Handelsbanken Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and professional indemnity insures. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software facilitates the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on Handelsbanken’s changes. Notwithstanding that using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for acceptance on the Handelsbanken panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Handelsbanken’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Handelsbanken 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, Handelsbanken has made 33 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 82.7 days. In total, 10% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Handelsbanken have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Q and A’s regarding the Handelsbanken Solicitor Panel from members of the public

I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Handelsbanken panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
My son is about to exchange on a house that has just been built with a home loan from Handelsbanken. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Handelsbanken 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 Handelsbanken conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I require the services of a Handelsbanken panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
It is not clear why you need a Handelsbanken panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Handelsbanken to find out which solicitors in Handelsbanken 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
We're in Wales, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Handelsbanken , but our lawyer is on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Handelsbanken do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I had instructed online solicitors based in London who are on the Handelsbanken solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £135 for the legal aspects of the Handelsbanken mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Handelsbanken?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Handelsbanken but by your lawyers. Some firms on the Handelsbanken will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
Handelsbanken have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Handelsbanken or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Handelsbanken will tell you what documents they want. Handelsbanken will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Handelsbanken will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.