Handelsbanken Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This software assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Handelsbanken’s changes. While utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for Handelsbanken , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Handelsbanken’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel status.

The system creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. In addition it is simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in a PII saving.

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Mortgage companies often vary 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, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Handelsbanken has made 13 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 210.0 days. In total, 2% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Handelsbanken have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Examples of recent questions relating to the Handelsbanken Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I instructed a law firm to conduct the legal paperwork on my house purchase 4 weeks ago having applied for a mortgage with Handelsbanken. The firm assured me that they are on Handelsbanken conveyancing panel and advised me their panel number. Handelsbanken then ,via my broker advised that their panel number was dormant and would need to be reactivated. What do I do from here? Should I appoint a new solicitor listed on the approved panel for Handelsbanken?
You may be very frustrated with the lawyer but if it only go take a few more days they it may be worth waiting as, depending on how far progressed you are you may end up delaying the transaction by a number of weeks if you need to replace your solicitor You may wish to enlist the help of your broker to check with the Handelsbanken as to the time frame to get your lawyer reinstated on the panel once again.
Our grandson is purchasing a newly built flat with a home loan from Handelsbanken. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in receiving 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 transaction. 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 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 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 am Googling for online conveyancing estimates. Can I be confident that all the law firms that are identified on your directory are on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices listed on our site have advised us that they are on the Handelsbanken panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the Handelsbanken panel. To date we have not been informed by either a bank or a member of the public that the data about a specific firm being on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel is incorrect.
I was scheduled to move into my flat last Thursday. My solicitor is on the Handelsbanken solicitors panel but has moved offices in the past couple of months and had not advised Handelsbanken of their new address. Handelsbanken is now refusing to release my funds as the information from the solicitors isn't correct.
This is as unusual as it is unlucky. The majority of lender Terms of Conveyancing Panel Appointment specifically oblige the solicitor to inform the lender of an address change. Your solicitor needs to treat this with the utmost urgency. Do speak with or register your concern with the senior partner (assuming he or she is not your direct lawyer). Most lenders would be reasonable in this situation and expedite the resolution of this issue. It may be prudent to enlist the help of your local Handelsbanken branch or your mortgage broker to see if they can assist.
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Handelsbanken panel is any good?
seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Handelsbanken. Solicitors have been instructed? What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Handelsbanken?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Handelsbanken done the valuation? Have you advised Handelsbanken as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Handelsbanken conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through
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.