DB UK Bank Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and PI insurers. It is a unique risk management tool.

This system optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on DB UK Bank’s changes. Even though using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for DB UK Bank , demonstrating you can stay up to date with DB UK Bank’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your panel status.

The system creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for some firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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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
6.14.4 01/12/2014 CML
1.11a 26/09/2012 CML
16.3.7a 26/09/2012 CML
5.14.15a 26/09/2012 CML Absentee Landlord Indemnity Insurance
5.5.4 26/09/2012 CML Restrictive Covenant Indemnity Insurance
5.7.1c 26/09/2012 CML Flying Freehold Indemnity Insurance
1.7 11/09/2012 CML
4.5a 11/09/2012 CML
16.1.1 27/01/2011 CML
16.5.2 27/01/2011 CML

Last update 05/11/2018

Examples of recent questions relating to the DB UK Bank Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My financial adviser has asked me for my solicitor’s panel member for the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I find this out. I have called my local DB UK Bank branch but they have not responded to me.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the DB UK Bank panel reference.
Our god-son is buying a house that has just been built with a home loan from DB UK Bank. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving 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 DB UK Bank conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested.

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 DB UK Bank conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to have a meeting at the offices of the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in London so that I can attend their offices when needed.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for DB UK Bank 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.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the DB UK Bank Solicitor panel before the completion date?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have ti instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by the regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
Can you point me to a directory of DB UK Bank 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.
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to move forward? I hope to get a mortgage with DB UK Bank. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save us both money? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with DB UK Bank involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the DB UK Bank 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 DB UK Bank. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel.
I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called into my local branch DB UK Bank on numerous occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
As long as the conveyancer is on the DB UK Bank panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for DB UK Bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that DB UK Bank will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask DB UK Bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.