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Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software is the only way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with alerts on Foundation Home loans’s changes. Even though utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for Foundation Home loans , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Foundation Home loans’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for many 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 Foundation Home loans 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, Foundation Home loans has made 104 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the UK Finance Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 26.2 days. In total, 46% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Foundation Home loans have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Foundation Home loans Solicitor Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

My mortgage broker has says he needs my solicitor’s panel reference for the Foundation Home loans conveyancing panel. What is the best way to discover this. I have tried my local Foundation Home loans branch but they cant find it on their system.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. A law firm is likely to keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable their conveyancing panel details for Foundation Home loans.
I am due to complete my purchase next Tuesday. My conveyancing lawyer has asked me to provide him with a copy of the building insurance for the house as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Foundation Home loans. What risks do Foundation Home loans expect the insurance to cover?
All property lawyers on the Foundation Home loans conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Foundation Home loans’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Foundation Home loans). Being on the Foundation Home loans conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these instructions.
I am planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool who is on the Foundation Home loans conveyancing. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Foundation Home loans . We don’t recommend any particular firm.
I am attempting to get my former partner removed the mortgage deeds. Can Foundation Home loans really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Foundation Home loans 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 Foundation Home loans solicitors panel
Is the case that all CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors on the Foundation Home loans conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor I paid an upfront payment of 150. Soon after the conveyancers contacted me to say that they were not on the Foundation Home loans conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Foundation Home loans panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Intending to buy a flat with a mortgage with Foundation Home loans. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Foundation Home loans 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 Foundation Home loans conveyancing panel

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