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 mitigation tool.

This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Barclays plc’s changes. While using the tool is not a condition for being on the Barclays plc panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Barclays plc’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, 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 Barclays plc 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, 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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FAQs : The Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel from members of the public

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Barclays - Woolwich fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Barclays - Woolwich panel?
Barclays - Woolwich’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 Barclays - Woolwich will allow to act for them.
My fiance and I changing mortgage lender for our apartment with Barclays - Woolwich. We have a son 19 who lives with us. The solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this document specific to the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his rights to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Barclays - Woolwich .This is solely used to protect the Barclays - Woolwich if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Barclays - Woolwich had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Manchester on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for Barclays - Woolwich ?
We do not recommend specific firms as the right firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with local knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..
I am attempting to get my ex-husband removed the mortgage deeds. Can Barclays - Woolwich really insist on which solicitor I can or can not use?
You can use any solicitor you like but Barclays - Woolwich then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Barclays - Woolwich solicitors panel
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Barclays - Woolwich do lawyers have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich. Is it possible to avoid using 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 Barclays - Woolwich involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel.
Me and my partner are taking a long lease of a terraced house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beinstructed. My colleagueadvised that we make sure that the conveyancer in Hendon is on the Barclays - Woolwich solicitors panel. Is this right?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. Click here to find a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Barclays - Woolwich approved list of lawyers.