Darlington Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the CML and professional indemnity insures. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

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

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

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Banks and building societies frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Darlington 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 2008, Darlington Building Society has made 250 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 10.9 days. In total, 59% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Darlington Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
17.2.1b 22/10/2019 CML
6.7.1 22/10/2019 CML
6.7.1 22/07/2019 CML
5.4.5 13/12/2018 CML Local Search Indemnity Insurance
6.7.1 19/02/2018 CML
5.1.1 21/08/2017 CML
6.7.1 07/04/2017 CML
3.2.3 08/02/2017 CML
4.5b 30/01/2017 CML
5.4.4 08/06/2016 CML

Last update 17/11/2019

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

I am obtaining a mortgage offer from Darlington Building Society. I would like to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Darlington Building Society Solicitor panel include Licensed Conveyancers
Darlington Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
We are nearing an exchange and my mum and dad having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender Darlington Building Society. Apparently, being on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform Darlington Building Society if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the mortgage so is it really necessary for this now to be an issue?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with Darlington Building Society to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to Darlington Building Society if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I note that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission 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 Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am purchasing a terraced house and getting a mortgage with Darlington Building Society. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Darlington Building Society 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 Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
I previously instructed online solicitors based in Birmingham who are on the Darlington Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee of £195 for the legal aspects of the Darlington Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Darlington 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 Darlington Building Society but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Darlington Building Society will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Darlington Building Society panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction
My brother and I are taking a long lease of a penthouse in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are about to begiven the go-ahead. My motheradvised that we make sure that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Darlington Building Society panel. Is this really necessary?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to locate a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Darlington Building Society approved list of lawyers.