Dudley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software is the only 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 utilising the software 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.

The software generates 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 many firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Mortgage companies 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 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
5.5.1a 01/12/2014 CML
6.7.1 21/06/2013 CML
10.10 27/06/2011 CML
5.14.11 27/06/2011 CML Defective Lease Indemnity Insurance
5.17.5a 27/06/2011 CML
5.8.5 27/06/2011 CML
6.5.1 27/06/2011 CML
3.1.5 24/06/2011 CML
3.1.6 24/06/2011 CML
5.1.1 24/06/2011 CML

Last update 11/11/2018

Dudley Building Society Solicitor Panel Sample Enquires to our Call Center from members of the public

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer is not on the Dudley Building Society Conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 3 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for Dudley Building Society.
My god-son is buying a new build apartment with a mortgage from Dudley Building Society. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. 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 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 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 have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Dudley Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Dudley Building Society solicitor panel.
The solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Manchester has without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will 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 may be able to help
I have today made my last payment due on mortgage with Dudley Building Society. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Dudley Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Dudley Building Society mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Dudley Building Society mortgage from the register. Dudley Building Society,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Dudley Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Dudley Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Dudley Building Society mortgage has been paid off.
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called Dudley Building Society on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply dont know who is right
Your lawyer has to follow the CML Handbook Part 2 requirements for Dudley Building Society. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Dudley Building Society 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 Dudley Building Society to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
Planning on purchasing a flat with a mortgage with Dudley Building Society. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Dudley Building Society 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 Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel