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My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Furness Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Furness Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Furness Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just 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 Furness Building Society will allow to act for them.
I am buying a newly constructed duplex and my solicitor is informing me that she has to disclose incentives from the seller as her practice is on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to exchange contracts and I dont want to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer taking the correct approach?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Furness Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Furness Building Society). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Furness 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 Furness 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 Furness Building Society solicitor panel.
My solicitors in Manchester have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Furness Building Society. Is it case that being on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements 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 Furness Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Furness Building Society directly.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with Furness Building Society. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Furness Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Furness Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel.
I have agreed a price on a flat I spoke to a solicitor previously used by my mum and he suggested retaining a property lawyers approved by Furness Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Furness Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Furness Building Society pointed out that either practice can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Furness Building Society 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Ask Furness Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Furness Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Furness Building Society’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage agreed with Furness Building Society. Conveyancing is new to me. 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 Furness Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel.