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Q and A’s regarding the Penrith Building Society Solicitor Panel

It has come to my attention via my mortgage broker that my lawyer is not on the Penrith Building Society Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the the approved Penrith Building Society solicitor panel.
My god-son is purchasing a house that has just been built with a home loan from Penrith Building Society. His solicitor 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 involved in the purchase. 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 valuer 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.

Do all the firms listed on your directory have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Penrith Building Society solicitor panel?
No. There is no CML Part 2 or Building Society Association requirement relating to online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
I am trying to get my ex-husband taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Penrith Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not retain?
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
Is it the case that all conveyancing lawyers on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
On the whole there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their service
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Penrith Building Society. Solicitors have been appointed? How long does it take for Penrith Building Society to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Penrith Building Society done the valuation? Have you advised Penrith Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 2010 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Penrith Building Society are being a right pain. The solicitor who is on the Penrith Building Society conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance 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.