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Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk management tool.

This software facilitates the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on Accord Buy to Let’s changes. While utilising COMPLETIONmonitor 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 panel application and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel status.

The system creates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Mortgage companies often 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, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Accord Buy to Let has made 120 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 22.8 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 Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Accord Buy to Let fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and reasonably priced. Are there any Accord Buy to Let conveyancers you'd recommend?
Accord Buy to Let’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Accord Buy to Let will allow to act for them.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Accord Buy to Let will not agree to this. Why was Accord Buy to Let even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Accord Buy to Let of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Accord Buy to Let then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Accord Buy to Let.
Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I was under the impression that this was a precondition of being on the Accord Buy to Let 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.
My house is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my solicitor have to be on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
We expect to receive a DIP from Accord Buy to Let this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Accord Buy to Let recommend a solicitor on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Accord Buy to Let through the process.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place with a mortgage from Accord Buy to Let. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about Accord Buy to Let. How do I make a complaint?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Accord Buy to Let branches or the Customer Care Team at Accord Buy to Let head office. We understand that complaints to Accord Buy to Let are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
I have not been happy with the level or service received from my lawyer. Is there a Accord Buy to Let conveyancing panel complaints department or do I complain directly to the law firm?
There is little point in complaining directly to Accord Buy to Let. All solicitors and conveyancer must have a complaints procedure. Usually one can find this information from the solicitor’s or conveyancer’s website or ask at their office. They must tell you about it if you ask.

The Legal Ombudsman will make sure that your complaint is addressed by the solicitor. It can also advise you how to complain.

If a licensed conveyancer does not have a complaints procedure or will not tell you about it, contact the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which will make sure that your complaint is properly dealt with by the conveyancer. Please see below for more information.

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