Cambridge Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and PI insurers such as AmTrust. It is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This system is the only way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Cambridge Building Society’s changes. While utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for Cambridge Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Cambridge Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The BSA instructions from Cambridge Building Society 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 2010, Cambridge Building Society has made 34 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 80.3 days. In total, 28% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Cambridge Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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FAQs : The Cambridge Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Cambridge Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use as long as they're good and reasonably priced. Are there any Cambridge Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Cambridge Building Society’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so it would be advisable to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Cambridge Building Society will allow to act for them.
Our son is buying a newly built flat with a home loan from Cambridge Building Society. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Cambridge Building Society 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 Cambridge Building Society 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 need to pop into the offices of the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Newcastle so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Cambridge Building Society 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.
We're in Wales, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Cambridge Building Society , but our lawyer is on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Can you point me to a directory of Cambridge Building Society panel conveyancers on the CML Handbook Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online.
I previously instructed online conveyancers based in Birmingham who are on the Cambridge Building Society solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £135 for dealing with the Cambridge Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Cambridge Building Society?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Cambridge Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Cambridge Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
We were going to get a DIP from Cambridge Building Society this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Cambridge Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Cambridge Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Cambridge Building Society through the process.