Accord Buy to Let Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on Accord Buy to Let’s changes. Even though utilising this technology is not a prerequisite for Accord Buy to Let , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Accord Buy to Let’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, safeguard your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Lenders frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Accord Buy to Let are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Accord Buy to Let has made 119 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 22.9 days. In total, 57% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Accord Buy to Let have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Examples of recent questions relating to the Accord Buy to Let Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My lawyer has never been on on the Accord Buy to Let Conveyancing Panel. Can I still continue with my family solicitor even though they are not on the Accord Buy to Let panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a conveyancer complete the legal work required when you take out a Accord Buy to Let mortgage to buy your property. They’ll carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You can instruct a conveyancing firm of your choice. However, if the firm selected is not a member of the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by Accord Buy to Let. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
Please assist. My lawyer is not to blame but, the conveyancing for my house purchase has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Accord Buy to Let was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on Tues etc. My solicitor informs me that as she is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel she needs to reorder the searches as they are now out of date.
A precondition to being on the Accord Buy to Let approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Accord Buy to Let)which states that a local authority search be not more than 6 months old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Accord Buy to Let.
Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of solicitors? How do you know who is on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Accord Buy to Let directly.
I am buying a semi-detached house and getting a mortgage with Accord Buy to Let. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel in your location.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Once we agree a price, what’s the best way to move forward? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Accord Buy to Let. Is there anyway to cut out the solicitors to save us both money? 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 Accord Buy to Let involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let 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 Accord Buy to Let. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel.
I have paid off my mortgage with Accord Buy to Let. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm
If you have finished paying off your Accord Buy to Let 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 Accord Buy to Let mortgage from the register. Accord Buy to Let,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 Accord Buy to Let has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Accord Buy to Let has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Accord Buy to Let mortgage has been paid off.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Accord Buy to Let. Is it usual for Accord Buy to Let to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Accord Buy to Let to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.