Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The BSA instructions from Dudley Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2010, Dudley Building Society has made 141 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 19.4 days. In total, 57% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Dudley Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers from members of the public

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Dudley Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How good are the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any Dudley Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Dudley Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Dudley Building Society will allow to act for them.
My fiance and I changing mortgage lender for our apartment with Dudley Building Society. We have a son 19 who lives with us. The solicitor on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we bought 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his rights to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Dudley Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Dudley Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Dudley Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Dudley Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Dudley Building Society solicitor panel.
My conveyancers in Newcastle have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with Dudley Building Society. Is it case that being on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Dudley Building Society directly.
Are all conveyancing solicitors on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Dudley Building Society. Solicitors have been chosen? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Dudley Building Society?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Dudley Building Society done the valuation? Have you advised Dudley Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
We expect to receive a DIP from Dudley Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Dudley Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Dudley Building Society through the process.