Leeds Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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

This software facilitates the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Leeds Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that using this technology is not a prerequisite for Leeds Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Leeds Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, protect your panel status.

The software creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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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, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Leeds Building Society has made 360 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 7.6 days. In total, 61% 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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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
10.7 04/12/2018 CML
4.1 01/06/2018 CML
14.2.2 29/03/2018 CML
16.3.4 03/10/2017 CML
5.17.5a 03/10/2017 CML
10.11 07/06/2017 CML
17.1.1 07/06/2017 CML
6.7.1 07/06/2017 CML
5.19.1 02/06/2017 CML
5.5.4 02/06/2017 CML Restrictive Covenant Indemnity Insurance

Last update 21/05/2019

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

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Leeds Building Society fees if I use my own solicitor. How efficient are the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Would you recommend a specific law firm on the Leeds Building Society panel?
Leeds Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from whether they are on it. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Leeds Building Society will allow to act for them.
My partner and I changing mortgage lender for our apartment with Leeds Building Society. We have a son 19 who lives with us. The solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his rights to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Leeds Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Leeds Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Leeds Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Are there any apps to help search for a local solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 miles to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. 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 Leeds Building Society solicitor panel.
My aunt passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Leeds Building Society , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Leeds Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Leeds Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Leeds 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 Leeds Building Society your lawyer must to check the Leeds Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Leeds Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Leeds 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.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or I've digested plenty of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.
Next month my fiance and I are remortgaging a flat in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors in Hendon need to begiven the go-ahead. My agentsuggested that we enquire that the solicitor in Hendon is on the Leeds Building Society solicitors panel. Is this right?
Far from all Hendon conveyancing firms are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. 8 people a month use our search tool to search for a Hendon conveyancing solicitor on the on the Leeds Building Society solicitors pane.