Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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This software optimises the way you can prove 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 COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for Dudley Building Society , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Dudley Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel standing.

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Mortgage companies often vary 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 141 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 19.4 days. In total, 57% 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
6.14.1d 01/12/2014 CML
1.11a 10/04/2014 CML
5.4.5 10/04/2014 CML Local Search Indemnity Insurance
5.20.1 21/06/2013 CML
5.20.3 21/06/2013 CML
5.14.13 27/06/2011 CML
5.15.2d 27/06/2011 CML
5.8.1 27/06/2011 CML
6.14.1d 27/06/2011 CML
6.14.2 27/06/2011 CML

Last update 07/09/2019

Q and A’s regarding the Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I have been advised by my broker that I have to pay Dudley Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I'm happy to use any solicitor in the country TBH as long as they're good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Dudley Building Society panel?
Dudley Building Society’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 Dudley Building Society will allow to act for them.
can you help? My solicitor is assuring me that he is legally obliged to conduct a Local Authority search because the firm are on the Dudley Building Society solicitor panel. Is this really necessary?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with Dudley Building Society your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of Dudley Building Society’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements last updated Dudley Building Society. even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out a local authority search.
Do I need to pop into the offices of the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in London so that I can attend their offices when needed.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Dudley Building Society 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.
The firm that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Brighton has suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a firm on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £175 for searches. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Dudley Building Society. Solicitors have been appointed? How long does it take for Dudley Building Society to send the offer to our conveyancer
There is no definitive answer here. Have Dudley Building Society conducted the survey? Have you advised Dudley Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in month 8 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Dudley Building Society are being difficult. The solicitor who is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Dudley Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Dudley Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Dudley Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Dudley Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What do I do now? At what point should I appy for the mortgage with Dudley Building Society?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Dudley Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.