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FAQs for the Furness Building Society Conveyancing Panel

I am expecting a mortgage offer from Furness Building Society. my intention is to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Furness Building Society Solicitor panel include Licensed Conveyancers
Furness Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
My conveyancer has spotted an inconsistency between the surveyor’s assumptions in Furness Building Society’s valuation report and what is revealed within the title deeds. My lawyer informs me that as he is on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel he is obliged to ensure that the bank is with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my solicitor’s stance legitimate?
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) 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.
Are there any apps to help search for a local solicitor on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel search on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Furness Building Society solicitor panel.
My uncle passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Furness Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Furness Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Furness Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Furness Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I have paid off my mortgage with Furness Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Furness Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Furness Building Society mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Furness Building Society mortgage from the register. Furness Building Society,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Furness Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Furness Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Furness Building Society mortgage has been paid off.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Furness Building Society are being difficult. The solicitor who is on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Furness Building Society are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Furness Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Furness Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Furness 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.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Furness 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 Furness Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Furness 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 Furness 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.

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