DB UK Bank Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This system optimises the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on DB UK Bank’s changes. Even though using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for being on the DB UK Bank panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with DB UK Bank’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

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Lenders often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from DB UK Bank 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, DB UK Bank has made 190 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 14.4 days. In total, 38% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for DB UK Bank have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
6.14.1 30/11/2015 CML
3.1.3 01/12/2014 CML
5.20.3 08/10/2013 CML
16.5.3d 26/09/2012 CML
4.5b 26/09/2012 CML
6.11.1 26/09/2012 CML Obstruction of Access Indemnity Insurance
6.8.1 26/09/2012 CML Adoption of Road or Sewer Indemnity Insurance
6.9.1 26/09/2012 CML Unknown Rights and Easements Indemnity Insurance
1.11a 11/09/2012 CML
3.1.5 11/09/2012 CML

Last update 15/11/2019

DB UK Bank Conveyancing Panel Recently Asked Questions from members of the public

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay DB UK Bank fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How good are the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH provided that they are good and reasonably priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the DB UK Bank panel?
DB UK Bank’s conveyancing panel is pretty large so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that DB UK Bank will allow to act for them.
I am purchasing a new build duplex and my conveyancer is informing me that she has to disclose incentives from the builder as her practice is on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel. I am under pressure to sign contracts and I have no desire to delay the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the DB UK Bank approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on DB UK Bank). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the DB UK Bank 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 DB UK Bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am selling my house. Does my solicitor have to be on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. it might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel?
It is true that some banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
Intending to buy a house with a mortgage with DB UK Bank. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the DB UK Bank 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 DB UK Bank conveyancing panel
My ex -wife’s name is on the DB UK Bank 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 DB UK Bank mortgage in order to sell?
In terms of the DB UK Bank 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 DB UK Bank 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.