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

This software optimises the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Barclays plc’s changes. Even though utilising this technology 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, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel status.

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

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Banks and building societies 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 253 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the UK Finance Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 10.8 days. In total, 51% 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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Barclays - Woolwich Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions from members of the public

Is the fact that my solicitor is not on the Barclays - Woolwich Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Barclays - Woolwich.
Can you clarify something for me?. For no fault of my lawyer but, my purchase conveyancing has been going on for months. The Local Authority Search from Barclays - Woolwich was date stamped random date and we have agreed a date for me to move into the property on 6. My solicitor has advised that as she is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel she needs to redo the searches as they are now out of date.
One of the many conditions to being on the Barclays - Woolwich approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Barclays - Woolwich)which states that a local authority search be not more than half a year old. You should nevertheless ask your lawyer to check whether something called ‘search validation’ indemnity insurance is acceptable to Barclays - Woolwich.
How up to date is your database of lawyers on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel? Do Barclays - Woolwich send you an updated list?
The law firm practices themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Barclays - Woolwich directly.
I am buying a garden 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.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Barclays - Woolwich. Solicitors have been chosen? How long does it take for Barclays - Woolwich to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Barclays - Woolwich conducted the survey? Have you advised Barclays - Woolwich as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? My father said that years ago it was possible to take the documents into the local Land Registry office and they did the rest
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.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Barclays - Woolwich. Is it usual for Barclays - Woolwich to only issue the offer once my solicitor is approved on their conveyancing panel?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barclays - Woolwich to deal with your lawyers application to be on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitors will be accepted.

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