Find a Law Firm
approved by West Bromwich BS

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

Find an Approved Solicitor on the West Bromwich Building Society Conveyancing Panel

Common questions asked concerning the West Bromwich Building Society Solicitor Panel

My property lawyer has never been on on the West Bromwich Building Society Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the West Bromwich Building Society panel?
The most common options here are as follows:
  1. Carry on with your existing lawyers but West Bromwich Building Society will need to instruct a lawyer on the West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel.
  3. Urge your lawyer to apply to join the West Bromwich Building Society lender panel
Our son is buying a new build apartment with a home loan from West Bromwich Building Society. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested.

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 West Bromwich 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.

I see that you have a search directory listing firms on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my own conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am attempting to get my ex-husband removed the mortgage deeds. Can West Bromwich Building Society really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich Building Society solicitors panel
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with West Bromwich Building Society. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with West Bromwich Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel.
The for formalities of my remortgage has taken place with a mortgage from West Bromwich Building Society. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about West Bromwich Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the West Bromwich Building Society branches or the Customer Services Team at West Bromwich Building Society head office. We understand that complaints to West Bromwich Building Society are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyers I paid an upfront payment of 200. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich 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.