Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers such as AmTrust. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This system optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Dudley Building Society’s changes. Even though using this technology 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 panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

The system generates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will enhance 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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Banks and building societies often 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 173 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 15.8 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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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
17.2.1a 21/10/2019 CML
5.1.1 21/10/2019 CML
9.2 06/06/2017 CML Adverse Possession Indemnity Insurance Possessory Title Indemnity Insurance Missing Deeds Indemnity Insurance Defective Title Indemnity Insurance
5.5.1b 01/12/2014 CML
3.1.5 01/12/2014 CML
3.1.6 10/04/2014 CML
5.14.1 21/06/2013 CML
6.7.1 21/06/2013 CML
5.14.15b 27/06/2011 CML Absentee Landlord Indemnity Insurance
6.14.2 27/06/2011 CML

Last update 06/11/2019

Dudley Building Society Solicitor Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my the law firm I have appointed is not on the Dudley Building Society Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a firm that is on the the approved Dudley Building Society solicitor panel.
My god-son is purchasing a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Dudley Building Society. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor 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 Dudley 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 identifying law firms on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my 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 purchasing a right to buy flat and getting a mortgage with Dudley Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Dudley 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 Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
Are all Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel?
A selection of banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their panels.
Do most banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to Dudley Building Society’s conveyancing panel requirements.
The for formalities of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Dudley Building Society. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about Dudley Building Society. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Dudley Building Society branches or the Customer Care Team at Dudley Building Society head office. In most cases complaints to Dudley Building Society are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.