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How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
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.
can you help? My conveyancer is informing me me that he is legally obliged to apply for a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Penrith Building Society solicitor panel. Do I not have a choice here?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with Penrith Building Society your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Penrith Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Penrith Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
I am looking for competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be sure that all the firms that are identified on your site are on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices listed on our site have assured us via an online form that they are on the Penrith Building Society panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Penrith Building Society panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I am trying to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Penrith Building Society really insist on which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Penrith Building Society then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Penrith Building Society solicitors panel
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Penrith Building Society be concerned
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Penrith Building Society your lawyer must to check the Penrith Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Penrith Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Penrith Building Society where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having checked that they are on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of mortgage guides,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Penrith Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Penrith Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Penrith Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
Penrith Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Penrith Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Penrith Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Penrith Building Society will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Penrith Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.