FAQs for the Penrith Building Society Conveyancing Panel
from members of the public
I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Penrith Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Penrith Building Society panel?
Penrith Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Penrith Building Society will allow to act for them.
Our god-son is purchasing a newly built flat with a mortgage from Penrith 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 transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Penrith 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 Penrith 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 need to find a Penrith Building Society panel solicitor in Stirling. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Penrith 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 Penrith Building Society to find out which solicitors in Penrith Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
My lawyers in Birmingham have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Penrith Building Society. Is it case that being on the Penrith 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 Penrith Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Penrith Building Society directly.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Penrith Building Society do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
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.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Penrith Building Society panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction
My ex -wife’s name is on the Penrith Building Society mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Penrith Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Penrith Building Society mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Penrith Building Society in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.