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Q and A’s regarding the West Bromwich Building Society Conveyancing Panel
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel. 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.
My solicitor has discovered a discrepancy when comparing the information in West Bromwich Building Society’s valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor informs me that as he is on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s approach correct?
A precondition to being on the West Bromwich Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on West Bromwich 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 have been looking for online conveyancing estimates. Can I be confident that all the practices that are identified on your website are on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel?
The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the West Bromwich Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the West Bromwich Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I am purchasing a right to buy flat and getting a mortgage with West Bromwich Building Society. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
Is it the case that all solicitor firms on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
I previously instructed online conveyancers based in Bristol who are on the West Bromwich Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £150 for the legal aspects of the West Bromwich Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by West Bromwich Building Society?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by West Bromwich Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the West Bromwich Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
On the whole I have been dissatisfied with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a West Bromwich Building Society conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
Complaining to West Bromwich 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.