Leeds Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor 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 automatic updates on Leeds Building Society’s changes. While utilising this technology is not a prerequisite for Leeds Building Society , demonstrating you can remain up to date with Leeds Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

The system creates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will improve your firm's efficiency. It is also simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Leeds 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, Leeds Building Society has made 395 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 6.9 days. In total, 62% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Leeds Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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FAQs for the Leeds Building Society Solicitor Panel from members of the public

For what reasons would a law firm be excluded from the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel?
A survey recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority found that three quarters of solicitor practices had been removed from a lender panel. The top reasons in order are :
  1. Low volume of transactions
  2. the lawyer is a sole practitioner
  3. as part of the HSBC panel reduction
  4. regulatory contact by SRA
  5. accidental removal. We are not aware of the specific or common criteria for removal by Leeds Building Society
Expecting to move into my new home next Friday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Leeds Building Society. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Leeds 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 Leeds Building Society’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Leeds Building Society). Being on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
I need to find a Leeds Building Society panel solicitor in Inverness. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Leeds 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 Leeds Building Society to find out which solicitors in Leeds 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 buying a semi-detached house and getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in your location.
I was thinking of purchasing my friend’s property. Assuming we can agree a figure, what’s the best way to proceed? I hope to get a mortgage with Leeds Building Society. Is there anyway to cut out the 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 Leeds Building Society involved you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Leeds 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 Leeds Building Society. Feel free to use our search tool to look for a licensed conveyancer or solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in month 8 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Leeds Building Society are being problematic. The solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Leeds Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Me and my partner are buying a 1st floor apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon are preferred to begiven the go-ahead. My agentadvised that we check that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Leeds Building Society approved list of lawyers. Aren't all lawyers on the Leeds Building Society panel?
Not all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. 7 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Leeds Building Society list of approved conveyancing firms.