Barclays plc Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Barclays plc’s changes. Even though utilising this technology is not a prerequisite for Barclays plc , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Barclays plc’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, just as importantly, protect your panel status.

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

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Lenders frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Barclays plc 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, Barclays plc has made 220 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 12.4 days. In total, 40% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays plc have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Common questions asked concerning the Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My mortgage broker has says he needs my lawyer’ panel reference for the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. How do I discover this. I have contacted my local Barclays - Woolwich office but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Barclays - Woolwich panel reference.
Our son is buying a house that has just been built with a home loan from Barclays - Woolwich. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The document 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 Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor 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 Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I require the services of a Barclays - Woolwich panel solicitor in Inverness. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Barclays - Woolwich panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Barclays - Woolwich to find out which solicitors in Barclays - Woolwich are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
Please explain the implications if my solicitor is suspended from the Barclays - Woolwich Conveyancing panel in advance of the moving date as agreed at exchange of contracts?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing
My fiance and I are spending time looking at flats and am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this stage? I intend to finance via a home loan with Barclays - Woolwich
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on the the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich , ask your prospective lawyers check they are on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Barclays - Woolwich. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel.