Chesham Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Chesham Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that utilising the software is not a prerequisite for Chesham Building Society , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Chesham Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Mortgage companies often vary their requirements. The BSA instructions from Chesham Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

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Examples of recent questions relating to the Chesham Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I instructed a firm of solicitors to carry out on my purchase three weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Chesham Building Society. The solicitors reassured me that they are on Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel and gave me their panel number. Chesham Building Society then called me to say that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What happens next? Should I appoint a new solicitor listed on the conveyancing panel for Chesham Building Society?
The answer depends on whether you still have confidence in the said solicitors and how long it will take for the firm to be reinstated on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Chesham Building Society as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
My grandson is in the process of securing a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Chesham Building Society. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer 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 Chesham 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.

I note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
The lawyers that just started acting on my purchase in Manchester has without warning shut down. I only went with them because I needed a solicitor on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel and my previous lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help
Is there a list of Chesham Building Society panel solicitors 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.
Intending to buy a flat with a mortgage with Chesham Building Society. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Chesham Building Society conveyancing panel
Chesham Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Chesham Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Chesham Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Chesham Building Society will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Chesham Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.