Ipswich Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Ipswich Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that using this technology is not a prerequisite for Ipswich Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Ipswich Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, protect your panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor generates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will improve 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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Mortgage companies often vary their requirements. The BSA instructions from Ipswich 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 2010, Ipswich Building Society has made 36 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the BSA Requirements.
That equates to a section change every 75.8 days. In total, 34% of the sections of the BSA Requirements for Ipswich Building Society have been changed since 26/1/2010.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
D.13 23/11/2018 BSA
C.13 27/12/2017 BSA
A.12 08/09/2016 BSA
C.13 23/06/2015 BSA
A.3 04/08/2014 BSA
C.15 04/08/2014 BSA
C.20 04/08/2014 BSA
D.12 04/08/2014 BSA
D.31 04/08/2014 BSA
F.6 04/08/2014 BSA

Last update 14/07/2019

FAQs : The Ipswich Building Society Solicitor Panel from members of the public

My IFA has says he needs my lawyer’ panel member for the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Ipswich Building Society branch but they cant find it on their system.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. 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 Ipswich Building Society.
My solicitor has discovered an inconsistency when comparing the information in Ipswich Building Society’s valuation survey and what is revealed within the title deeds. My lawyer has advised that as he is on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel he is duty bound to ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content go ahead. Is my solicitor’s course or action legitimate?
A precondition to being on the Ipswich Building Society approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Ipswich Building Society) which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I require the services of a Ipswich Building Society panel solicitor in Belfast. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Society to find out which solicitors in Ipswich 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 attempting to get my ex-wife taken off the mortgage deeds. Can Ipswich Building Society really insist on which solicitor I can or can not instruct?
You can use any solicitor you like but Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Society solicitors panel
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Ipswich Building Society have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Ipswich Building Society your lawyer must to check the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Ipswich Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Ipswich Building Society where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. Requirements for Scotland are due in the near future.
I have a mortgage with Ipswich Building Society. My father retired last week and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Ipswich Building Society mortgage is discharged.
Although you do need to retain the services of a lawyer they dont need to be on the Ipswich Building Society 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.
Planning on purchasing a flat with a mortgage with Ipswich Building Society. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Ipswich Building Society conveyancing panel