Dudley 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. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software facilitates the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Dudley Building Society’s changes. Even though using the tool is not a condition for being on the Dudley Building Society panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Dudley Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, protect your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Mortgage companies frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Dudley Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Dudley Building Society has made 175 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 15.6 days. In total, 59% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Dudley Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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My wife and I are first time buyers. Within the last couple of days our lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with the expectation that exchange is imminent. Dudley Building Society have this evening contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Please explain?
If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is usual for the purchaser's solicitors to also act for the purchaser's lender.

In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitors should contact Dudley Building Society and see if they can apply for membership of the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable Dudley Building Society will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

My fiance and I changing mortgage lender for our penthouse with Dudley Building Society. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. The solicitor on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the apartment is repossessed. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Dudley Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Dudley Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Dudley Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

I see that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for my own conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am attempting to get my ex-husband taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Dudley Building Society really tell me which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Dudley Building Society then has the right to appoint a different solicitor to act for them at your expense. It might be more cost effective and quicker to instruct a lawyer who is on the Dudley Building Society solicitors panel
is it true that all solicitors on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've digested plenty of mortgage guides,I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Dudley Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Dudley Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Dudley Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
My brother and I are acquiring a garden flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to beretained. My friendadvised that we check that the property lawyer in Hendon is on the Dudley Building Society solicitors panel. Is this right?
Not all Hendon conveyancing practices are on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing lawyer on the on the Dudley Building Society solicitors pane.