Harpenden Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with automatic updates on Harpenden Building Society’s changes. While using this technology is not a condition for acceptance on the Harpenden Building Society panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with Harpenden Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for some firms, results in reduced PII premiums.

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Lenders frequently change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Harpenden Building Society 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, Harpenden Building Society has made 149 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 18.3 days. In total, 63% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Harpenden Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Harpenden Building Society Solicitor Panel Recently Asked Questions from members of the public

My mortgage broker has has requested my solicitor’s panel member for the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have called my local Harpenden Building Society branch but they have not got back to me yet.
the sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your solicitor. 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 Harpenden Building Society.
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 he says that he has to check this in has capacity as lawyer for Harpenden Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Harpenden Building Society 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 Harpenden Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Harpenden Building Society). Being on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Harpenden Building Society solicitor panel.
I would like to get my ex-wife removed the mortgage deeds. Can Harpenden Building Society really insist on which solicitor I can or can not retain?
You can use any solicitor you like but Harpenden Building Society 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 Harpenden Building Society solicitors panel
My brother and I have agreed a price on a house I spoke to a conveyancer recommended by my mum and he suggested instructing a law firm approved by Harpenden Building Society. The estate agent recommended two local firms so I asked Harpenden Building Society if the 2 suggested solicitors are approved, which they are not. Harpenden Building Society suggested that either firm can fill out the appropriate forms to become approved. Do I (1) save myself the aggravation and use one of Harpenden Building Society 's conveyancing panel solicitors (2) Use the local solicitor and accept there may be delays etc as they go through the approval process.
Enquire of Harpenden Building Society to suggest a law firm in your location. Lenders have them all over the country. You can also use our search tool at the top of this page to search for a lawyer on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel based on location. If you particularly like the sound of one of the local lawyers that you have spoken to ask them if they would go onto Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel as it may only take about 2-3 weeks. As long as they meet Harpenden Building Society’s requirements it can be a very simple job for the solicitor. Other stuff will be going on in parallel (as you are at an early stage) so it may not delay matters.
For 5 years I had a mortgage with Harpenden Building Society. My uncle has just retired and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Harpenden Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long will it roughly take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Harpenden Building Society mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. As the property is your main residence you need not pay CGT but you should speak with your accountants in any event.
Harpenden Building Society 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 Harpenden Building Society or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Harpenden Building Society will tell you what documents they want. Harpenden Building Society 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. Harpenden Building Society 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.