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Common questions asked concerning the Perenna Conveyancing Panel

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Perenna fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the Perenna conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Perenna panel?
Perenna’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Perenna will allow to act for them.
Our solicitor has uncovered a problem with the lease for the flat we are buying. The seller’s lawyers have suggested title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that as he is on the Perenna conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or Perenna?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Perenna does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Perenna are the client. The appropriate lender requirements must be adhered to by the Perenna conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Perenna
Are the lawyers identified as being on the Perenna conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Perenna?
The firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Perenna conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Perenna directly.
I am remortgaging my property does my lawyer need to be on the Perenna Conveyancing panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Perenna will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Is there a list of Perenna panel solicitors on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I am buying a property where the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Perenna be concerned
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Perenna your lawyer must to check the Perenna conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Perenna . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Perenna 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.
I have instructed a lawyer having checked that they are on the Perenna conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,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 Perenna conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Perenna will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Perenna 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 Perenna you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.