Society of their new address. Tipton Coseley Building Society is now refusing to release my funds until such time as their systems are up to date with the correct details.
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 Tipton Coseley Building Society branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Tipton Coseley Building Society do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Tipton Coseley Building Society conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
Complaining to Tipton Coseley Building Society about their conveyancing panel is unlikely to yield much of a response. Every solicitor firm and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this 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 properly dealt with 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.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyers I paid an upfront payment of 175. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Tipton Coseley 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 Tipton Coseley 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.