Barclays plc Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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 system is the only way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Barclays plc’s changes. Even though utilising the software is not a condition for acceptance on the Barclays plc panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Barclays plc’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel standing.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will improve 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 often 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, 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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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
5.19.1 04/07/2018 CML
14.2.1 01/06/2017 CML
16.3.7a 01/06/2017 CML
16.5.3a 01/06/2017 CML
6.7.1 15/05/2017 CML
6.7.4 15/07/2016 CML
6.14.1 30/11/2015 CML
5.5.1b 01/12/2014 CML
5.2.1 01/12/2014 CML
3.1.3 01/12/2014 CML

Last update 14/07/2019

Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions from members of the public

I appointed a law firm to work on my purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich. The law firm reassured me that they are on Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel and advised me their panel number. Barclays - Woolwich then told me that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Do I instruct a different law firm currently on the conveyancing panel for Barclays - Woolwich?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Barclays - Woolwich as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
I am due to move into my new home next Monday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Barclays - Woolwich. What risks do Barclays - Woolwich expect the insurance to cover?
Any lawyer on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Barclays - Woolwich’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Barclays - Woolwich). Being on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I am planning to acquire a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham who is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays - Woolwich . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am buying a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich 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 Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel in your location.
My husband and I are in the throws of viewing houses and am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich
It would be sensible to have your start your search soon rather than later. 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 am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 2010 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Barclays - Woolwich are being a right pain. The solicitor who is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Barclays - Woolwich are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays - Woolwich have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Barclays - Woolwich have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays - Woolwich may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Barclays - Woolwich in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.