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Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. It is a unique risk management tool.

This system optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Aldermore Bank’s changes. Even though using this technology is not a condition for being on the Aldermore Bank panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Aldermore Bank’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your panel status.

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

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Banks and building societies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Aldermore Bank 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, Aldermore Bank has made 161 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 17.0 days. In total, 32% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore Bank have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Q and A’s regarding the Aldermore Bank Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Aldermore Bank 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.
My nephew is in the process of securing a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Aldermore Bank. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked.

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 Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Do I have to have a meeting at the offices of the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Manchester so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Aldermore Bank undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
I am buying a right to buy flat and getting a mortgage with Aldermore Bank. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Aldermore Bank 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 Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
Are all solicitors on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyers I paid an upfront payment of 200. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Aldermore Bank panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I had an offer accepted on an apartment on the 17th March 2014, valuation was booked 3 days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Aldermore Bank and chasing them on my offer I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Aldermore Bank to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.

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