Harpenden Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk management tool.

This system optimises the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with alerts on Harpenden Building Society’s changes. Even though using this technology is not a prerequisite for Harpenden Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Harpenden Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, protect your panel standing.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase 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 Harpenden Building Society 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, 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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FAQs for the Harpenden Building Society Solicitor Panel from members of the public

I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Harpenden Building Society 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.
I am buying a new build flat and my conveyancer is informing me that she has to reveal incentives from the developer as her practice is on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. I am on a tight deadline to exchange and I dont want to prolong deal. Can I insist on an exchange regardless of what my lawyer says about being on the Harpenden Building Society panel?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Harpenden Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Harpenden Building Society). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I require the services of a Harpenden Building Society panel solicitor in Belfast. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Harpenden Building Society panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Harpenden Building Society to find out which solicitors in Harpenden Building Society are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
I am considering applying for a Harpenden Building Society mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) with 60% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Harpenden Building Society?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor but Harpenden Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible start. 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 recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Harpenden Building Society. Solicitors have been instructed? How long does it take for Harpenden Building Society to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Harpenden Building Society conducted the valuation? Have you advised Harpenden Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
Hi, thinking about buying a house off my mate. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I plan to obtain a mortgage with Harpenden Building Society. Is it possible to avoid using solicitors to save on the costs? My dad reckons back in the day he did a lot of it himself, just went into the land registry office and providing them with the info they needed himself
If you are getting a mortgage with Harpenden Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel. We would not encourage you to both use the same solicitors' firm. There are clear conflict of interest issues and it's not going to make a huge difference to the speed of the overall process. So as not to hold things us you should pass on your solicitors details to Harpenden Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Harpenden Building Society conveyancing panel.