Penrith Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This system assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Penrith Building Society’s changes. While utilising the tool is not a prerequisite for Penrith Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Penrith Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in a PII saving.

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

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2010, Penrith Building Society has made 23 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 118.7 days. In total, 15% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Penrith Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
F.9 30/01/2020 BSA
C.19 02/08/2018 BSA
C.12 13/03/2017 BSA
E.12 21/03/2016 BSA
D.34 24/11/2015 BSA
B.22 10/02/2014 BSA
D.34 10/02/2014 BSA
D.55 10/02/2014 BSA
E.12 10/02/2014 BSA
C.12 10/02/2014 BSA

Last update 01/04/2020

Common questions asked concerning the Penrith Building Society Solicitor Panel from members of the public

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
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 partner and I changing mortgage lender for our penthouse with Penrith Building Society. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. The solicitor on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we purchased 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing 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 Penrith Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Penrith 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 Penrith 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.

Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Hackney on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the Penrith Building Society approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..
I am purchasing a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Penrith Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Penrith 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 Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
I previously instructed online solicitors based in Manchester who are on the Penrith Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £150 for the legal aspects of the Penrith Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Penrith 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 Penrith Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Penrith Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
I'm at the point of viewing houses and now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I intend to finance via a home loan with Penrith Building Society
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Penrith Building Society , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 7 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Penrith Building Society are being pedantic. The solicitor who is on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Penrith Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Penrith Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Penrith Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Penrith Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.