Hampden Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This system optimises the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Hampden’s changes. While using the tool is not a prerequisite for Hampden , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Hampden’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your panel standing.

The system generates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, 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 Hampden are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Hampden has made 15 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 182.0 days. In total, 1% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Hampden have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Hampden Conveyancing Panel Example Support Desk Enquires from members of the public

On what basis could a firm of solicitors be removed from the Hampden approved conveyancing panel?
According to a recent survey report by the solicitors regulator three quarters of solicitor practices had been excluded from a lender panel. The most common reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume 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. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Hampden
Our solicitor has identified a legal deficiency with the lease for the flat we are buying. The other side have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer says that as he is on the Hampden conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is Hampden?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from Hampden does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the CML Handbook Requirements. You and Hampden are the client. The appropriate lender requirements must be adhered to by the Hampden conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and Hampden
I need to find a Hampden panel solicitor in Belfast. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Hampden panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Hampden to find out which solicitors in Hampden are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
My grandfather passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the property. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Hampden , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Hampden will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Hampden conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Hampden conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Hampden mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Hampden as we wish to carry out alterations or improvements our home. Do we need to appoint a solicitor on the Hampden conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Hampden would not normally appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they did require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Hampden list
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Hampden. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Hampden you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Hampden conveyancing panel.
Me and my partner are remortgaging a garden flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to begiven the go-ahead. My fathersuggested that we make sure that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Hampden solicitors panel. Aren't all lawyers on the Hampden panel?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing solicitors are on the Hampden conveyancing panel. 5 people a month use our search tool to find a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Hampden approved list of lawyers.